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90' + 2'
K. Moore
Yellow Card
69'
D. James
H. Wilson
2 - 2
49'
D. Ward
Own Goal
2 - 1
38'
J. Pešek
Goal
1 - 1
36'
A. Ramsey
N. Williams
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
50% 49%
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7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 5
Total Passes 418 395
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Belgium BEL Belgium 6 5 1 0 21 4 +17 16 W W W W D
2 Czech Republic CZE Czech Republic 7 3 2 2 12 9 +3 11 W D L W L
3 Wales WAL Wales 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11 W D D W W
4 Estonia EST Estonia 6 1 1 4 8 16 -8 4 L W D L L
5 Belarus BLR Belarus 7 1 0 6 6 19 -13 3 L L L L L

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Commentary

That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
This result means that the Czech Republic and Wales remain tied in Group E, both with eight points. Next up for the Czech Republic is a trip to Belarus on Monday, meanwhile Wales face Estonia.
Wales come from behind to secure a point against the Czech Republic in Group E, with James scoring the vital goal in the second half. Ramsey coolly fired Wales ahead, but their lead lasted just two minutes, after Pesek made it 1-1 from close range. The hosts then took the lead just four minutes after the restart, with Ward making a huge mistake after a back pass from Ramsey, completely missing the ball and it trickled into the back of the net. However, James popped up on midway through the second period to make it 2-2 and despite pushing forward late on in search of a winner, that's how it finished.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: CZECH REPUBLIC 2-2 WALES
K. Moore
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Another late booking, this time the yellow card is shown to Moore, for a foul on Mateju.
M. Sadílek
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Sadilek is booked for a deliberate foul on Moore on the halfway line as the striker tried to break away on the counter.
J. Zmrhal
A. Hložek
90' Hlozek heads off late on and he has been replaced by Zmrhal.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
88' There's just a couple of minutes, plus any additional time left to play now and both teams are going for the win, but are defending well at the back.
T. Roberts
C. Mepham
86' Late Wales change now, with Mepham replaced by Tyler Roberts.
85' The Czech Republic work the ball well across the final third and it falls to Sadilek on the edge of the penalty area, who powers an effort towards goal. However, he gets too much on it and it flies high over the bar.
T. Wiesner
F. Novák
84' Novak also makes way, with Wiesner his replacement.
J. Kuchta
A. Král
83' The hosts make another double substitution, with Kral one of those coming off and he has been replaced by Kuchta.
81' The pace has dropped slightly in the last couple of minutes, with the hosts regaining their composure and getting the ball down in midfield. However, they are yet to test Ward.
79' Schick has been involved in 13 goals in his last 13 starts for the Czech Republic (11 goals, 2 assists) and has scored in five of his last six starts for his national team.
M. Sadílek
A. Barák
77' Barak is also replaced, with Sadilek coming on.
M. Vydra
J. Pešek
76' Double substitution by the hosts, with Pesek the first to head off and he has been replaced by Vydra.
S. Thomas
N. Williams
76' Another Wales substitution now, with Williams coming off and he has been replaced by Thomas.
75' ALMOST! Connor Roberts delivers a superb cross into the box from the right wing, which is met by Moore at the far post and the striker powers a header down into the ground towards the far post. Ramsey then races in and tries to fire it into the back of the net from close range, but he just can't quite reach it in time.
74' Blocked! James cuts inside from the right wing and runs out of room to get a shot away himself, so flicks it to Wilson, who fires an effort towards goal. However, Celustka gets out to him quickly and deflects it over the crossbar.
73' The game has come to life all of a sudden, with Wales full of confidence and they look far more dangerous now. Can either side nick a late winner to take all three points?
71' CHANCE! Ramsey almost fires Wales ahead! Wilson involved once again, sneaking into the box and then flicking it out to Ramsey to his right, who pokes an effort towards the near post from a tight angle. However, Vaclik makes a terrific stop with his legs.
70' There was a brief VAR check on the Wales goal, as the officials made sure that James was onside when the pass came through to him. However, he timed his run well and the goal stands.
H. Wilson
Assist
69' Wilson was allowed far too much time and space in midfield to turn and spot the run of his teammate, who does the rest with an excellent finish.
D. James
Goal
69' GOAL! Wales are level, it’s 2-2! Wilson turns quickly in midfield and then slots the ball through to James, who races into the box and he only has Vaclik to beat, which he superbly does, firing it into the bottom left corner of the net. Huge goal for Wales!
67' It's very open at the moment, with Wales struggling in midfield when they lose possession and the Czech Republic are still trying to push forward in search of a third goal.
