Italy's Edoardo Molinari will take a two-shot lead into the third round of the D+D Real Czech Masters after another flawless performance in Prague.

Molinari carded a second consecutive 66 for a halfway total of 12 under par and the former Ryder Cup player has yet to drop a single shot at Albatross Golf Resort as he seeks a fourth European Tour title.

Former champion Thomas Pieters is Molinari's nearest challenger on 10 under following a second straight 67, with Sweden's Robert Karlsson, Austrian Matthias Schwab, England's Sam Horsfield and Chile's Hugo Leon a shot further back.

Paul Dunne and Padraig Harrington both made the cut by a single shot - the Irish duo are nine shots off the pace on three under.

Dunne added a 71 to yesterday's 70, a bogey on 17 just his second of the day.

Harrington improved on his opening round by five shots with a flawless 68.

Gavin Moynihan was the other side of the cut line after a second successive 71.

"I'm definitely playing differently on the course, I'm giving myself lots of chances," said leader Molinari, who won twice in Scotland in 2010 to earn a Ryder Cup wild card and also won the Trophee Hassan II in 2017.

"Even today I could have made a few putts more and it's just the way it is at the minute. I'm playing very consistently, the equipment change helped me a lot at the beginning of the year.

"At the moment I'm very comfortable, I'm enjoying playing golf. I've been going through a tough few years so at the minute I'm just really enjoying myself on the golf course. I'm playing well so life is good at the minute."

Pieters, who won his maiden title in Prague four years ago but has not recorded an individual victory since 2016, carded two birdies and 13 pars in his first 15 holes before picking up shots on the 16th, 17th and 18th.

"On 15 I told my caddie I was a bit bored today, I was playing well but I wasn't making anything," the Belgian told Sky Sports. "I was two under and a few back so it was nice to finish that way."

Karlsson is just 18 days away from celebrating his 50th birthday and admits he has one eye on the lucrative seniors circuit, but the Ryder Cup vice-captain is firmly in contention for a 12th European Tour title and a first since 2010.

"It was very nice," Karlsson said. "I've been working hard this summer and I've been doing good rounds here and there but haven't put it together, so it's nice to put at least two together.

"I'm here so I want to play good here but at the same time yes, Tour school at the end of the year for Champions Tour (is on my mind).

"I've given myself a little bit more slack this year, not pushing too hard for the results and looked a little bit more long-term and want to play really well at the end of the season coming into Tour school in a good frame of mind."