Football: U21 squad loses 2:0 to Germany

The Czech national football team lost its opening match at the UEFA U21 Championship in Poland on Sunday by a score of 2:0 against Germany. The latter scored at the close of the first 45 minutes and the start of the second half and could have added a third goal five minutes from time if goalkeeper Zima had not saved a penalty. Czech player Schick, meanwhile, squandered two big chances in the Euro U21 match.