Czech Republic Comfortably Wins Over Denmark to Reach Semifinals – 06.12.2018

A not very convincing performance by the Czech players only lasted through the first period. Then the home team started dominating the game and the score margin kept growing. It stopped at 10-1, which means that the Czechs can calmly peacefully wait for their semifinal opponents.

The Czechs entered the game in high style and turned their initial pressure into two goals. The first one was scored by Josef Rýpar with 4:49 on the clock and Daniel Šebek doubled the hosts’ lead just 14 seconds later. The Danish coach Mikael Karlberg then took a timeout to wake his players up and it did have the much needed impact. At 10:55 Denmark cut the lead in half, but the one-goal difference lasted only for less than three minutes. Patrik Dóža’s strike made it 3-1 after the first period.

The 2nd period was completely dominated by the Czechs. They scored three unanswered goals in seven minutes, which definitely decided the match. It all started with a goal by the team captain Matěj Jendrišák and continued with tallies by Martin Kisugite and Lukáš Veltšmíd. The Danes lost the last two encounters with the Czech team and after 40 minutes of the quarterfinal in Prague it was quite obvious that the third loss is very close. When Matěj Jendrišák scored his second of the game to make it 7-1, the Czech fans knew they can start celebrating.

The Czech captain knew how to please the full stands and with his third goal of the night he completed a hat-trick. The O2 Arena was yet again filled with home fans and this time, the match was a special one. With this game, the championship in Prague broke the all-time attendance record – and there are still three more days to be played. The ninth goal was then added by Adam Delong and the tenth by Ondřej Němeček in the last minute of the match. The quarterfinal thus ended with a comfortable 10-1 win for the home side.