65' Moore has been quite isolated up front for Wales today, with the visitors not really playing to his strengths and getting him involved. Wilson may be able to make the difference, as he adds another dimension to the attack.
63' The home fans are enjoying this performance from their side, creating a huge amount of noise inside the stadium and they are keeping the Welsh fans quiet.
61' Decent chance! Moore just manages to get a header away after a deep cross in from the right, but Vaclik makes the stop, before being bundled into by Moore. However, the keeper does well to make sure the ball doesn't cross the line.
H. Wilson
J. Morrell
60' Morrell is the other man to come off and he has been replaced by Wilson.
C. Roberts
C. Gunter
60' Here come the Wales changes, with Gunter the first to head off and he has been replaced by Connor Roberts.
59' The game is quite scrappy at the moment, with both teams battling for possession in midfield and we haven't seen any chances on goal since the own goal by Ward.
57' It will be interesting to see how long Wales leave it before making some changes, with plenty on quality of the bench. They need something to change.
55' The hosts have dropped a little deeper since going ahead, not leaving as much space in behind at the back, which is making it difficult for Wales as they want to try and catch their opponents out on the counter.
53' The Czech Republic have only lost two of their last 16 home major tournament qualifying matches (W10 D4 L2) and have won six of their last seven (D1) since a 2-1 defeat to Germany in September 2017.
51' Wales need to try turn this game around quickly, as it's a key match and a point would be a good result. There is still plenty of time left on the clock for them to equalise.
D. Ward
Own Goal
49' GOAL! Huge mistake by Ward and it gifts the Czech Republic the lead! Ramsey played a pass back to his keeper and Ward looked to take a touch and then play it out. However, he completely misses it and it bounces off the post, onto the keeper and into the back of the net! Just a lack of concentration by the keeper and it has cost Wales. The hosts lead 2-1.
48' The other game being played today in Group E is between Estonia and Belarus and this is currently goalless. So the group will remain the same as it stands.
46' The second half is under way!
Wales will be pleased that they've been able to catch the hosts out on the break a couple of times, but they need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to win this one.
It's all square at the break between the Czech Republic and Wales, in a very evenly matched game. Hlozek went close early on for the hosts, but he was superbly denied by Ward, before Moore forced Vaclik into a good stop at the other end after a quick counter. The Wales opener came via a counter-attack, with Ramsey coolly finishing off the move, and it looked like they would lead at the break. However, the Czech Republic caught the visitors out at the back two minutes later, with Pesek making it 1-1 from close range.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: CZECH REPUBLIC 1-1 WALES
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
44' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can either side score a second goal before the half-time whistle?
42' The home side are pushing forward in search of another goal before the break now, but they are leaving themselves wide open at the back.
40' Wales will be gutted to have conceded so soon after taking the lead, they should have held out until the break to set themselves up nicely for the second half.
J. Pešek
Goal
38' GOAL! The Czech Republic have equalised, it’s only taken two minutes for them to make it 1-1! Wales switch off at the back and allow the hosts in, with Novak getting deep down the left and he forces Ward into making an excellent save, with the keeper only able to push the ball away into the middle of the box. Williams then slips and can’t stop Pesek from firing it into the back of the net from close range.
N. Williams
Assist
36' Williams switches flanks as Wales counter quickly and they open up the Czech defence, with the full-back delivering a good cross into the penalty area, which James just misses. However, it falls perfectly to Ramsey, who shows great composure to fire Wales ahead.
A. Ramsey
Goal
36' GOAL! Wales take the lead, Ramsey makes it 1-0! The visitors counter quickly and catch the Czech Republic out at the back, working it up the pitch and Williams whips an excellent cross into the penalty area from the right wing. James can’t quite reach it, but it falls to Ramsey at the far post, who takes a couple of touches to steady himself and then coolly finds the bottom right corner of the net.
35' Blocked! Barak finds Schick in front of goal and the striker skips past one defender and then fires a powerful effort towards goal. However, Mepham gets across well and deflects it over the crossbar.
33' Decent chance! Moore rises highest as a corner is whipped into the box from the left wing, however, his header flies well wide of the Czech goal.
31' We’re past the half an hour mark now and it remains goalless between the Czech Republic and Wales, with both teams having a clear goalscoring chance to take the lead.
29' Including their games as Czechoslovakia, Wales have lost every single away match they’ve played against the Czechs, losing all six in either EUROs or World Cup qualifiers, most recently in September 2006.
A. Barák
Yellow Card
26' Barak is booked for dissent after squaring up to Ampadu following his challenge on Mateju. This yellow card means that Barak will miss the Czech Republic's next game against Belarus due to suspension.
