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Germany thwart Czech Republic coronation

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.30CET
Czech Republic 1-1 Germany
Jan Tilman Kirchhoff's 72nd-minute strike earned the holders a point and prevented the Group 5 leaders from sealing top spot.
Germany thwart Czech Republic coronation
Germany's Peniel Mlapa (left) tussles with Tomáš Fabián ©AFP
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.30CET

Germany thwart Czech Republic coronation

Czech Republic 1-1 Germany
Jan Tilman Kirchhoff's 72nd-minute strike earned the holders a point and prevented the Group 5 leaders from sealing top spot.

The Czech Republic dropped their first points in Group 5 as holders Germany hit back to earn a draw in Mlada Boleslav thanks to Jan Tilman Kirchhoff's 72nd-minute strike.

A point would have assured the Czechs top spot in the section, but they must now wait until their final game at home to closest rivals Iceland on Tuesday to confirm it. Iceland, three points adrift in second, must win by two goals to clinch first place while Germany, champions in 2009, are already out of contention.

Jan Suchopárek's side had won their six previous games coming into the match, including a 2-1 win in Germany this time last year, and looked on course to make it seven from seven when Lukáš Mareček fired them ahead with a long-range strike in the 38th minute.

Third-placed Germany had won just one of their previous six outings but they battled back and drew level when Kirchhoff profited from good work by Sebastian Jung to find the net from four metres out, his goal putting the Czechs' celebrations on hold.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.43CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Germany

Germany

1
VaclíkTomáš Vaclík (GK)
1
BaumannOliver Baumann (GK)
2
HošekJan Hošek
2
JungSebastian Jung
Yellow Card37
3
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
3
RauschKonstantin Rausch
4
GecovMarcel Gecov
4
SobiechLasse Sobiech
5
ČelůstkaOndřej Čelůstka
5
KirchhoffJan Tilman Kirchhoff
Goal71
8
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Substitution46
6
MoritzChristoph Moritz
Yellow Card82
10
KozákLibor Kozák
Substitution65
7
HerrmannPatrick Herrmann
Substitution67
11
PekhartTomáš Pekhart (C)
8
RudySebastian Rudy
Substitution61
12
FabiánTomáš Fabián
9
Sukuta-PasuRichard Sukuta-Pasu
13
M. ČernýMilan Černý
Yellow Card57
10
HoltbyLewis Holtby (C)
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
Goal38
Substitution88
11
MlapaPeniel Mlapa
Substitution89

Substitutes

16
ŠtěchMarek Štěch (GK)
12
TrappKevin Trapp (GK)
6
VáchaLukáš Vácha
Substitution46
13
BellStefan Bell
7
HořavaTomáš Hořava
Substitution88
14
EkiciMehmet Ekici
Substitution67
9
RabušicMichael Rabušic
15
FunkPatrick Funk
Substitution89
14
KovaříkJan Kovařík
16
GötzeMario Götze
Substitution61
15
DejmekRadek Dejmek
17
JantschkeTony Jantschke
17
ChramostaJan Chramosta
Substitution65
18
TeixeiraNils Teixeira

Coach

Jan Suchopárek (CZE) Rainer Adrion (GER)

Referee

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

Assistant referees

Gianluca Cariolato (ITA), Fabio Galloni (ITA)

Fourth official

Antonio Danilo Giannoccaro (ITA)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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