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SloveniaSloveniaStadion Celje - CeljeSaturday 27 March 2021
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Group B - Matchday 2
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

    Last updated 25/03/2021 14:56CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Matchday 2 in Group B brings a first UEFA European Under-21 Championship meeting for Slovenia and the Czech Republic at the Stadion Celje.

    • While co-hosts Slovenia are making their first finals appearance, the Czechs have a U21 title to their name and are looking to reach the knockout rounds for the first time in ten years, their two most recent finals campaigns having ended in the group stage.

    • Slovenia will be looking to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to holders Spain in their opening fixture, while the Czechs opened with a 1-1 draw against Italy.

    Previous meetings
    • This is the first time the teams have met in a competitive U21 fixture although they have played in four friendlies. The Czech Republic won three of those after Slovenia had triumphed in the first, Patrik Ipavec scoring the only goal on 21 April 1998.

    • Since then, the Czechs have recorded a 3-1 home victory on 15 August 2000 and a a 2-0 success in Portugal on 6 February 2007.

    • Most recently, a Kyiv friendly on 5 June 2013 was settled in the Czechs' favour by Jakub Plšek's 29th-minute goal.

    • The Czech Republic were 1-0 winners against Slovenia in the group stage of the 2015 European U17 Championship, Ondřej Lingr scoring the only goal. Martin Jedlička, Matěj Chaluš, Denis Granečný, Libor Holík, Michal Sadílek, Ondřej Šašinka and substitute Antonín Vaníček also featured for the Czechs.

    • Sadílek and Šašinka gave the Czech Republic a 2-1 comeback win against Slovenia in the European U19 Championship qualifying round on 8 October 2016. Jedlička, Holík, Filip Havelka and substitute Lingr were all in the Czech side, with David Brekalo representing Slovenia.

    Form guide
    • Slovenia and fellow hosts Hungary are the only sides to be making their finals debuts at the 2021 tournament.

    • Slovenia's most successful U21 campaign came in 2006, when they reached the qualifying play-offs only to lose 2-0 on aggregate to eventual champions the Netherlands (0-0 h, 0-2 a).

    • In the qualifying campaign for the 2019 finals, a team coached by Primož Gliha – who was replaced by current boss Milenko Ačimovič in November 2020 – finished second in their qualifying section, 12  points behind France, having picked up 16 points from their ten games (W4 D4 L2).

    • A 2-1 home win against Kazakhstan on 11 September 2018 is Slovenia's only victory in their last seven European U21 Championship fixtures (D3 L3).

    Czech Republic
    • Karel Krejčí's side finished top of qualifying Group 4, picking up 21 points from their ten matches to edge out Croatia by a single point at the top of the section. Defeated only once, 2-0 away to Scotland, they made sure of first place with a 2-0 win in Greece in their final qualifier.

    • Winners in 2002 with a squad including Petr Čech, Milan Baroš, Zdeněk Grygera, David Rozehnal, Jan Polák and Tomáš Hübschman – who all amassed more than 50 senior caps – the Czech Republic are in the final tournament for the seventh time. Runners-up in 2000, they were knocked out in the group stage in 2007 and, as hosts, 2015, but reached the semi-finals in 2011.

    • The Czechs' most recent appearance came in 2017, when they finished bottom of a section including Italy, eventual winners Germany and Denmark in Poland. They picked up three points, beating Italy 3-1 on Matchday 2 either side of defeats by Germany (0-2) and Denmark (2-4).

    • Czechoslovakia reached the U21 quarter-finals on six occasions, but never went any further in the competition.

    Links and trivia
    • Slovenia have never beaten the Czech Republic in a competitive men's international match at any level; their record in eight matches is D3 L5. Their sole success at senior level was a 1-0 friendly win in Ostrava in August 2000; they have lost their other two friendlies.

    • Czech clubs have also won all four matches against their Slovenian opponents, Maribor losing to Sparta Praha in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League play-offs (0-2 h, 0-1 a) and Viktoria Plzeň at the same stage of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League (1-3 a, 0-1 h).

    • Jiří Jarošík, who won 23 senior caps for the Czech Republic between 2000 and 2005, has been coach of Slovenian club NK Celje since 2020, with the club playing their home games at the Stadion Celje. Dušan Stojinovič and Žan Zaletel are among the members of his squad.