E. Ampadu
Yellow Card
26' Ampadu is booked after he dives into a challenge with Mateju and wins the ball, but the follow through is high and the Czech defender goes down. There is a bit of a coming together after the tackle as well, with a few Czech players unhappy with it.
24' Nice one-two between Ramsey and Gunter down the right wing, with Gunter then looking to find Moore in the box with a low cross, but it is well cut out by the Czech defence.
22' Schick is causing Wales a few problems already, the striker is back in team after suspension and looks a big threat in attack for the hosts.
20' Wales look dangerous on the counter-attack, if they can try and push forward in that way on more occasions. They just need to be more clinical in front of goal.
18' CHANCE! Huge opportunity for Wales to take the lead! They counter quickly up the pitch, with Ramsey finding James, who then has a two-on-one situation with Moore and James lays it out to Moore, who only has Vaclik to beat. However, the keeper does brilliantly and makes the save.
17' The home side look the more dangerous side at the moment, they are seeing much more of the ball and have caught Wales out a couple of times in midfield.
15' Well wide! James cuts inside from the left wing, getting it onto his right foot and he tries to curl the ball into the top right corner from the edge of the box. However, he gets it all wrong and it flies well wide of the Czech goal.
14' Both teams are very compact at the back when defending, there hasn't been an awful lot of space for either team to exploit so far. However, the hosts have gone close to opening the scoring through Hlozek.
12' Wales have kept clean sheets in three of their last four games against the Czech Republic, though they’ve only won one of those games (D2 L1), with the two draws ending goalless.
10' Penalty shout! Ampadu races past a couple of Czech defenders, racing into the penalty area, before getting crowded out and he goes down, half-heartedly appealling for a spot-kick. However, there was nothing in that and the referee waves away his appeals.
8' CHANCE! Schick does well to find space in the Wales final third and he looks to shoot at goal himself, but gets crowded out, so lays it out to Hlozek to his left. Hlozek then fires a low effort towards the bottom right corner of the net, but Ward gets down quickly and makes a superb stop to deny the hosts.
7' The hosts are enjoying the majority of possession at the moment, keeping it well in the middle of the pitch and forcing Wales to get everyone back behind the ball and defend deep.
5' There is no Gareth Bale for Wales today, as the Real Madrid man has picked up an injury, but the big boost is that Ramsey is fit enough to feature and he captains the side in Bale's absence. Can Ramsey provide the spark?
3' It could be a very tight game today, with both teams battling for the win and they are evenly matched sides. Nothing separating the two in the early stages.
A. Ramsey
Yellow Card
1' There has been an early yellow card for Ramsey, after he caches Novak with a high elbow as the pair battle for the ball.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Wales have made three changes to their starting line-up, with Williams, Rodon and Moore coming into the team, replacing Ben Davies, Wilson and Tyler Roberts.
The Czech Republic have made four changes to their side that were beaten by Belgium in their last competitive game, with Celustka, Novak, Kral and Schick coming into the team and they have replaced Vladimir Coufal, Filip Kasa, Tomas Holes and Vydra.
WALES SUBS: Mark Harris, Will Vaulks, Connor Roberts, Ben Cabango, Harry Wilson, Adam Davies, Sorba Thomas, Wayne Hennessey, Brennan Johnson, Tyler Roberts, Jonathan Williams, James Lawrence.
WALES (4-4-2): Danny Ward; Chris Gunter, Joe Rodon, Chris Mepham, Neco Williams; Aaron Ramsey, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Allen, Joe Morrell, Daniel James, Kieffer Moore.
CZECH REPUBLIC SUBS: Jan Kopic, Michal Sailek, Matej Vydra, Jindrich Stanek, Jan Kuchta, Tomas Wiesner, Jakub Brabec, Ales Mandous, Milan Havel, Jaromir Zmrhal, David Zima.
CZECH REPUBLIC (4-2-3-1): Tomas Vaclik; Ales Mateju, Tomas Kalas, Ondrej Celustka, Filip Novak; Alex Kral, Tomas Soucek; Jakub Pesek, Antonin Barak, Adam Hlozek; Patrik Schick.
Wales beat Belarus 3-2 in the last international break, thanks to a late Gareth Bale hat-trick, but this win was followed up with a disappointing goalless draw against Estonia. Meanwhile the Czech Republic beat Belarus 1-0, before suffering a 3-0 defeat against Belgium.
This is a key game for both teams, as they are currently tied on seven points in Group E, with the Czech Republic second due to goal difference and Wales third. However, Wales do have a game in hand, which could be crucial. Belgium are top of the group with 16 points, so it seems to be between these two teams as to who finishes as runners-up.
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