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Czech Republic 1-1 Belgium: Romelu Lukaku rescues point in Prague

Romelu Lukaku
Only eight European players have ever scored more international goals than Romelu Lukaku's 59

Romelu Lukaku rescued a point for Belgium in their World Cup qualifier with the Czech Republic in Prague.

Lukas Provod put the hosts ahead with a finish from outside the box that flew into the bottom corner.

Lukaku sent defender Ondrej Celustka one way and then the other before firing under keeper Tomas Vaclik.

The Inter Milan striker has scored 36 goals in his past 31 international appearances - and is up to 59 goals in 91 caps.

Both sides hit the woodwork, with Michael Krmencik striking the post and Jan Boril hitting the crossbar for the hosts - and Kevin de Bruyne shooting against the post for Belgium.

Tomas Soucek had a header cleared off the line by Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld late on.

The Czechs are above Belgium, who are ranked number one in the world, on goal difference after two games - with both sides winning their opening qualifiers.

Belgium beat Wales 3-1 on Wednesday, with the Czech Republic seeing off Estonia 6-2.

Line-ups

Czech Rep

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Vaclik
  • 5Coufal
  • 17Kudela
  • 3Celustka
  • 18Boril
  • 21Holes
  • 13ProvodSubstituted forPekhartat 90+4'minutes
  • 7BarakSubstituted forPavelkaat 78'minutes
  • 15SoucekBooked at 43mins
  • 14JanktoSubstituted forMasopustat 61'minutes
  • 11KrmencikSubstituted forVydraat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Stronati
  • 4Zima
  • 6Mateju
  • 8Malinsky
  • 9Pavelka
  • 10Pekhart
  • 12Masopust
  • 16Mandous
  • 19Pesek
  • 20Vydra
  • 23Nguyen

Belgium

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Alderweireld
  • 4Denayer
  • 5VertonghenBooked at 73mins
  • 21CastagneBooked at 25mins
  • 8Tielemans
  • 6Dendoncker
  • 22ChadliSubstituted forFoketat 56'minutes
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 14MertensSubstituted forTrossardat 56'minutes
  • 10Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 3Mechele
  • 9Doku
  • 11Trossard
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Kaminski
  • 15Saelemaekers
  • 16Foket
  • 17Vanaken
  • 18Januzaj
  • 19Praet
  • 20Benteke
  • 23Batshuayi
Referee:
William Collum

Match Stats

Home TeamCzech RepAway TeamBelgium
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Czech Republic 1, Belgium 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Czech Republic 1, Belgium 1.

  3. Post update

    Jason Denayer (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ondrej Celustka (Czech Republic).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Tomas Pekhart replaces Lukáš Provod.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lukáš Provod with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

  9. Post update

    Jason Denayer (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matej Vydra (Czech Republic).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lukas Masopust (Czech Republic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukáš Provod.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Leandro Trossard (Belgium).

  13. Post update

    David Pavelka (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Jason Denayer (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matej Vydra (Czech Republic).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Timothy Castagne (Belgium).

  17. Post update

    Lukáš Provod (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Czech Republic. Vladimir Coufal tries a through ball, but Matej Vydra is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Belgium).

  20. Post update

    Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 27th March 2021

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Serbia21105414
2Portugal21103214
3Luxembourg11001013
4Azerbaijan100101-10
5R. of Ireland200224-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden11001013
2Greece10101101
3Spain10101101
4Kosovo00000000
5Georgia100101-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland11003123
2Italy11002023
3Lithuania00000000
4Bulgaria100113-20
5Northern Ireland100102-20

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bos-Herze10102201
2Finland10102201
3Ukraine10101101
4France10101101
5Kazakhstan00000000

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Czech Rep21107344
2Belgium21104224
3Belarus11004223
4Wales100113-20
5Estonia2002410-60

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark11002023
2Austria10102201
3Scotland10102201
4Faroe Islands10101101
5Moldova10101101
6Israel100102-20

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey22007256
2Montenegro22006246
3Netherlands21014403
4Norway21013303
5Latvia200214-30
6Gibraltar200217-60

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Football Union of Russia22005236
2Slovenia21012203
3Croatia21011103
4Slovakia20202202
5Cyprus201101-11
6Malta201135-21

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England11005053
2Albania11001013
3Poland10103301
4Hungary10103301
5Andorra100101-10
6San Marino100105-50

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany11003033
2Romania11003213
3Armenia11001013
4North Macedonia100123-10
5Liechtenstein100101-10
6Iceland100103-30
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