Baros helps down Liechtenstein
Czech Republic claim comfortable success
Last Updated: 29/03/11 7:59pm
Baros: Early opener
Milan Baros and Michal Kadlec helped Czech Republic overcome Liechtenstein 2-0 in their Euro 2012 Group I qualifier.
Baros gave the hosts the perfect start when his right-foot effort found the net with just three minutes gone and Kadlec sealed the victory when he headed home 20 minutes from time.
Michal Bilek's side now have a five-point cushion over Scotland in third place although they remain adrift of leaders Spain, while Liechtenstein are still to register their first pint
The hosts made an ideal start, Baros slotting home Tomas Rosicky's left-wing cross.
They almost doubled the lead in the 10th minute when visiting goalkeeper Peter Jehle saved from David Lafata.
Jan Moravek hit the bar with a right-footed shot before Jehle was called upon again, tipping Lafata's shot round the post.
Zdenek Pospech twice tested Jehle before the visitors finally forced home keeper Petr Cech into action as he tipped Philippe Erne's shot round the post.
Jehle was regularly in the thick of the action but the hosts could not make their dominance pay and they were grateful to Cech when he saved from David Hasler.
Baros hit the post as the Czechs continued to attack but just a minute later and they sealed the win when Kadlec headed home Jaroslav Plasil's cross from the left.
European Championship Qualifying
Tue 29th Mar - Group I
Czech Rep2 - 0Liechtenstein
Lithuania1 - 3Spain
Tue 29th Mar - Group E
Sweden2 - 1Moldova
Holland5 - 3Hungary
Tue 29th Mar - Group F
Israel1 - 0Georgia
Tue 29th Mar - Group A
Turkey2 - 0Austria
Belgium4 - 1Azerbaijan
Tue 29th Mar - Group D
Romania3 - 1Luxembourg
Tue 29th Mar - Group C
Estonia1 - 1Serbia
N Ireland0 - 0Slovenia
European Championship Qualifying Group A
European Championship Qualifying Group B
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European Championship Qualifying Group C
European Championship Qualifying Group D
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European Championship Qualifying Group E
European Championship Qualifying Group F
European Championship Qualifying Group G
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European Championship Qualifying Group I