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Nyon [Switzeland], Oct 12 (ANI): The Czech Republic striker Zdenek Ondrasek is elated after scoring a successful purpose towards England in Euro 2020 Qualifiers in his debut match on Saturday.
“I feel it nonetheless does not really feel proper, I am joyful that I scored, however I do not really feel it,” UEFA.com quoted Ondrasek as saying.
The Czech Republic surprised England 2-1 within the European Championship Qualifying match. Ondrasek defied the percentages and registered a purpose for the Czech Republic within the 85th minute to present his aspect a 2-1 lead. England didn’t handle to attain extra targets and consequently, they needed to endure a loss.
“It is so massive I feel my head will explode quickly as a result of I performed my first sport for my nation, which I used to be ready for therefore lengthy, and I scored the successful purpose towards England. I am so joyful it is unbelievable,” Ondrasek added.
England had not misplaced both a World Cup or European Championship qualifier since 2009.
England was in a position to register an early purpose. Skipper Harry Kane transformed the penalty within the fifth minute to present the Three Lions a 1-Zero lead. Raheem Sterling’s run was ended by Lukas Masopust’s clumsy journey and consequently, England was awarded a penalty.
The Czech Republic didn’t have to attend a very long time for the equalising purpose as Jakub Brabec netted the ball within the ninth minute, bringing the scoreline to 1-1.
“The opposite guys on the bench stated, ‘rating a purpose, man’. So after an incredible cross from [Lukas] Masopust I hit it completely and I am so joyful it went in,” Ondrasek stated.
Each groups saved on making attacking strikes within the first half, however they didn’t handle to register extra targets and consequently, on the half-time mark, the scoreline remained 1-1.
Within the second half, England obtained an opportunity within the 57th minute to take the lead. however Sterling was denied by Czech Republic’s goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik.
Earlier than this match, England had an ideal file of their group. They sit on the prime with 12 factors in 5 video games.
Alternatively, with 4 wins from their final 5 qualifiers, the Czech Republic is in good condition to complete within the prime two in group A. (ANI)