The Czech Republic laboured to a 0-0 draw against Moldova on Monday as their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign hit a bump just three days after they beat Poland in their opening Group E match.
The Czechs controlled possession but could not break down a well organised Moldovan defence that allowed the visitors few clear chances at goal.
West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek missed a chance to break the deadlock in the dying seconds of the first half, while Tomas Cvancara, on target in the 3-1 win against Poland, forced the Moldovan keeper into a save in the second half.
Despite the draw, the Czechs lead the group with four points. Poland are three points following a 1-0 win against Albania. Moldova sit third on two.
- Daniel Schlager