Sunday June 12, 2011 Group Stage: Group B Finished Viborg Stadion

Czech Republic U-21 2 - 1 Ukraine U-21

  • Dockal 49’, 56’
  • Beliy 88’

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  1. Dockal double sinks Ukraine

    Dockal double sinks Ukraine

    Borek Dockal scored twice in eight minutes to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 win over Ukraine in their Euro U21 opener in Viborg. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Czech Republic U-21
    • Ukraine U-21
    • 90+3' Beliy prods an effort wide of the goal. So close to the equaliser, but that is the last chance of the match. A 2-1 win for the Czechs. A fine victory for them. They are top of Group B with three points.
    • 90+2' Vacha departs to be replaced by Lukas Marecek.
    • 90+1' Vaclik off his line to make the save with Zozulya trying to race in on goal.
    • 89' Going to be three minutes added to this match.
    • 88' Ukraine sensing the chance to grab an unlikely point from this match.
    • 87' Zozulya gets a header on goal, but again no direction on the ball as Vaclik saves.
    • 86' Vacha is booked for a late, late challenge on Konoplienka.
    • 85' GOAL FOR UKRAINE! Lovely finish from Beliy as he slips the ball home after being played in by Kravets. Games on in these final moments.
    • 84' Yarmolenko departs to be replaced by Artem Kravets for the Ukraine.
    • 83' Czechs content to keep the ball before Vacha knocks it out of play. Shouldn't make too much difference. Clock ticking down on the Ukraine's hopes.
    • 82' Konoplienka throws over a decent free-kick, but Vaclik punches clear. Offside flag goes up against the Ukraine forwards.
    • 81' Lecjaks decides to have a pop at goal. Got hold of that shot, but well over the bar from 30 yards out.
    • 80' Anton Kanibolitskiy comes out of his area to head the ball away from Pekhart. Ukraine being opened up on the break.
    • 79' Rakitskiy fouls Vaclik and the Czech Republic have a free-kick in their own box. Time against the Ukraine.
    • 77' Yarmolenko goes for goal from 25 yards out, but that effort drifts wide of the goal. On we go with the Czechs looking comfortable.
    • 76' Yarmolenko lifts the ball well over the bar after some really neat play out wide by Butko out wide.
    • 75' Butko back to make a fine challenge on Hlousek. Fine tackle with the Czechs looking menacing.
    • 74' Pekhart penalised for a foul on Kryvtsov in the air.
    • 73' Pekhart almost in for the third goal, but he just fails to connect with a cross. Ukraine have lacked the cutting edge that the Czechs clearly have.
    • 72' Kovarik departs to be replaced by Adam Hlousek for the Czechs.
    • 71' Can't really remember the Ukraine testing Vaclik in the Czech goal. Another change coming here for the Czechs.
    • 69' Moravek has made a difference to the Czechs since he was introduced. Showing some really nice awareness.
    • 68' Putivtsev is back on. Think he took a dull one to the top of his thigh. Ukraine don't need any more injury problems.
    • 67' Putivtsev in need of a bit of treatment. It never rains, but it pours for the Ukraine out there today.
    • 66' Both teams now with nine attempts on goal. Ukraine dominating possession, but the Czechs have the goals.
    • 65' Czechs no longer need to force bodies forward. Lovely cross from Butko, but Zozulya couldn't get any power on the header as Vaclik makes a comfortable stop.
    • 64' The Czech Republic conceded only four goals in ten matches in qualifying for this tournament. A long way back for the Ukraine against such a side.
    • 63' Konoplienka shows some neat skill in the Czech area. Drives the ball at goal, but the shot is at a nice height for Vaclik to make the save.
    • 62' The Czechs have really opened up in this second period. A different side from the first period. Little doubt about that.
    • 61' Vacha taken out of the game late by the high boot of Partsvaniya.
    • 60' Morozyuk goes for goal with a free-kick from 25 yards. Got some pace on the ball, but straight at Vaclik in the Czech goal.
    • 59' Butko heads off the line after Celustka rose to power a header at goal. Almost a third for the Czechs.
    • 58' Moravek goes for goal with a volley from an acute angle. Worth a bash, but Anton Kanibolitskiy was alive to the danger as he holds the ball.
    • 57' Lovely awareness from Vacha to pick out his colleague. That should be enough to give the Czechs three points.
    • 56' GOAL FOR CZECH REPUBLIC! A second goal for the Czechs and a second goal for that man Dockal. What a lovely finish. This time with the side foot from just inside the area. No chance again for Anton Kanibolitskiy.
    • 55' Rakitskiy rises to win a header in the area from Celustka. Had to win that header.
    • 54' Stepanenko departs the action to be replaced by Partsvaniya.
    • 53' A booking for Moravek for a late challenge.
    • 52' Stepanenko needing a bit of treatment. He looks in a spot of bother as he hobbles off to the side of the park. Bad news for the Ukraine.
    • 51' That was some finish. No chance for Anton Kanibolitskiy in the Ukraine goal. Can the Ukraine find a way back. Stunning stuff from the Czechs on the attack.
    • 50' GOAL FOR THE CZECH REPUBLIC! A stunning volley from the skipper Dockal, who hammers the ball into the corner of the net from inside the area. Brilliant strike and the Czechs have the lead.
    • 49' A lovely piece of play on the edge of the Ukraine area by Moravek. He won space for himself, but lifts the shot over the bar with his left foot. High and not so handsome.
    • 48' A booking for Gecov for a late foul. Well late on a yellow shirt there.
    • 47' Moravek has replaced Horava for the Czechs, who will try to see more of the ball in this second period.
    • 46' Ukraine get this second period off and running.
    • 45' There goes the half-time whistle. 0-0 at the break in Viborg.
    • 44' Not going to be much time added..
    • 43' Ukraine with 59% of possession in the first period, but this is evenly poised as Anton Kanibolitskiy picks up in his area.
    • 42' Looks like we are heading for a goalless first period. No sign of a goal.
    • 41' Zozulya is booked for taking a dive in the Czech half. He looks a bit mystified about that decision.
    • 40' The Ukraine with double the amount of attempts on goal than the Czechs. Six to three from the Czechs.
    • 39' Lecjaks throws over a cross from out wide, but that is a disappointing end product from the Ukraine man as the cross flies out of play.
