Monday, November 19, 2007
Rosicky scores a beautiful volley for the Czech Republic (watch it on video)
By 1970’s Gooner
It seems that Tomas Rosicky has been rewarded for his performance on Saturday night after he scored the important third goal for the Czech Republic in their 3-1 victory over Slovakia.
He has been allowed to miss the Czech Republic’s last game of this campaign against Cyprus so that he could return to London and get in some needed rest.
The Czech Republic went in front when Zdenek Grygera scored inside the first 15 minutes and then went two up with a late goal from Marek Kulic.
An own goal from Michal Kadlec on 79 minutes gave Slovakia hope but Rosicky's goal four minutes later secured the victory. You can watch it on top of the page by clicking on the video screen.
His goal came when a cross from the right was headed out by the Slovakian defence but Rosicky latched onto it hitting it on the volley form inside the area.
Tomas said: "My goal came on the back of a fast-paced counter-attack. I was in the second wave and the ball found me after one of the clearances.
"It was going straight against my foot and I hit it with my instep well."
The Czech Republic is already assured of qualification in Group D along with Germany but the win over the Slovaks ensured they remain in pole position.
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