Defeat in Plzeň
Sparta came to Pilsen after the national team break and it was a battle for the first place in the league. Sparta was two goals down and the result is a 2-3 defeat. Karlsson and Drchal scored Sparta goals.
Sparta head coach Pavel Vrba sent Lukáš Štetina as a centre back, his partner was Filip Panák. Dávid Hancko moved to the left side of the defense. Adam Hložek started as a forward. Dočkal, both Krejčí, Højer and Juliš did not play due to injury. The new player Lukáš Haraslín was prepared on the bench.
Sparta was active from the beginning. Karlsson tried a sharp cross In the opening minute but the goalkeeper stopped the ball.
After 8 minutes, Beauguel tried it and Filip Panák blocked his shot. Three minutes later, Karlsson threatened Staňek from a free kick, but goalie stopped his shot.
In the 15th minute came a great chance. Panák sent Sáček forward and he crossed to Hložek in the box. Unfortunately, he missed the target.
Three minutes later, Beauguel performed an acrobatic ending over his head. Florin Nita tried to stop his shot but the ball ended in our goal.
Unfortunately, the home team's second goal came in the 32nd minute. Mosquera received a great pass through the defence, got through Nita and ended to an empty goal.
Four minutes before the break, Hložek got the ball near the side line, then Hancko fired and the ball bounced to Hložek. Adam passed to DMK and he scored. Sparta was 1-2 after the first half.
In the 56th minute Sýkora shot from the distance and hit the top left corner. Nita had no chance.
Three minutes before the end, Haraslín crosses to the box, Staněk sent the ball only in front of prepared Drchal and he sent the ball into the net.
Unfortunately, Sparta did not equalize and the result is the first league loss of the season.
FC Viktoria Plzeň – AC Sparta Praha 3-2 (2-1)
Goals: 18. Beauguel, 32. Mosquera, 56. Sýkora – 41. DMK, 87. Drchal. YC: Mosquera, Janošek, Řezník, Hybš – Pavelka, Štetina. Referees: Berka – Nádvorník, Kříž. Attendance: 10 584.
Plzeň: Staněk – Řezník, Kaša, Hejda, Havel – Kopic (72. Šulc), Bucha, Sýkora (72. Čermák), Janošek (90.+3 Pernica), Mosquera (83. Hybš) – Beauguel (83. Chorý).
Sparta: Nita – Wiesner, Štetina, Panák (61. Karabec), Hancko – DMK (61. Haraslín), Pavelka, Souček, Sáček (77. Drchal), Pešek (85. Polidar) – Hložek.