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90' + 1'
V. Coufal
Yellow Card
Íñigo Martínez
2 - 2
J. Kuchta
V. Černý
2 - 1
45' + 3'
1 - 1
J. Pešek
J. Kuchta
1 - 0

Match Stats

20% 79%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 217 843
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Spain ESP Spain 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11 W L W W D
2 Portugal POR Portugal 6 3 1 2 11 3 +8 10 L W L W W
3 Switzerland SUI Switzerland 6 3 0 3 6 9 -3 9 W W W L L
4 Czech Republic CZE Czech Republic 6 1 1 4 5 13 -8 4 L L L L D




That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that the Czech Republic find themselves second in their Nations League group on four points from two games. Spain are in third on two points.
Martinez's late equaliser rescues a point for Spain against the Czech Republic. The hosts looked to impose themselves early on and quickly took advantage when Pesek tapped into an empty net. On the other hand, Spain played at a slower tempo and looked to dominate possession. Eventually, the pressure told just before half-time when Gavi fired in a precise, low finish. The second half followed a similar pattern: the hosts executed a lightning-quick counter-attack with Kuchta finishing over Simon with a superb lob. However, Spain weren't to be denied though and they equalised late on when Martinez headed in Asensio's cross.
90' + 3' Coufal's deep free-kick is claimed bravely by Simon.
V. Coufal
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Coufal is booked after arguing with Alonso,
90' + 1' Four minutes of stoppage time are added on.
90' It was an inviting cross from Asensio, but Martinez made that goal with a superb run and finish to head beyond Vaclik!
Íñigo Martínez
90' GOALL! MARTINEZ! 2-2. Spain equalise late on. The visitors work a corner short to Asensio, who swings in a dangerous cross that Martinez meets powerfully, steering a header against the underside of the bar and just about over the line!
88' Zima heads Carvajal's cross behind as the pressure builds. Spain will have a corner.
86' Morata's 20-yard strike drifts narrowly wide of the far post as Spain continue to push for an equaliser.
84' Spain are beginning to run out of ideas. An intricate move ends with Carvajal floating in a harmless cross that Vaclik gathers easily.
82' Alonso lashes a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but no one's on hand to turn it in and the hosts clear.
80' Spain are still dominating possession, but they'll need to show more urgency if they're to rescue this game.
V. Jurečka
J. Kuchta
78' Kuchta is replaced in attack by Jurecka after a superb display leading the line.
76' Morata almost sneaks in behind the defence, but he'll have to just make do with a corner following Brabec's tackle.
74' The hosts are hunting for a goal to finish this game off. Coufal's corner is easily cleared though.
Marcos Llorente
72' Koke is replaced by Llorente in midfield.
70' Well, the hosts have been quiet in the second half, but you always sensed they could hit Spain on the break. Can they hold onto their advantage this time around though?
68' CLOSE! Spain almost equalise immediately. Asensio digs out a cross from the byline and it gets to Torres at the back post, where the attacker plants a header inches wide!
V. Černý
66' Spain's high line has looked vulnerable throughout this game and Cerny took full advantage. The attacker fizzed a dangerous pass forward and as soon as Martinez missed it, Kuchta was primed to capitalise.
J. Kuchta
66' GOALLL! KUCHTA! 2-1. The Czech Republic retake the lead. Cerny threads a precise throughball forward and Martinez misses his interception. Kuchta gambled on the mistake and streams through on goal before delightfully lobbing Simon from the edge of the box, as the ball bounces elegantly into the net!
64' Spain have enjoyed 80 per cent possession since half-time and the Czech Republic are clearly tiring. Nevertheless, this game remains in the balance.
62' Off the post! Almost an instant impact from Asensio. The attacker latches onto Koke's throughball and takes a touch before unleashing an angled drive from 15-yards that flicks off the far post before ricocheting away!
Álvaro Morata
Raúl de Tomás
61' De Tomas makes way for Morata up top.
Sergio Busquets
61' Three changes for Spain: the first sees Rodrigo make way for Busquets following that booking.
Dani Olmo
61' Meanwhile, Olmo is replaced by Asensio on the left flank.
V. Černý
O. Lingr
59' Lingr also departs with Cerny taking his place.
A. Hložek
J. Pešek
59' Pesek is replaced in attack by Hlozek.
Yellow Card
58' Rodrigo is booked for a cynical foul on Kuchta.
57' SAVE! Vaclik pushes away Garcia's header but the rebound falls to Gavi! The midfielder drives in a low cross and De Tomas steers it towards goal, only for Vaclik to flick it to safety!
55' CHANCE! The hosts exploit Spain's high line again as Kuchta races in behind the defence to find himself clean through on goal following Sadilek's throughball! The striker closes in on Simon before knocking a 10-yard strike inches wide of the far post!
52' The Czech Republic win their second corner of the game, but Alonso clears it at the back post.
50' Spain move it a little quicker in attack, allowing Olmo to cut inside from the left before bending a 20-yard strike comfortably wide of the far post.
48' Gavi tumbles under pressure from Soucek inside the box, but there are muted appeals and the referee waves play on.
Ferran Torres
Pablo Sarabia
46' Sarabia is replaced by Torres in attack.
M. Havel
J. Jankto
46' Jankto is replaced by Havel after failing to shake off his injury.
46' Spain kick off the second half.
Spain enjoyed 78 per cent possession in that half, but managed just three shots. They'll need to be more incisive if they're to complete the comeback and beat the hosts today.