    Squad list Only this chapter

    Slovenia - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    1Igor Vekič06/05/199822Bravo - 00101-
    12Martin Turk21/08/200317Parma - 0000--
    22Žan-Luk Leban15/12/200218Everton - 0000--
    3Dušan Stojinovič26/08/200020Celje - 0000--
    4David Brekalo03/12/199822Bravo - 00105-
    5Žan Zaletel16/09/199921Celje - 00101-
    6Jan Gorenc26/07/199921Mura - 0000--
    13Andraž Žinič12/02/199922Domžale - 00101-
    20Sven Karič07/03/199823Domžale - 0000--
    21Aljaž Ploj30/08/199822Aluminij - 0000--
    23Žan Kolmanič03/03/200021Maribor - 00101-
    2Žan Rogelj25/11/199921Tirol*00101-
    7Tomi Horvat24/03/199922Mura - 0000--
    8Dejan Petrovič12/01/199823Rapid Wien*00102-
    14Tamar Svetlin30/07/200119Domžale - 00101-
    15Sandi Ogrinec05/06/199822Bravo - 0000--
    16Adam Gnezda Čerin16/07/199921Rijeka*00103-
    9Žan Medved14/06/199921Wisła Kraków - 00101-
    10Timi Elšnik29/04/199822Olimpija Ljubljana - 00101-
    11Žan Celar14/03/199922Cremonese - 00101-
    17Aljoša Matko29/03/200020Maribor - 00101-
    18Dario Kolobaric06/02/200021Domžale - 0000--
    19Nik Prelec10/06/200119Sampdoria*00101-
    -Milenko Acimovic15/02/197744 - 00101-
    Czech Republic - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    1Matěj Kovář17/05/200020Man. United - 0000--
    16Martin Jedlička24/01/199823Dunajská Streda - 80109-
    23Matouš Trmal20/10/199822Vitória SC - 20002-
    2Martin Vitík21/01/200318Sparta Praha*00101-
    3Matěj Chaluš02/02/199823Liberec - 60108-
    4Libor Holík12/05/199822Jablonec - 811091
    5Dominik Plechatý18/04/199921Sparta Praha - 70007-
    15Michal Fukala22/10/200020Liberec - 0000--
    18Denis Granečný07/09/199822Emmen - 901010-
    6Michal Sadílek31/05/199921Liberec - 901010-
    7Pavel Bucha11/03/199823Plzeň*9210102
    8Filip Havelka21/01/199823České Budějovice - 80008-
    9Dominik Janošek13/06/199822Zlín*9210102
    11Ladislav Krejčí20/04/199921Sparta Praha - 751085
    12Ondřej Lingr07/10/199822Slavia Praha - 30104-
    13Michal Kohút04/06/200020Slovácko - 10001-
    14Patrik Žitný21/01/199922Teplice - 50005-
    17Tomáš Ostrák05/02/200021Karviná - 10001-
    19Adam Karabec02/07/200317Sparta Praha - 10102-
    21Pavel Šulc29/12/200020Plzeň - 311041
    10Ondřej Šašinka21/03/199823Baník - 721082
    20Vaclav Drchal25/07/199921Mladá Boleslav - 531063
    22Antonín Vaníček22/04/199822Bohemians 1905 - 9100121
    -Karel Krejčí 20/12/196852 - 1001011-

    Last updated 27/03/2021 13:21CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeGlenn Nyberg (SWE)
    • Assistant refereesMahbod Beigi (SWE) , Andreas Söderqvist (SWE)
    • Fourth officialGiorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
    • UEFA DelegateVakhtang Bzikadze (GEO)
    • UEFA Referee observerHugh Dallas (SCO)


    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Glenn Nyberg12/10/1988328

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    15/10/2018U21QRCzech RepublicMoldova1-0Chomutov

    Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    15/10/2018U21QRCzech RepublicMoldova1-0Chomutov
    26/11/2020UELGSOGC NiceSK Slavia Praha1-3Nice

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:06CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


    • Under-21 - Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      Czech Republic1010111
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Slovenia 0-3 Spain
      0-1 Puado 53, 0-2 Villar 54, 0-3 Miranda 89
      Vekič, Rogelj (88 Svetlin), Brekalo, Zaletel, Petrovič, Elšnik (72 Prelec), Celar (59 Medved), Žinič, Gnezda Čerin, Matko, Kolmanič
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Slovenia-Czech Republic
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)

