Andruv Stadión - Olomouc 22/03/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Czech Republic - Denmark
0-3
 

Czech Republic - Denmark 0-3 - 22/03/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Denmark deliver at last in the Czech Republic

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 23.00CET
Denmark deliver at last in the Czech Republic
Nikolaj Stokholm and Niki Zimling celebrate a goal in Olomouc ©AFP/Getty Images

Denmark belatedly secured their first FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D victory, Andreas Cornelius, Simon Kjær and Niki Zimling scoring as the Czech Republic came unstuck in Olomouc.

FC København forward Cornelius tidied up to score the first of the night on 57 minutes, and Kjær's header and a breakaway effort from Zimling completed a miserable night for the home side, who started with playmaker Tomáš Rosický on the bench following his recovery from a bruised thigh.

Michal Bílek's side found Denmark tough to break down, though long-range efforts from Vladimír Darida and David Lafata drew good saves from Denmark goalkeeper Stephan Andersen. The Danes were not content just to sit back and defend, Petr Čech tipping an ambitious effort from Christian Eriksen away in the minutes leading up to the break.

The Chelsea FC goalkeeper could not do much about Cornelius's opener, though, the Danish league's 16-goal top scorer pouncing after Zimling's effort had been  blocked. Bílek responded by bringing on Rosický but his side soon went further behind, Kjær nodding in at the near post from Eriksen's 67th-minute corner.

With eight minutes to go Zimling anticipated a pass from Theo Gebre Selassie, outpaced Darida and sent a splendid shot inside Čech's left post to make it 3-0, completing the Czechs' heaviest home defeat since break-up of the former Czechoslovakia in 1993.

Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Denmark

Denmark

1Čech (GK) (C)1Andersen (GK)
2Gebre Selassie2Zimling
54
82
3Kadlec3Kjær
67
6Sivok
79
4Agger (C)
7Krejčí
64
5S. Poulsen
8Limberský6Jacobsen
9Vydra7Stokholm
13Plašil
74
8Eriksen
19Jiráček
61
9Krohn-Dehli
21Lafata10N. Jørgensen
18
66
22Darida
22
11Cornelius
57
85

Substitutes

23Vaclík (GK)22J. Hansen (GK)
16Laštůvka (GK)16Schmeichel (GK)
4Suchý12Stadsgaard
5Latka13Okore
10Rosický
61
14Schöne
11Dočkal
64
15Wass
12Rajtoral17Sloth
14Tecl18Makienok
85
15Kozák
74
80
19Rommedahl
66
17Hübschman20Jensen
18Kolář21Kusk
20Pekhart23Fischer

Coaches

Michal Bílek (CZE) Morten Olsen (DEN)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 15:33 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Czech Republic
Denmark

0

Goals scored

3

12

Total attempts

16

5

Attempts on target

8

2

off target

6

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

6

1

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

20

20

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    85
    Makienok (in) - Cornelius (out) (Denmark)
  • Goal
    82
    Zimling (Denmark) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Kozák (Czech Republic) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Sivok (Czech Republic) is shown a yellow card.

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