    • 37' Zozulya wins possession in the middle of the park before driving at goal. His shot from the edge of the Czech box is deflected wide. Ukraine coming to life.
    • 35' Putivtsev rises to power a header at goal, but he nods that straight at Vaclik, who makes the save with some ease. Was a decent chance.
    • 34' Putivtsev goes on a run down a flank, but he is met by as strong and uncompromising challenge by Celustka.
    • 33' Ukraine keeping possession in their own half, but finding it difficult to pick out space in that Czech defence.
    • 32' Anton Kanibolitskiy whacks the ball long under pressure from a Czech player. The Czechs working hard to close down space.
    • 31' An offside flag goes up against Pekhart. The big forward making a nuisance of himself.
    • 29' Pekhart heads over the bar from Kovarik's free-kick. That was a golden chance to open the scoring. Czechs enjoying the better moments.
    • 28' Dockal taken out by Rakitskiy and the Czechs have another free-kick out wide.
    • 27' Dockal throws a hopeful ball high into the area, but Anton Kanibolitskiy comes off his line to collect with some ease.
    • 26' Horava on the ball for the Czechs, but he gives the ball away. Too many loose passes.
    • 25' The crowd remain animated enough, even if there has been little of great interest around either goalmouth.
    • 24' Pekhart is the first man into the book for another handling offence inside the Ukraine box.
    • 23' Horava lets flies from 25 yards, but his shot is wide of the goal. Worth a bash, but was never on target.
    • 24' Pekhart guilty of handing the ball in the air as he tried to race clear on goal.
    • 23' Konoplienka decides to hammer a free-kick at goal from 30 yards out, but straight into the traffic. No threat to the Czech goal.
    • 22' Pekhart takes out Rakitskiy with a late one. These teams love a bit of diving too. Not hesistant to play act after a foul.
    • 21' Yarmolenko darted into the Czech box, but his cross is easy pickings for Vaclik. Nobody there to support the Ukraine forward.
    • 20' Fine tackle there by Gecov on Mykola Morozyuk. Really forceful play, but the ball is back with the Ukraine seconds later.
    • 19' This match littered with fouls at the moment. Mistimed tackles, but the referee is content to keep his cards in his pocket.
    • 18' Gecov fortunate to escape a yellow card after going through the back of Konoplienka. Bit late with that challenge.
    • 17' Rakitskiy goes for goal from distance, but easy enough take for Vaclik in the Czech goal.
    • 16' Dockal with a free-kick for the Czechs. Goalkeeper comes but fails to connect. Ukraine clear before winning a free-kick at the other end.
    • 15' Superb delivery from Konoplienka, but Yarmolenko can't connect at the back post as the ball drops behind. Goakick to the Czechs.
    • 14' Like the senior side, Ukraine very comfortable on the ball. Technically, very assured. Mykola Morozyuk takes another late one going for a ball wit Celutstka. Free-kick to the Ukraine.
    • 13' Horava is then late on Konoplienka. A few niggly fouls, but no chances as yet.
    • 12' Both teams happy to go at each other. Lecjaks late on Mykola Morozyuk as he went for a header. Ukraine with a free-kick around the halfway line.
    • 11' Brilliant run by Butko. Really strong play before throwing over a cross, but just over the head of Yarmolenko. Almost the opener for the Ukraine.
    • 10' Fine piece of play by the Czech player Celustka as he bound down the flank. Throws over a cross, but headed out by a yellow shirt. Vital clearance there.
    • 9' Yarmolenko again on the ball for the Ukraine, but he is guilty of sloppy play as he gives the ball away to the opposing team.
    • 8' Remember we have England against Spain for you LIVE later on. That one is a 7.45pm kick-off.
    • 7' Yarmolenko showing his skills out wide. Nice bit of play before the ball runs out of the park for a throw-in to the Czechs. Neither team have really settled yet.
    • 6' Strong piece of play by the Ukraine forward Mykola Morozyuk, who tries to get the cross in but the Czechs have enough bodies back to deal with the danger.
    • 5' Dockal with the free-kick. Dangerous ball into the Ukraine area, but the ball comes off Pekhart and goes behind for a goalkick.
    • 4' Jakub Dovalil, the Czech manager, out of his technical area making a few hand signals. Lively enough start from his team as Kryvtsov takes out Lecjaks. Free-kick.
    • 3' Suchy takes out Konoplienka with a strong challenge. He is late on the Ukraine man. Letting him know early on that he is about.
    • 2' A lovely pitch and nice conditions for football in Denmark. Long balls early on from both teams before Vaclik picks up in the Czech goal.
    • 1' Czech Republic get this one off and running in Viborg.
    • 16.58 Teams on their way out. Czech Republic in traditional red, Ukraine in traditional yellow.
    • 16.57 The referee is Milorad Mazic of Serbia.
    • 16.55 Teams: Czech Rep U21: Vaclik, Celustka, Suchy, Mazuch, Lecjaks, Gecov, Dockal, Horava, Vacha, Kovarik, Pekhart Subs: Stech, Reznik, Kozak, Moravek, Kadlec, Cerny, Marecek, Chramosta, Rabusic, Hosek, Hlousek, Hanus Ukraine U21: Kanibolitskiy, Butko, Rakitskiy, Kryvtsov, Putivtsev, Chesnakov, Stepanenko, Morozyuk, Konoplianka, Yarmolenko, Zozulya Subs: Boyko, Selin, Vitsenets, Partsvaniya, Holodyuk, Beliy, Kurilov, Garmash, Matveev, Fedorchuk, Kravets, Nepogodov
    • 16.50 Ukraine also qualified as group winners, edging out Belgium and France in a tight section and going unbeaten from their eight matches.
    • 16.45 The Czechs topped a tough qualifying group featuring Iceland and Germany, who did not qualify. Pavlo Yakovenko's Ukraine squad visted a Christian Orthodox monastery in Copenhagen on Wednesday, where they were blessed by a monk Yakovenko has few injury concerns, after captain Taras Stepanenko recovered from a groin strain.
    • 16.40 Czech striker Vaclav Kadlec has overcome a foot injury and trained fully this week, while Adam Hlousek has shaken off a knee problem. Jan Moravek is doubtful with a hamstring strain.
    • 16.35 Tomas Pekhart will shoulder the Czech Republic's goalscoring hopes when they face Ukraine in the European U21 Championship in Viborg. Former Tottenham striker Pekhart topped the European scoring charts in qualifying and hit 18 goals in the Czech league this season.
    • 16.30 Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Czech Republic v the Ukraine in the European U21 Championship.
  • Summary

