Football: Czechs beat Malta 3:1 in World Cup qualifier

The Czech Republic’s national football team beat Malta 3:1 in Plzeň on Friday, in their second World Cup qualification game. The Czechs had a good start but failed to score in the opening phase of the game, allowing the visitors to press on. But 34 minutes into the game, Limberský sent in a pass from the left which Gebre Selassie finished with a header, ending the Czech team's a 412-minute long goalless streak. Malta equlized just four minutes later but in the second half, the dominating Czechs added to more strikes, by Tomáš Pekhart in the 52th minute and Jan Rezek 15 minutes later. The Czechs are currently ranked second with four points in their World Cup 2014 qualification group.

Author: Jan Richter