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Pekhart treble inspires perfect Czechs

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 2.45CET
Czech Republic 5-0 San Marino
Tomáš Pekhart scored a hat-trick of headers inside 37 first-half minutes as the hosts maintained their 100% start to qualifying Group 5 in Prague.
by Evgeniy Lyust
from Na Julisce Stadion
Pekhart treble inspires perfect Czechs
Tomáš Pekhart (No11) is congratulated by his team-mates ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

Czech RepublicSan Marino

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
0
Attempts off target13
 
2
Corners8
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 15:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 2.45CET

Pekhart treble inspires perfect Czechs

Czech Republic 5-0 San Marino
Tomáš Pekhart scored a hat-trick of headers inside 37 first-half minutes as the hosts maintained their 100% start to qualifying Group 5 in Prague.

The Czech Republic made it six wins from as many matches in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 with a 5-0 victory over San Marino, Tomáš Pekhart scoring a first-half hat-trick of headers.

The FK Jablonec striker struck three in his team's 8-0 victory against the same opponents earlier in the campaign, and repeated the feat before half-time in Prague. Jan Kovařík was also on target midway through the first period, with Jan Chramosta completing the scoring from the penalty spot two minutes after the interval. Jan Suchopárek's team lead second-placed Iceland by two points with a game in hand.

Pekhart headed in Ondřej Čelůstka's inviting cross from the right and repeated the feat from Kovařík's delivery from the opposite flank. San Marino goalkeeper Mattia Manzaroli, who impressed throughout, denied Marcel Gecov on 22 minutes but was powerless to prevent Kovařík dispatching the rebound. Pekhart headed in his third five minutes before the break from Lukáš Vácha's corner, before drawing the foul from Michele Cervellini which allowed Chramosta to do the necessary from the spot.

The Czech Republic will be confirmed as group winners if they defeat holders Germany, now eliminated after losing 4-1 to Iceland tonight, on 3 September, four days before they meet their nearest rivals in Jablonec.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.44CET

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