Czech Republic 2-2 Spain: Spain snatch late Nations League draw in Prague

Czech Republic's forward Jan Kuchta (left) and Czech Republic's midfielder Tomas Soucek celebrate
The Czech Republic failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, losing in the semi-finals of the play-offs to Sweden

Inigo Martinez headed a late equaliser as Spain snatched a Nations League draw against the Czech Republic in Prague.

The Athletic Bilbao defender scored in the final minute of normal time through a header that went in via the crossbar.

Martinez’s goal came after Jan Kuchta’s chip looked to have made it two wins from two for the Czechs in Group A2.

The Czechs had led after four minutes through Jakub Pesek’s finish, but were pegged back by a first international goal from Barcelona’s Gavi.

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Czech Rep

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Vaclík
  • 2Zima
  • 4Brabec
  • 13Mateju
  • 5CoufalBooked at 90mins
  • 22Soucek
  • 15Sadílek
  • 18ZelenySubstituted forJanktoat 24′minutesSubstituted forHavelat 45′minutes
  • 19LingrSubstituted forCernyat 59′minutes
  • 10KuchtaSubstituted forJureckaat 78′minutes
  • 8PesekSubstituted forHlozekat 59′minutes


  • 3Jemelka
  • 6Kudela
  • 7Kalvach
  • 9Hlozek
  • 11Jurecka
  • 12Havel
  • 14Jankto
  • 16Stanek
  • 17Cerny
  • 20Vlkanova
  • 21Král
  • 23Mandous


Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Simón
  • 20Carvajal
  • 14García
  • 3Martínez
  • 17Alonso
  • 9Páez
  • 16RodriBooked at 58minsSubstituted forBusquetsat 61′minutes
  • 8KokeSubstituted forLlorenteat 72′minutes
  • 22SarabiaSubstituted forTorresat 45′minutes
  • 12de TomásSubstituted forMorataat 61′minutes
  • 21OlmoSubstituted forAsensioat 61′minutes


  • 1Sánchez
  • 2Azpilicueta
  • 4Torres
  • 5Busquets
  • 6Llorente
  • 7Morata
  • 10Asensio
  • 11Torres
  • 13Raya
  • 15Llorente
  • 18Alba
  • 19Soler
François Letexier

Match Stats

Home TeamCzech RepAway TeamSpain
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Czech Republic 2, Spain 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Czech Republic 2, Spain 2.

  3. Post update

    Unai Simón (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic).

  5. Booking

    Vladimír Coufal (Czech Republic) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ferran Torres (Spain).

  7. Post update

    Vladimír Coufal (Czech Republic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Czech Republic 2, Spain 2. Íñigo Martínez (Spain) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marco Asensio with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by David Zima.

  10. Post update

    Marcos Llorente (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Milan Havel (Czech Republic).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ferran Torres.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Spain).

  14. Post update

    Michal Sadílek (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Milan Havel.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Václav Jurecka replaces Jan Kuchta.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by David Zima.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Eric García.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Spain. Ferran Torres tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Marcos Llorente replaces Koke.

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