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Second string Czechs beat Israel 2-1 in warm-up

Associated Press
May 27, 2012 at 12:22pm IST

Graz, Austria: A last-minute goal by David Lafata helped the Czech Republic beat Israel 2-1 on Saturday in preparation for next month's European Championship.

It was the third international goal in 17 appearances for Lafata, who came on as a substitute after 65 minutes for Milan Petrzela.

Striker Milan Baros scored from the penalty spot after 17 minutes to give the Czechs an early lead, then Itay Shechter levelled in the closing seconds of the first half.

Second string Czechs beat Israel 2-1 in warm-up

A last-minute goal by David Lafata helped the Czech Republic beat Israel 2-1.

Czech coach Michal Bilek, who agreed to extend his contract until the end of 2013 on Saturday, rested his major stars Tomas Rosicky, Michal Kadlec and goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The Czech Republic will play Hungary in Prague on June 1 in their final friendly before taking on Russia on June 8 at Euro 2012.

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