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Early Kadlec strike seals victory for Czech Republic

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.17CET
Wales 0-1 Czech Republic
Jakub Dovalil's visitors left Wrexham with all three points courtesy of Václav Kadlec's fifth-minute goal at The Racecourse Ground.
by Claire Gray
from The Racecourse Ground
Early Kadlec strike seals victory for Czech Republic
Marek Hanousek (right) challenges Ryan Doble ©FAW
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.17CET

Early Kadlec strike seals victory for Czech Republic

Wales 0-1 Czech Republic
Jakub Dovalil's visitors left Wrexham with all three points courtesy of Václav Kadlec's fifth-minute goal at The Racecourse Ground.

A fifth-minute goal from Václav Kadlec was enough for the Czech Republic to defeat Wales and move level with Armenia at the top of qualifying Group 3.

Jakub Dovalil's side started the match one off the foot of their UEFA European Under-21 Championship section but ended it in second place thanks to Kadlec's early strike. Vladimir Darida's corner picked out the unmarked Marek Hanousek and his cushioned header fell to the feet of AC Sparta Praha man Kadlec, who scooped the ball over goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

The Czechs almost doubled their advantage six minutes later, but Lukáš Hedja's fierce shot was brilliantly cleared off the line by Kieron Freeman. While the visitors clearly had the upper hand in the first half, it was not quite all one way traffic − Thomas Bradshaw forced Marek Štěch to tip his low drive around the post, Ryan Doble flashed a shot across goal, and Bradshaw failed keep his shot down.

While Kadlec then thumped another shot towards goal, which was parried by Maxwell, and Tomáš Kalas had an effort shortly before the interval, the early stages of the second half produced few chances of note.

Billy Bodin tested Štěch, but it was the visitors who looked more likely to provide the second goal, substitute Jan Chramosta's shot into the ground forcing Maxwell into a fine fingertip save. Wales pressed hard for an equaliser in the closing stages and were almost rewarded when Brown's looping header from Jake Howells' corner bounced off the crossbar.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.09CET

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Lineups

Wales

Wales

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1
MaxwellChris Maxwell (GK)
1
ŠtěchMarek Štěch (GK)
2
FreemanKieron Freeman
2
LecjaksJan Lecjaks (C)
3
RichardsAshley Richards (C)
Yellow Card83
3
HejdaLukáš Hejda
Yellow Card15
4
LucasLee Lucas
5
KalasTomáš Kalas
5
BrownTroy Brown
6
Nitrianský Milan Nitrianský
6
AlfeiDaniel Alfei
Yellow Card45
8
KopicJan Kopic
Substitution90+4
7
J. TaylorJake Taylor
Substitution46
11
KrejčíLadislav Krejčí
8
HewittElliott Hewitt
12
DaridaVladimír Darida
Substitution78
9
BradshawThomas Bradshaw
Substitution74
13
NešporMartin Nešpor
Yellow Card63
Substitution68
10
DobleRyan Doble
Substitution66
14
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
Goal5
11
HowellsJake Howells
19
HanousekMarek Hanousek

Substitutes

12
CornellDavid Cornell (GK)
16
ValešRoman Valeš (GK)
13
EvansAlex Evans
4
ČmovšPavel Čmovš
Substitution90+4
14
DummettPaul Dummett
9
HušbauerJosef Hušbauer
15
BodinBilly Bodin
Substitution46
10
NavrátilJan Navrátil
16
StephensDavid Stephens
15
NovákFilip Novák
17
ChamberlainElliott Chamberlain
Substitution66
17
ChramostaJan Chramosta
Substitution68
18
OglebyRobert Ogleby
Substitution74
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
Substitution78

Coach

Brian Flynn (WAL) Jakub Dovalil (CZE)

Referee

Nikolaj Hänni (SUI)

Assistant referees

Beat Hidber (SUI), Johann Vogel (SUI)

Fourth official

Damien Carrel (SUI)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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