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Parlak punctures Czech resolve

Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 19.19CET
Czech Republic 1-1 Turkey
The Czech Republic relinquished top spot in Group 2 after Turkey hit back to claim a point.
by Ladislav Josef
Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 19.19CET

Parlak punctures Czech resolve

Czech Republic 1-1 Turkey
The Czech Republic relinquished top spot in Group 2 after Turkey hit back to claim a point.

The Czech Republic relinquished top spot in Group 2 after drawing 1-1 with Turkey in Jablonec. The meeting of the section's top two sides promised much and it was Turkey who looked the more likely winners, but a string of missed chances, including a penalty, meant the home side escaped with a point.

Střeštík strikes
Turkey had won all three of their previous 2009 UEFA European Under-21 qualifiers and they almost took the lead on three minutes when Nuri Şahin headed narrowly wide. It was the Czech Republic, however, who went ahead when Marek Střeštík caught Turkey goalkeeper Onur Recep Kivrak out with a 17th-minute free-kick to add to the goal he scored in the 3-0 defeat of Armenia a month ago.

Parlak levels
Turkey should have drawn level moments before half-time when František Rajtoral brought Zafer Yelen down in the area, but Serder Özkan's shot was parried by goalkeeper Milan Švenger. Turkey kept up the pressure after the break, and finally drew level on 73 minutes when an unmarked Ilhan Parlak headed in Özkan's corner.

Exciting group
The Czech Republic drop down to second with the draw, a point behind Ukraine, who have a played a game more. In an exciting section Turkey are two points adrift of the leaders but with two games in hand. Ukraine are at home to the Czech Republic on Wednesday while Turkey are next in action against Liechtenstein in March.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.55CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Turkey

Turkey

1
ŠvengerMilan Švenger (GK)
1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
2
PekhartTomáš Pekhart
Substitution46
2
Uğur UçarUğur Uçar (C)
3
ŠvecMichal Švec
3
Ferhat ÖztorunFerhat Öztorun
4
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
4
Orhan ŞamOrhan Şam
Yellow Card76
5
HolekMario Holek
5
Ceyhun GülselamCeyhun Gülselam
6
KúdelaOndřej Kúdela
6
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Yellow Card21
7
SuchýMarek Suchý
7
Serdar ÖzkanSerdar Özkan
Substitution87
8
KaloudaLuboš Kalouda
Substitution81
8
Özer HurmacıÖzer Hurmacı
9
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
9
YelenZafer Yelen
Substitution72
10
StřeštíkMarek Střeštík
Goal17
Yellow Card33
Substitution68
10
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
Substitution79
11
FilloMartin Fillo (C)
13
İlhan Parlakİlhan Parlak
Goal73

Substitutes

16
DivišJakub Diviš (GK)
12
Volkan BabacanVolkan Babacan (GK)
12
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Substitution68
16
DurmuşBayram Durmuş
13
J.PolákJan Polák
14
Caner ErkinCaner Erkin
Substitution87
14
Gebre SelassieTheodor Gebre Selassie
15
Mehmet GüvenMehmet Güven
Substitution79
15
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
17
Eren GüngörEren Güngör
17
JeslínekJiří Jeslínek
Substitution81
18
Özgürcan ÖzcanÖzgürcan Özcan
Substitution72
18
SmejkalMichal Smejkal
Substitution46

Coach

Vítězslav Lavička (CZE) Ümit Davala (TUR)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Roger East (ENG), Richard West (ENG)

Fourth official

Stephen Tanner (ENG)

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