Football: Czechs beat Belgians 3:1 in home friendly

12-08-2009

The Czech Republic beat Belgium 3:1 in a friendly game in Teplice on Wednesday, clinching its first victory under the manager, Ivan Hašek. Belgium took the lead in the 12th minute with a powerful shot by Jan Vertonghen, but Czech Republic’s Hubník equalized with a rebound 15 minutes later. Just four minutes before the break, Václav Svěrkoš got fouled inside the box and Milan Baroš scored from the kick spot, getting his first goal for the national side in nearly a year. In the second half, the Czechs pushed for more and had some great opportunities which materialized in 79th minute when defender David Rozehnal scored his first goal for the Czech international squad.