Stadion Letná - Prague 07/06/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Czech Republic - Italy
0-0
 

Czech Republic - Italy 0-0 - 07/06/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Buffon brilliance holds Czechs at bay

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.00CET
Buffon brilliance holds Czechs at bay
The Czech Republic's Libor Kozák (left) challenges Andrea Barzagli of Italy ©AFP/Getty Images

A typically solid display from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon helped Italy consolidate their status at the top of Group B despite being held to a goalless draw in the Czech Republic.

The home team had already lost at home to Bulgaria and Denmark in this FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign and came out determined to put on a better showing in Prague. They managed six shots on target to Italy's none, but were unable to beat Buffon, whose side survived Mario Balotelli's second-half dismissal and are now four points clear at the head of the section.

Match statistics

Czech Republic
Italy

0

Goals scored

0

16

Total attempts

5

6

Attempts on target

0

9

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

4

3

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

1

14

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Montolivo (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    86
    Kolář (in) - Jiráček (out) (Czech Republic)
  • Substitution
    77
    Aquilani (in) - Pirlo (out) (Italy)
  • Substitution
    76
    V. Kadlec (in) - Darida (out) (Czech Republic)

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