    • 85' GOAL FOR UKRAINE! Lovely finish from Beliy as he slips the ball home after being played in by Kravets. Games on in these final moments.
    • 59' Butko heads off the line after Celustka rose to power a header at goal. Almost a third for the Czechs.
    • 56' GOAL FOR CZECH REPUBLIC! A second goal for the Czechs and a second goal for that man Dockal. What a lovely finish. This time with the side foot from just inside the area. No chance again for Anton Kanibolitskiy.
    • 50' GOAL FOR THE CZECH REPUBLIC! A stunning volley from the skipper Dockal, who hammers the ball into the corner of the net from inside the area. Brilliant strike and the Czechs have the lead.
    • 49' A lovely piece of play on the edge of the Ukraine area by Moravek. He won space for himself, but lifts the shot over the bar with his left foot. High and not so handsome.
    • 37' Zozulya wins possession in the middle of the park before driving at goal. His shot from the edge of the Czech box is deflected wide. Ukraine coming to life.
    • 29' Pekhart heads over the bar from Kovarik's free-kick. That was a golden chance to open the scoring. Czechs enjoying the better moments.
    • 23' Horava lets flies from 25 yards, but his shot is wide of the goal. Worth a bash, but was never on target.
    • 11' Brilliant run by Butko. Really strong play before throwing over a cross, but just over the head of Yarmolenko. Almost the opener for the Ukraine.
    • 10' Fine piece of play by the Czech player Celustka as he bound down the flank. Throws over a cross, but headed out by a yellow shirt. Vital clearance there.
    • 16.55 Teams: Czech Rep U21: Vaclik, Celustka, Suchy, Mazuch, Lecjaks, Gecov, Dockal, Horava, Vacha, Kovarik, Pekhart Subs: Stech, Reznik, Kozak, Moravek, Kadlec, Cerny, Marecek, Chramosta, Rabusic, Hosek, Hlousek, Hanus Ukraine U21: Kanibolitskiy, Butko, Rakitskiy, Kryvtsov, Putivtsev, Chesnakov, Stepanenko, Morozyuk, Konoplianka, Yarmolenko, Zozulya Subs: Boyko, Selin, Vitsenets, Partsvaniya, Holodyuk, Beliy, Kurilov, Garmash, Matveev, Fedorchuk, Kravets, Nepogodov

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  • Czech Republic U-21

    Manager: Jakub Dovalil

  • Ukraine U-21

    Manager: Pavel Jakovenko

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