Czechs defeat Lithuania 4:1 to keep Euro hopes alive

12-10-2011

The Czech national football team defeated Lithuania Tuesday evening, keeping alive their hopes for European Championship qualification. The Czechs led 3:0 at the end of the first half, before Lithuania won one goal back on a penalty that the Czech side reduced to 10 men. Despite playing shorthanded, the Czechs were able to add one more goal on their own penalty kick, ending the match 4:1. Scotland’s 3:1 loss to Spain, which played out at the same time, will allow the Czech Republic to proceed to the knockout round to be held November 11 and 15. Their opponent in that match will be drawn on Thursday.