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Czechs defeat Kazakhstan, take Group A command

Published: Monday 13 October 2014, 19.52CET
Kazakhstan 2-4 Czech Republic
Pavel Vrba's men maintained their 100% record in Group A with an impressive win in Astana as the sides traded six goals.

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Match statistics

KazakhstanCzech Republic

Goals scored2
 
4
Possession (%)49
 
51
Total attempts15
 
11
on target5
 
5
off target10
 
2
blocked0
4
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners2
 
2
Offsides3
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
13

Standings

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Published: Monday 13 October 2014, 19.52CET

Czechs defeat Kazakhstan, take Group A command

Kazakhstan 2-4 Czech Republic
Pavel Vrba's men maintained their 100% record in Group A with an impressive win in Astana as the sides traded six goals.

Czech Republic make it three wins from three in Group A
• Bořek Dočkal maintains 100% strike rate to set visitors on way
• David Lafata, Ladislav Krejčí and Tomáš Necid complete Czech scoring
Kazakhstan remain winless despite Yuri Logvinenko's late double
Next games: Turkey v Kazakhstan, Czech Republic v Iceland (16 November)

The Czech Republic were ruthlessly efficient in the Astana Arena as they swept past Kazakhstan to maintain their perfect record in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group A.

It was a step into the unknown for the visitors who had never faced Yuri Krasnozhan's side before, but having seen off the Netherlands and Turkey already they arrived in the Kazakh capital with no fear. Ladislav Krejčí stormed down the left early on and only a well-timed intervention from Renat Abdulin prevented the winger's cross reaching David Lafata. The opener came in the 13th minute when Bořek Dočkal set himself 25 metres out and drilled into the bottom corner to make it three goals in three group games.

The hosts responded through Sergei Khizhnichenko who bludgeoned wide on the turn from 20 metres before bobbling a shot across goal from a tight angle on the left. The Czechs were a constant threat, however, and a second came a minute before the interval. David Limberský looped a cross to the back post where right-back Pavel Kadeřábek met it on the volley, turning the ball across goal to present Lafata with the simplest of finishes.

There was a second-half rally from Kazakhstan as Askhat Tagybergen slammed a rocket narrowly wide before Yuri Logvinenko turned a cross onto the post. However, Pavel Vrba's team were ruthless in snuffing out any resistance. Just seconds after their woodwork was rattled Limberský produced a perfect centre from the right which Ladislav Krejčí volleyed in. Yuri Logvinenko swept in a corner with six minutes remaining to offer a glimpse of a comeback, but once again the Czechs smothered the optimism rapidly. Four minutes later Tomáš Necid finished well on the turn to ensure his side a firm grip on the section leadership, despite Logvinenko heading an added-time second for Kazakhstan.


Last updated: 03/06/15 3.00CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

22
SidelnikovAndrei Sidelnikov (GK)
1
ČechPetr Čech (GK) (C)
4
VorotnikovIlia Vorotnikov
2
KadeřábekPavel Kadeřábek
5
AbdulinRenat Abdulin
3
KadlecMichal Kadlec
6
KarpovichAndrei Karpovich
Substitution58
6
SivokTomáš Sivok
Substitution81
9
IslamkhanBauyrzhan Islamkhan
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
10
TagybergenAskhat Tagybergen
Yellow Card27
9
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Goal13
15
MiroshnichenkoDmitri Miroshnichenko
Substitution83
14
KolářDaniel Kolář
Yellow Card31
17
NuserbayevTanat Nuserbayev (C)
Yellow Card53
15
VáchaLukáš Vácha
18
ShomkoDmitri Shomko
19
KrejčíLadislav Krejčí
Goal56
Substitution69
20
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
Substitution70
21
LafataDavid Lafata
Goal44
Substitution79
23
LogvinenkoYuri Logvinenko
Goal84
Goal90+1
22
DaridaVladimír Darida
Yellow Card76

Substitutes

1
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
16
VaclíkTomáš Vaclík (GK)
12
PokatilovStas Pokatilov (GK)
23
PavlenkaJiří Pavlenka (GK)
2
KirovAleksandr Kirov
4
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
3
GurmanMark Gurman
5
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
Substitution81
7
KonysbayevUlan Konysbayev
Substitution58
7
NecidTomáš Necid
Substitution79
Goal88
8
DarabayevAslan Darabayev
10
RosickýTomáš Rosický
11
KostrubEvgeniy Kostrub
11
PudilDaniel Pudil
13
NurgaliyevAzat Nurgaliyev
Substitution70
12
PilařVáclav Pilař
Substitution69
14
ZhangylyshbayToktar Zhangylyshbay
13
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
16
SuyumbayevGafurzhan Suyumbayev
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
19
BogdanovAnatoli Bogdanov
18
ŠuralJosef Šural
21
BeysebekovAbzal Beysebekov
Substitution83
20
VydraMatěj Vydra

Coach

Yuri Krasnozhan (RUS) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

Referee

Mattias Gestranius (FIN)

Assistant referees

Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN), Mikko Alakare (FIN)

Fourth official

Jukka Honkanen (FIN)

Additional assistant referees

Antti Munukka (FIN), Ville Nevalainen (FIN)

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