Sparta is still first!
We have seen a really dramatic match in Generali Česká pojišťovna Arena! After the first half, Sparta were loosing 0-1 to Zlín, but in the second half we turned the score with three goals and won 3-1!
Ladislav LK37 Krejčí and Libor Kozák could not play due to a positive test for covid-19. Andreas Vindheim did not play for an injury. Laco Krejčí took the right wing. He was for the first time in the basic line-up time after returning from Italy. Head coach Václav Kotal used Filip Souček in the middle of the field. It was a premiere in the opening eleven in Sparta for him.
Sparta had the first chance in the eighth minute. Juliš found Dočkal after a great cross from the left wing. Dočkal fired and Dostál pushed the ball out of the three bars.
A minute later, Dočkal crossed from the free kick to the box. Čelůstka headed but the ball just flew to the Dostál’s hands.
Zlín got to the lead in the 19th minute. Dramé fired from a distance and his shot ended in the left corner of our goal. We were loosing as well as in the last round.
After 31 minutes, Krejčí sent a great pass from the right side. Dočkal let Juliš fire and his shot just missed the right post of the Zlín goal!
A minute before the half, Hanousek crossed from the left to the box to Juliš and Krejčí. Laco headed unfortunately not to the net. So 0-1 in the half time.
In the 49th minute, Jawo fouled Krejčí, and was sent off after a second yellow card. Bořek Dočkal crossed to the box, Hložek got to the ball and fired, so 1-1!
Sparta could destroy Zlín immediately. Hložek passed to Hanousek and he shot but Dostál saved. A moment later, Dočkal got to the box from the side and fired. Unfortunately, didn’t get the ball behind the keeper.
In the 77 minute, Laco Krejčí crossed to Trávník and he passed to Juliš. Unfortunately, Julda hit just the bar! Huge pity!
Five minutes before the end, the referee ordered the penalty after consultation with VAR. Procházka fouled Krejčí in the box. Dočkal played penalty but Dostál bounced off. Trávník got to the ball and passed in front of the goal. There was Jiráček which scored an own goal.
In the added time, Hložek found Juliš by a cross from the right side. Juliš was ready behind the defender and scored!
Sparta defeated Zlín 3-1 and is still in first place of the league.