INTERNATIONALS: CECH LOSS IN WARM-UP

Posted on: Sat 02 Jun 2012

Petr Cech was on the losing side as Czech Republic were beaten by Hungary in their final friendly game before Euro 2012.

Playing at home, Czech Republic were caught out by a quickly taken free-kick early in the match that gave the Chelsea keeper no chance, but they levelled before half-time.

However in the second-half, Bolton goalie Adam Bogdan saved well to keep Hungary level and without injured Arsenal man Tomas Rosicky, who is expected to be fit for Euro 2012, the Czechs were undone by a late goal against the run of play to lose 2-1.

At Under 21 level, Tomas Kalas, who enjoyed an impressive season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, played the whole of Czech Republic Under 21s' 2-1 win over Montenegro. The match was a European Championship qualifier and the young Czech side are well in control of their group.

In a different Under 21 qualification group, Milan Lalkovic came on after 62 minutes for Slovakia in what proved to be an away win for Romania who scored twice inside the final 20 minutes to win 2-0. The result moves Romania just behind second-placed Slovakia in their group with France well ahead.