It's 1-1 after a tight first half. The hosts imposed themselves on Spain and quickly took the lead when Kuchta broke the offside trap before selflessly setting up Pesek. Spain responded by snatching control of the game with long spells of possession, but they struggled to create chances. However, in stoppage time Gavi found a little space inside the box and equalised with a superb finish. Gavi's goal leaves the game finely balance as we enter the interval at 1-1.
45' + 3' It was a neat pass from Rodrigo to find Gavi inside the box, but that goal was all about the clinical finish that followed from the midfielder!
45' + 3' GOALL! GAVI! 1-1. Spain equalise just before half-time. Rodrigo finds Gavi with a precise pass inside the box, and the midfielder takes a touch inside before placing a precise 15-yard finish across Vaclik and into the bottom corner!
45' + 1' Four minutes of stoppage time are added on.
44' The hosts have defended superbly in this half. Spain have examined them with plenty of passing, but they haven't been able to cut through the Czech defence.
42' Jankto requires treatment after awkwardly colliding with Sarabia, but he should be able to continue.
40' Carvajal finds Gavi near the byline, but the midfielder can't find a teammate with his cross and the hosts clear.
38' Another long spell of Spain possession ends abruptly as Brabec races out the backline to clear.
36' Gavi objects to a cynical hack from Pesek and the two square up briefly, before the referee regains control.
34' Chance! Garcia rises highest to meet Sarabia's cross, but he can only direct his eight-yard header straight at Vaclik.
32' The hosts look extremely comfortable to sit deep and absorb pressure now that they have their lead.
30' Spain are dominating possession now and they have the Czech Republic pinned inside their own half. Now they just need to create the chances to go with this control.
28' Spain are steadily beginning to take control of this game. Their latest move ends with Gavi winning a corner, only for the hosts to clear the resulting delivery.
26' CHANCE! De Tomas' shot deflects into the path of Sarabia on the edge of the box! The attacker places a shot towards the bottom corner, but it drifts narrowly wide.
J. Jankto
J. Zelený
24' Zeleny can't continue following a head injury and he'll be replaced by Jankto.
23' De Tomas clatters into Mateju as the two players chase down a pass over the top and the hosts are awarded a free-kick. It's been a scrappy, tight game since the opening goal.
20' Sarabia whips a dangerous cross to the back post, but Zima fends off both Alonso and De Tomas to clear.
18' Lingr bundles into Koke and concedes a foul. The hosts have been desperate to impose themselves on Spain so far.
16' Alonso searches for Olmo down the line, but Coufal is there to knock it behind. Spain work an intricate short corner, but the eventual delivery is gathered easily by Vaclik.
14' Spain probe on the edge of the box, but Olmo is eventually crowded out and the hosts clear.
12' Lingr gets to the byline as the hosts surge forward again, but his cross trickles harmlessly into the arms of Simon.
10' The Czech Republic can cause problems to any team at home, and they've proven it again today. They've scored in their last seven Nations League home games.
8' Spain attempt to settle the game down with a long spell of defensive possession.
6' Well, it's an excellent start for the Czech Republic. They've imposed themselves on Spain with a quick tempo and they've immediately reaped the rewards.
J. Kuchta
4' It was incredibly selfless from Kuchta. The attacker could have easily have taken on the one-on-one himself, but instead, he squared it to Pesek who had the simplest of finishes.
J. Pešek
4' GOALLL! PESEK! 1-0. The hosts take an early lead. Carvajal loses his concentration and jogs behind the defensive line, allowing Kuchta to break the offside trap and race onto a throughball! Kuchta and Pesek find themselves with a two-on-one against Simon and the former rolls it to the latter who taps it into an empty net!
3' The hosts push forward and win an early corner through Pesek. Spain eventually clear the set-piece after a number of attempts.
1' The Czech Republic kick off the first half.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
The Czech Republic have never beaten Spain, but they’ll be eyeing this up as an opportunity to record a first win against a fairly inexperienced starting 11.
Spain make eight changes after drawing with Portugal in their first game of the Nations League. The main news is that Raul de Tomas makes his fourth ever Spain appearance, leading a fairly experimental line-up.
The Czech Republic make three changes after defeating Switzerland in their first Nations League game: Hlozek, Jankto and Krejci make way for Pesek, Lingr and Mateju.
SUBS: Alvaro Morata, David Raya Martin, Diego Llorente, Jordi Alba, Ferran Torres, Marcos Llorente, Robert Sanchez, Pau Torres, Marco Asensio, Carlos Soler, Cesar Azpilicueta, Sergio Busquets.
SPAIN (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Dani Carvajal, Eric Garcia, Inigo Martinez, Marcos Alonso; Gavi, Rodrigo, Koke; Pablo Sarabia, Raul de Tomas, Dani Olmo.
SUBS: Lukas Kalvach, Jakub Jankto, Adam Vlkanova, Milan Havel, Adam Hlozek, Ales Mandous, Vaclav Jurecka, Vaclav Jemelka, Jindrich Stanek, Alex Kral, Ondrej Kudela, Vaclav Cerny.
CZECH REPUBLIC (3-4-2-1): Tomas Vaclik; David Zima, Jakub Brabec, Ales Mateju; Vladimir Coufal, Michal Sadilek, Tomas Soucek, Jaroslav Zeleny; Jakub Pesek, Ondrej Lingr; Jan Kuchta.
Spain, meanwhile, comfortably qualified for the World Cup. Luis Enrique’s side will now be looking to continue their preparations with some strong results in the Nations League.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this UEFA Nations League A Group Two fixture between Czech Republic and Spain. The Czech Republic finished third in their World Cup Qualifying group, before losing to Sweden in their playoff. They’ll be looking to improve on this showing, with a promising campaign in a tough Nations League group featuring Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.