5-2 victory in Zlín
Very tough week is in front of us. We face Rangers on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League and then Slavia in 300th derby on Sunday. So, it was very important for us to be in good mood. And we are! Sparta won 5-2 in Zlín. Filip Panák and Martin Minchev scored their first league goals in Sparta.
Sparta head coach Pavel Vrba sent Panák - Čelůstka as centre backs. Trio Pavelka, Sáček and Hložek played in the middle of the pitch. Both Krejčí, Polidar, Højer, Juliš, Holec, Dočkal, Pulkrab and Karabec were out due to injury.
Sparta started well. Already in the 8th minute Ondřej Čelůstka headed after the free kick and sent Sparta to the lead in his hometown.
In the 26th minute came a great chance! Rakovan stopped Pavelka's head after the corner. Another corner followed and Haraslín fired from the distance next to the left post.
After half an hour of play, Sáček sent Pešek forward by a fantastic pass. Pešek run from the wing into the box. Haraslín was on the other side. But Pešek chose ending and Rakovan caught it.
At the very first opportunity, the home team equalized four minutes before half time. Tchanturishvili found Simersky in the box and he got the ball behind Nita's back.
But Sparta refused to go to the cabins with a tie. In the added time, Filip Panák headed after a corner kick and scored his first ever goal in Sparta!
In the 57th minute, Hložek passed to Jakub Pešek, which chopped and overtook Rakovan for the third time.
Ten minutes before the end, Haraslín finished by a quick shot to the left post. The ball ended behind the goalkeeper's back. The goal was then judged as Simersky's own goal.
In the 90th minute, Poznar scored to 2-4. But Sparta rejected the drama in the end. Martin Minčev scored his first league goal in Sparta. So, we won 5-2 in Zlín.