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Perfect Czechs too strong for holders

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 21.55CET
Germany 1-2 Czech Republic
Michael Rabušic scored twice to help the visiting side to their fourth win in a row and consign the holders to a first defeat in Group 5.
by Julian Gnan
Perfect Czechs too strong for holders
The Czech players celebrate their opening goal ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 8 September 2009, 21.55CET

Perfect Czechs too strong for holders

Germany 1-2 Czech Republic
Michael Rabušic scored twice to help the visiting side to their fourth win in a row and consign the holders to a first defeat in Group 5.

The Czech Republic took command of Group 5 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a 2-1 win against defending champions Germany in Wiesbaden. Michael Rabušic scored once in each half, the second a penalty, as the Czechs won their fourth successive match in the section, leaving Mats Hummels's late penalty as nothing more than a consolation for the hosts, who also had Stefano Celozzi sent off.

Czechs impress
The visiting side seized the early initiative and took the lead in the 21st minute when Rabušic converted Adam Hloušek's low cross. Germany, in contrast, were unable to make the most of the chances they created, coming closest in the 30th minute when Deniz Naki's shot was brilliantly tipped over by Czech goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík. The Czechs were happy to sit back after the restart and strike on the break and the tactic worked to perfection on 70 minutes when Hloušek was held back by Celozzi in the area and awarded a penalty. Celozzi was dismissed and Rabušic stepped up to fire his side 2-0 ahead.

Consolation
That double blow proved too much for Germany, even though Hummels gained some measure of consolation from the penalty spot in the second minute of added time. It was the champions' first competitive defeat since a surprise loss to Moldova on 19 August 2008 in qualifying for this summer's finals and leaves them with a mountain to climb in Group 5. The Czech Republic have 12 points from four games with Germany on three points from their two.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.11CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1
SippelTobias Sippel (GK)
1
VaclíkTomáš Vaclík (GK)
2
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
Yellow Card13
Substitution34
2
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
Yellow Card59
Substitution89
4
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
4
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
5
BastiansFelix Bastians
Yellow Card64
5
ČelůstkaOndřej Čelůstka
Yellow Card66
9
SchieberJulian Schieber
6
VáchaLukáš Vácha
10
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution72
8
DočkalBořek Dočkal (C)
Substitution82
15
HummelsMats Hummels
Goal90+2
9
RabušicMichael Rabušic
Goal21
Goal70
Yellow Card70
Substitution74
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng (C)
Yellow Card69
10
HloušekAdam Hloušek
19
PezzoniKevin Pezzoni
Substitution60
12
MarečekLukáš Mareček
23
NakiDeniz Naki
Yellow Card23
14
GecovMarcel Gecov
27
CelozziStefano Celozzi
Red Card69
17
SuchýMarek Suchý

Substitutes

12
UlreichSven Ulreich (GK)
16
HanušJan Hanuš (GK)
7
SchindlerKevin Schindler
Substitution60
3
DejmekRadek Dejmek
18
SamSidney Sam
Substitution34
7
ChramostaJan Chramosta
22
BargfredePhilipp Bargfrede
11
VošahlíkJan Vošahlík
Substitution74
24
LangkampSebastian Langkamp
13
M. ČernýMilan Černý
28
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
Substitution72
15
HeidenreichJakub Heidenreich
Substitution89
29
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
18
ZemanMartin Zeman
Substitution82
Yellow Card90+1

Coach

Rainer Adrion (GER) Jakub Dovalil (CZE)

Referee

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Assistant referees

Muhammed Matadar (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)

Fourth official

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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