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Hubník gives Czechs the edge

Published: Saturday 7 October 2006, 0.30CET
Czech Republic 2-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina A late Roman Hubník strike gave the Czech Republic a slim advantage to take into the second leg in Sarajevo.
by Josef Ladislav
from Jablonec

Match statistics

Czech RepublicBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Saturday 7 October 2006, 0.30CET

Hubník gives Czechs the edge

Czech Republic 2-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina A late Roman Hubník strike gave the Czech Republic a slim advantage to take into the second leg in Sarajevo.

The Czech Republic secured a slim advantage to take into the second leg of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off in Bosnia-Herzegovina next Tuesday after coming out 2-1 winners at home in Jablonec.

Evenly balanced
Roman Hubník scored the goal that gives the Czechs the edge after Sejad Salihović had cancelled out Daniel Kolář's first-half opener, leaving the tie nicely balanced with at least 90 minutes still to play.

Kolář breakthrough
The visitors survived early pressure from the Czechs, who were unable to break down a stubborn Bosnia-Herzegovina defence. However, Kolář gave them the lead on 34 minutes, latching on to a Jan Holenda pass to register his second goal in qualifying following a strike against Cyprus in the group stage.

Unlikely equaliser
The hosts continued to be the more effective side in the second half as Bosnia-Herzegovina struggled with Czech Republic-based forward Edin Džeko alone in attack. Against the run of play they managed to conjure an equaliser in the 54th minute though - Salihovič levelling with a free-kick from 25 metres.

Captain's winner
Hubník, however, ensured his team would take an advantage to Sarajevo with 20 minutes remaining. The defender profited after Bosnia-Herzegovina goalkeeper Zdenko Baotić could only parry Daniel Pudil's free-kick, turning in the rebound from close range. Ladislav Škorpil's men also came close to a third goal four minutes from time when Michal Papadopulos headed against the crossbar, leaving both sides hopeful of progressing to the Netherlands next year.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.41CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
ZlámalZdeněk Zlámal (GK)
1
BaotićZdenko Baotić (GK)
2
KaufmanJosef Kaufman
2
MuharemovićVeldin Muharemović
Yellow Card71
3
LatkaMartin Latka (C)
3
MemiševićDamir Memišević
4
HubníkRoman Hubník
Goal70
4
MaksumićAjdin Maksumić
Yellow Card83
5
KadlecMichal Kadlec
5
PandžaBoris Pandža
6
ŠvecMichal Švec
6
ČovićMehmedalija Čović
7
JandaPetr Janda
Substitution77
7
MaksimovićMarko Maksimović
Substitution87
8
FrejlachTomáš Frejlach
Substitution90
8
SalihovićSejad Salihović
Goal53
9
HolendaJan Holenda
Yellow Card59
Substitution63
9
DajićJusuf Dajić
Substitution79
10
KolářDaniel Kolář
Goal33
10
IbričićSenijad Ibričić (C)
Yellow Card32
11
PudilDaniel Pudil
11
DžekoEdin Džeko
Substitution90+2

Substitutes

16
CernyTomáš Cerny (GK)
12
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
13
BlažekJan Blažek
Substitution77
14
HusićEdin Husić
Substitution90+2
14
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Substitution63
16
VršajevićAvdija Vršajević
Substitution87
17
HolekMario Holek
Substitution90
17
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
Substitution79
12
KleinMartin Klein
13
StjepanovićNemanja Stjepanović
15
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
15
RascicAlmir Rascic
18
KnakalMartin Knakal
18
DamjanovićNemanja Damjanović

Coach

Ladislav Škorpil (CZE) Ibrahim Zukanovic (BIH)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Paulo Jorge Januario Leite Ribeiro (POR), João Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Hélio Antonio Gonçalves Santos (POR)

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