SAINT-ETINNE (FRANCE), June 18: The Czech Republic salvaged a 2-2 draw with Croatia at the European Championship in a game temporarily suspended when flares were thrown onto the pitch and Croatia fans fought among themselves.
Against the run of play, the Czechs earned their first point of the competition with two late strikes from substitutes � the first time at Euro 2016 that a team has come back from two goals down.
Tomas Necid scored the equaliser from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time after Domagoj Vida was penalised for a handball.
Goals from Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic had given Croatia a well-deserved 2-0 lead before Milan Skoda ensured a nervy finish when he pulled one back in the 76th minute with a powerful header from captain Tomas Rosicky�s perfectly judged cross. � AP