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30.11.2014 / Danilo Lekovic, Vlado Perovic

Czech Republic made a turnaround and won on shootout

cf80ecc93cfd3119886f7306cff5795d.jpg Croatia had two goal advantage in first half with great shots from Ivan Rančić and Zoran Lukavečki but switched off in second. They had everything in maybe best game of the tournament, steady lead, fair share of ball and good leadership skills from goalkeeper Malešević who was rock solid after some chances for Czech, In the second half, just two minutes were enough to change the game. Ondrej Pandera and Robin Demeter provided individual skills and scored goals to equalise. Than Bozidar Karamatic scored from distance but Pandera replied four minutes later. In shootout Croatia didn't score from the spot and gave clear path for Czech to go to semifinal.

Croatia- Czech Republic 3:3 (Penalties 4:5) 
2’ 1:0 No.10 Croatia Ivan Rancic 
6’ 2:0 No.6 Croatia Zoran Lukavecki
 28’ 2:1 No.9 Czech Republic Ondrej Padera 
29’ 2:2 No.9 Czech Republic Robin Demeter 
31’ 3:2 No.17 Croatia Bozidar Karamatic 
35’ 3:3 No.9 Czech Republic Ondrej Padera 

Brno, Czech Republic

Czech republic

The Independent Czech Republic was established on 1. January 1993, covers an area of 78,866 km² and for now, has over 10.5 million of inhabitants. Nearly four hundred thousand of them live in the second biggest city called Brno, which lies on a confluence of two rivers Svratka and Svitava.