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Estonia 2-6 Czech Republic: Tomas Soucek scores hat-trick in comfortable win

Tomas Soucek
Tomas Soucek (right) had previously only scored one hat-trick in his career, in the Czech league in 2016

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek scored a hat-trick as the Czech Republic came from behind to thrash Estonia in their opening World Cup qualifier in Poland.

Rauno Sappinen gave Estonia the lead but Patrik Schick scored a volley before Antonin Barak put the Czechs ahead.

Soucek scored twice before the break and tapped the ball into an empty net to make it 5-1 after 48 minutes.

Jakub Jankto scored a sixth before Henri Anier netted for Estonia.

It almost doubled Soucek's international tally, with four goals in his previous 29 Czech Republic games.

The 26-year-old has scored nine goals in 32 West Ham appearances this season.

Line-ups

Estonia

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Aksalu
  • 6AntonovSubstituted forPuriat 74'minutes
  • 16Pürg
  • 3Paskotsi
  • 13Lilander
  • 19AllikuSubstituted forKirssat 73'minutes
  • 20Poom
  • 23VastsukSubstituted forFrolovat 82'minutes
  • 11Õigus
  • 14VassiljevSubstituted forAnierat 73'minutes
  • 15SappinenSubstituted forRoosnuppat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Subka
  • 4Villota
  • 5Kaljumae
  • 7Puri
  • 8Anier
  • 9Kirss
  • 10Frolov
  • 12Pechter
  • 17Roosnupp
  • 18Kase
  • 21Domov
  • 22Vallner

Czech Rep

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 23Pavlenka
  • 2Kaderábek
  • 17Kudela
  • 3CelustkaSubstituted forZimaat 85'minutes
  • 18Boril
  • 13ProvodSubstituted forVydraat 65'minutes
  • 8Darida
  • 15Soucek
  • 14JanktoSubstituted forMasopustat 65'minutes
  • 7BarakSubstituted forPekhartat 65'minutes
  • 10SchickSubstituted forHolesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vaclik
  • 4Zima
  • 5Coufal
  • 6Mateju
  • 9Pavelka
  • 11Krmencik
  • 12Masopust
  • 16Mandous
  • 19Pesek
  • 20Vydra
  • 21Holes
  • 22Pekhart
Referee:
Anastasios Papapetrou

Match Stats

Home TeamEstoniaAway TeamCzech Rep
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home6
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Estonia 2, Czech Republic 6.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Estonia 2, Czech Republic 6.

  3. Post update

    Foul by David Zima (Czech Republic).

  4. Post update

    Mark Oliver Roosnupp (Estonia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matej Vydra (Czech Republic).

  6. Post update

    Michael Lilander (Estonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Pavel Kaderábek (Czech Republic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Lilander (Estonia).

  9. Post update

    Ondrej Kudela (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mark Oliver Roosnupp (Estonia).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Estonia. Mark Oliver Roosnupp replaces Rauno Sappinen.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Estonia 2, Czech Republic 6. Henri Anier (Estonia) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sander Puri with a cross.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. David Zima replaces Ondrej Celustka.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jan Boril.

  15. Post update

    Vladimír Darida (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andre Frolov (Estonia).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Estonia. Andre Frolov replaces Bogdan Vastsuk.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Czech Republic. Tomás Holes replaces Patrik Schick.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Czech Republic. Jan Boril tries a through ball, but Lukas Masopust is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Estonia. Mihkel Aksalu tries a through ball, but Henri Anier is caught offside.

As It Stood

A

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2Portugal11001013
3Luxembourg00000000
4R. of Ireland100123-10
5Azerbaijan100101-10

B

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C

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D

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E

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4Wales100113-20
5Estonia100126-40

F

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G

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5Netherlands100124-20
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H

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I

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J

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