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Germany countered with speed moments later and nearly struck first blood when Kevin Volland drifted a left-footed shot just wide of the far post.
The tournament hosts struggled as the Germans soon threatened at every opportunity, but a mistake from Ter Stegen nearly cost his side dearly just before the half-hour mark.
Despite Germany's dominance throughout the first half, they failed to get onto the scoresheet come the break, but their perseverance paid off when Nico Schulz made the most of some sloppy defending to bear down on goal and poke the ball past Koubek for the lead.
The Nationalelf's lead didn't last long, however, as Ondrej Petrak powered down the right flank in the 66th minute and lashed a precise cross into the box, allowing Ladislav Krejci to fire home on the half-volley and level proceedings.
The goal invigorated the Czechs, as they knew that one more would have seen them progress to the semi-finals at the expense of the Germans.
Ultimately, however, Germany held on for the draw and qualified for the final four of the tournament, while Jakub Dovalil's charges walked off dejected knowing that they had been knocked out of a tournament on home soil at the first stage.body check tags ::