Czech Republic Vs. Montenegro Live, Euro 2012 Qualifying Playoffs: It's Early, But It's Tight And Congested

There are only 12 minutes gone in the first half, but the Czech Republic and Montenegro don't exactly look like two extremely lively teams interested in turning this match into a track meet (or athletics contest, if you prefer). Montenegro are pretty clearly playing to get a road draw and try and win the tie at home, while the Czech Republic will probably push for a goal, then try to sit on it. The defensive side is winning at the moment, and though it's early, it seems unlikely that the Czech Republic is going to be able to score from open play without a mistake.

Still, if someone's going to score, it'll probably be the home side. They're pressing forward quite a bit and have all of the possession. Montenegro don't really seem to have an answer other than dropping deep and keeping their shape. They're not even breaking out on the counter. This could get a bit dull, though there's plenty of time for things to pick up.

You can find live coverage of this match and all of the Euro 2012 Qualifying playoffs action in our Euro 2012 Qualifying playoffs, first legs StoryStream. For more on the entire world of football, check out SB Nation Soccer.

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