The Czechs stepped in to the Euro final, on Saturday evening, will play with Russia
17.6.2017 / AMF
Brno - After three failures, they finally have gotten to final. Czech footballers for the third time managed the European Championship semi-finals and on Saturday night, at 8 pm, they will play against Russia in Brno.
In the semifinal, home team defeated Romania 4: 3. "It's a unreal experience, how many people we made happy? People were helping us, I'm happy, I cannot even talk like I screamed. I'm very thrilled, "said Czech striker Stanislav Mařík after the semifinals.
The Romanians presented a real threat. They won six times in a row in the European Championship, twice in the last three years in the semifinals, they eliminated the Czech team. "The Romanians were scary for us. It is my fourth European championship and twice took me out in the semifinals. I'm so glad we finally managed it. Now we have to fully concentrate and prepare for the final," said the Prague forward Marík.
The Czech team went into a lead the semi-final when David Bednář finishing the indirect kick. But until the break, Romanian punished two Czech mistakes and turned the score. "It was difficult for me in the half, fortunately, we have the head of team Jakuba Štefka and a strong implementation team that supported us. He trusted us all the time and convinced us that we could do it. A quick goal of Levcik brought us back, we were better than Romania during all match," said Marík.
Patrik Levcik settles the score a minute after the break, and he scored from the air again after eleven minutes. "I did not give a goal to the head either in the representation or in the minifootball league. Now two," Levcik was smiling.
Minutes before the end of the game Salak scored and Romania only corrected. "I'm really enjoying it. After five years I returned to the representation and to this place "Za Lužánkami". The spectators are incredible, we are in the final and for me, it is a soccer top," shouted Tomas Mica from Brno.
Russia in the semifinals defeated Hungary 3-0 and in the struggle for gold face the home team. "The Russians have an experienced team. We need to move and frequent shooting. The medal is already on our neck, but we want gold and we will do what we can to get it, " added Marik.
Romania – Czech Republic 3:4 (2:1)
Goals: 20. and 44 Burciu, 20. Vlad, 12. Bednář, 21. and 32. Levčík, 39. Salák
Referees: Potter, Pereyra, Goga, Dolanský
YC: 11. Tanase, 12. Calugareanu, 25. Vincene, 36. Popa, 31. Mařík, 40+5 Polák
RC: 40+4 Bobe
Romania: Leu (38. Eftimie) – Pusca, Tanase, Popa, Chirica, Chiripus – Constantin, E V. Vlad, Boiesan, Burciu, Vincene – C. Vlad, Bobe, Calugareanu.
Czech Republic: Gruber (21. Bíro) – Hakl, Levčík, Doubravský, Salák, Mica – Bednář, Uhlíř, Režný, Koudelka, Mařík – Polák, Macko.