Czech Republic 2-2 Spain: Inigo Martinez's header rescues visitors

Czech Republic 2-2 Spain: Inigo Martinez’s late thumping header rescues Luis Enrique’s side as 17-year-old Barcelona wonderkid Gavi becomes their youngest EVER goalscorer

  • Czech Republic took the lead after just four minutes through Jakub Pesek
  • Gavi became Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer on the stroke of half-time 
  • The hosts regained the lead in the 66th minute with a superb Jan Kuchta finish
  • Inigo Martinez struck in the 90th minute to earn Spain a point in Prague  

A late Inigo Martinez header came to the rescue of Spain as they held Czech Repbulic to a 2-2 draw in Prague.  

The hosts started on the front foot and took the lead after just four minutes. Jan Kuchta squared the ball into the box for Jakub Pesek to guide the ball home. Czech Republic look set to go into the break with the lead but it wasn’t to be as Gavi put Spain level.  

Czech Republic regained the lead 66 minutes in as Jan Kuchta lobbed Unai Simon. But the visitors drew level once again as Martinez headed home his first international goal in the 90th minute.

More to follow… 

Czech Republic (3-4-3): Vaclik, Zima, Brabec, Mateju, Coufal, Sadilek, Soucek, Zeleny (Jankto 24, Havel 45), Pesek (Hlozek 59), Kuchta (Jurecka 78), Lingr (Cerny 59)

Unused subs: Stanek, Mandous, Jemelka, Kudela, Kalvach, Vlkanova, Kral

Goalscorers: Pesek (4) Kuchta (66) 

Booked: Coufal 

Manager: Jaroslav Silhavy 

Spain (4-3-3): Simon, Carvajal, Garcia, Martinez, Alonso, Rodri (Busquets 61), Koke (Llorente 72), Gavi, Sarabia (Torres 45′), Olmo (Asensio 61), Tomas (Morata 61)

Unused subs: Sanchez, Azpilicueta, Torres, Raya, Llorente, Alba, Soler 

Goalscorers: Gavi (40+3) Martinez (90)

Booked: Rodri

Manager: Luis Enrique

Referee: Francois Letexier 


Hosts regained the lead in the 66th minute as Jan Kutcha lobbed Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon

Defender Inigo Martinez rescued Spain with a thumping header in the 90th minute 

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