    Czech Republic

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      Czech Republic 2-0 Lithuania
      1-0 Vaníček 16, 2-0 Šašinka 68 (P)
      Jedlička, Chaluš, Holík, Plechatý, Sadílek, Šašinka, Krejčí, Matoušek (89 Graiciar), Granečný, Hložek (83 Havelka), Vaníček (74 Žitný)
    • (10/10/2019)
      Czech Republic 1-1 Greece
      0-1 Bouzoukis 45+2 (P) , 1-1 Hložek 76
      Jedlička, Chaluš, Holík, Plechatý, Sadílek, Bucha, Šašinka, Souček, Matoušek (74 Růsek), Hložek, Vaníček (62 Janošek)
    • (14/10/2019)
      Czech Republic 0-0 Scotland
      Jedlička, Janošek, Chaluš, Holík, Plechatý, Sadílek, Šašinka, Matoušek (70 Havelka), Granečný, Hložek, Vaníček (63 Bucha)
    • (14/11/2019)
      Czech Republic 6-0 San Marino
      1-0 Hložek 11, 2-0 Janošek 15, 3-0 Krejčí 38, 4-0 Krejčí 67, 5-0 Hložek 69, 6-0 Janošek 82
      Trmal, Holík (76 Souček), Sadílek, Žitný (64 Kohút), Havelka (85 Granečný), Janošek, Krejčí, Bucha (76 Hlavatý), Šulc (64 Vaníček), Chaluš, Hložek
    • (18/11/2019)
      Croatia 1-2 Czech Republic
      1-0 Ivanušec 30, 1-1 Krejčí 39, 1-2 Bucha 72
      Jedlička, Holík, Sadílek, Havelka, Janošek, Šašinka, Krejčí, Bucha (91 Vaníček), Granečný (78 Žitný), Chaluš, Hložek (85 Souček)
    • (02/09/2020)
      San Marino 0-6 Czech Republic
      0-1 Drchal 19, 0-2 Drchal 27, 0-3 Krejčí 64, 0-4 Krejčí 76, 0-5 Holík 77, 0-6 Šulc 84
      Trmal, Zima, Holík, Sadílek, Bucha (74 Šulc), Havelka (81 Granečný), Janošek, Krejčí, Žitný (74 Vaníček), Karabec (65 Beran), Drchal (64 Lingr)
    • (07/09/2020)
      Czech Republic 0-0 Croatia
      Jedlička, Holík, Plechatý, Sadílek, Bucha, Havelka (92 Lingr), Janošek, Šašinka, Krejčí, Drchal (78 Granečný), Šulc (19 Matoušek)
    • (09/10/2020)
      Scotland 2-0 Czech Republic
      1-0 Hornby 25, 2-0 Ross McCrorie 82
      Jedlička, Zima, Plechatý, Sadílek, Bucha, Janošek, Krejčí, Hlavatý (80 Granečný), Souček, Drchal (68 Růsek), Vaníček (67 Matoušek)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Lithuania 0-1 Czech Republic
      0-1 Šašinka 22
      Jedlička, Chaluš, Zima, Plechatý, Sadílek, Bucha, Janošek, Šašinka, Matoušek (88 Drchal), Granečný (84 Havelka), Vaníček (76 Žitný)
    • (13/11/2020)
      Greece 0-2 Czech Republic
      0-1 Bucha 68 (P) , 0-2 Drchal 90+1
      Jedlička, Zima, Holík, Plechatý (46 Ostrák), Bucha, Havelka (46 Granečný), Janošek, Šašinka (77 Drchal), Krejčí, Lingr (89 Klima), Matoušek (65 Vaníček)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      Czech Republic1010111
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Czech Republic 1-1 Italy
      0-1 Scamacca 31, 1-1 Maggiore 75 (og)
      Jedlička, Vitík, Chaluš, Holík (49 Granečný), Sadílek, Bucha, Šašinka (89 Janošek), Krejčí, Lingr, Karabec (78 Drchal), Šulc
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Slovenia-Czech Republic
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Spain-Czech Republic

    Last updated 25/03/2021 14:57CET

    Team facts Only this chapter


    Tournament record
    2019: did not qualify
    did not qualify
    did not qualify
    did not qualify
    did not qualify
    did not qualify
    did not qualify
    2006: play-offs
    2004: did not qualify
    did not qualify
    did not qualify
    did not qualify
    1996: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament

    1-7: Estonia v Slovenia, 08/09/14
    2015 qualifying group stage, Rakvere

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    0-3: Slovenia v Spain, 24/03/21
    2021 group stage, Maribor

    0-5: Slovenia v Greece, 08/10/99
    2000 qualifying group stage, Ruse


    Czech Republic

    Tournament record
    2019: did not qualify
    group stage
    group stage
    did not qualify (play-offs)
    2011: fourth place
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: group stage
    2006: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2004: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2002: winners
    2000: runners-up
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994: quarter-finals (as Czechoslovakia)
    1992: quarter-finals (as Czechoslovakia)
    1990: quarter-finals (as Czechoslovakia)
    1988: quarter-finals (as Czechoslovakia)
    1986: did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
    1984: did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
    1982: did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
    1980: quarter-finals (as Czechoslovakia)
    1978: quarter-finals (as Czechoslovakia)

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    Serbia v Czech Republic, 20/06/15
    Group stage, Prague

    four times, most recently Czech Republic v Andorra, 10/08/11
    2013 qualifying group stage, Mladá Boleslav

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    Czech Republic v Denmark, 24/06/17
    Group stage, Tychy
    Italy v Czech Republic, 17/06/07
    Group stage, Arnhem
    2-0 three times, most recently Gremany v Czech Republic, 18/06/17
    Group stage, Tychy

    Croatia v Czech Republic, 09/10/17
    2019 qualifying group stage, Varaždin
    Spain v Czech Republic, 07/06/97
    1998 qualifying group stage, Burgos



    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.


    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    Other abbreviations

    • (aet): After extra time
    • pens: Penalties
    • No.: Number
    • og: Own goal
    • ag: Match decided on away goals
    • P: Penalty
    • agg: Aggregate
    • Pld: Matches played
    • AP: Appearances
    • Pos.: Position
    • Comp.: Competition
    • Pts: Points
    • D: Drawn
    • R: Sent off (straight red card)
    • DoB: Date of birth
    • Res.: Result
    • ET: Extra Time
    • sg: Match decided by silver goal
    • GA: Goals against
    • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
    • GF: Goals for
    • W: Won
    • gg: Match decided by golden goal
    • Y: Booked
    • L: Lost
    • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
    • Nat.: Nationality
    • N/A: Not applicable
    • f: Match forfeited


    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on