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Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic

Petr Cech admits the Czech Republic had some luck against Switzerland

Czech Republic coach Karel Bruckner conceded his side were "not at their best" during their 1-0 victory over Switzerland at Euro 2008.

"We did a good job. The first match is always very important and three points is an excellent start," he said.

"We were not at our best but we can play better and we will play better.

"I don't think it is fair to say we set out to play a defensive game. We were against the home side and who were a goal down for half of the second half."

He added: "We were always going to come under pressure and although we made a few mistakes, we coped well."


Czech captain Tomas Ujfalusi agreed with his coach about the overall perfomance.

"The most important thing is that we got the win," he stated.

"We made some errors but overall our defence held out. We waited for our chance and when it came we took it. We have to continue like that."

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Vaclav Sverkos sealed victory for Karel Bruckner's side

Group A
16 June 2008 09:44
    P GD PTS
1 Portugal 3 2 6
2 Turkey 3 0 6
3 Czech Republic 3 -2 3
4 Switzerland 3 0 3

see also
Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic
07 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Euro 2008 day one as it happened
07 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008
Swiss hit by Frei injury concern
07 Jun 08 |  Switzerland
Switzerland team guide
15 May 08 |  Switzerland
Czech Republic team guide
15 May 08 |  Czech Rep

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