SPAIN, 7. CZECH REPUBLIC, 1
Albacete University Pavilion
SPAIN: Jess Herrero; Tomaz, Mellado, Chino and Gordillo. They also played: Juan Emilio, Boyis, Antonio Prez, Paniagua, Corts, Raya, Ral Gmez and Pablo Ramrez.
voters Albert Canillas
CZECH REPUBLIC: Hula; Koudelka, Pavel Drozd, Slovacek and David Drozd. They also played: Holy, Resetar, Mikus Francisco, Seidler, Vnuk, Vokoun, Zezulka (ps) and Zaruba.
voters Tomas Neumann
GOALS: 1-0 9′ Pablo Ramrez. 2-0 15′ Juan Emilio. 3-0 24′ Chinese. 4-0 27′ Antonio Prez. 4-1 32′ Vnuk. 5-1 33′ Ral Gmez. 6-1 40′ Pani, 7-1 40′ Tomaz.
REFEREE: Vlad Nicolae Ciobanu and Bogdan Hanceariuc (Romanian) warned Koudelka (12th).
The Spanish team took to the pitch at the University of Albacete pavilion looking for the goal that would make it clear that Albert Canillas’ men wanted to seal their passport to Uzbekistan in a quick manner. Extremely high pressure to prevent the Czech Republic from slowing down the game and continuous shots, with Chino as a striker at the forefront of the Spanish attack.
The Czech team’s playing system allowed their goalkeeper to Michal Hyula became the real protagonist of the first minutes with such decisive performances as the double stop against Ral Gómez and Pablo Ramírez. Tomas Neumann’s players, seeing that they were still alive on the scoreboard, tried, mainly through Slovacek and Seidler, forcing Jess Herrero to refine the little work that came his way.
Spain’s first goal was a long time coming, until a left-footed shot from Pablo Ramrez, after being received by Ral Gmez, opened the Spanish goal. Neumann challenged the Spanish attack by passing the goalkeeper and the first shot, after touching Slovacek, Corts’ shot hit the post. Although critics of the goalkeeper understand that this tactical option represents a slowdown in the game, the Czechs came into action on several occasions, especially with the contributions of the eternal reset between the lines. forcing Jess Herrero to stop, but with no effect on the scoreboard.
After the player goalkeeper’s doubts were overcome, Boyis won a ball for Juan Emilio and increased the score to 2-0. While the Czech Republic insisted on this type of attack, which was probably the only way they could create danger, Boyis continued to do his thing. At the beginning of the second half he scored the 3-0 into an empty goal. A new steal allowed Antonio Pérez to score the fourth goal.
The reset continued to damage the Spanish defense and his entry into the game led to a good combination, which Vnuk solved with the guests’ consolation goal. The great Albaceteo that Ral Gmez brought in was missing. Then Pani made the dream debut with the best performance of the game and Tomaz, once again in front of an empty goal, made the final score 7-1. See you in Uzbekistan!
Spain joins the countries Kazakhstan, France and Portugal, which are also directly classified. Poland and Ukraine are playing for direct fifth place. The “playoffs” will be decided next week. In the Spain group, Italy and Slovenia have to win to avoid being eliminated from the play-offs in fifth place.