From Letná to Letná with three points
Sparta won even for the third time under Pavel Vrba and scored at least three goals again. Karabec, Hancko and Kozák took care of them at the Zlín stadium Letná.
Head coach Pavel Vrba had to deal with a number of absences. Dočkal and Trávník were booked. Karlsson had a positive test for covid-19. Juliš, Sáček, Minchev and Vindheim could not play due to health problems. Hložek and Štetina are long-term injured.
Sparta started with a 4-5-1 formation. Plavšić was on the right, Laco Krejčí on the left. LK37, Pavelka and Karabec played in the middle. Kozák was a striker.
In the 5th minute came the first big chance. Hancko sent Wiesner forward by a great pass. Wiesi was face to face to Dostál. But the Zlín goalkeeper stopped the chance.
In the 20th minute Pavelka passed to Laco Krejčí. He sent a ball to the second wave to Karabec, Kara hit the ball and it was an opener! The first goal of the season for Kara.
Ten minutes before the break minute, Matejov fouled Plavšić in the box and the referee ordered a penalty. Dávid Hancko took the ball and did it like an experienced finisher. He sent Dostál to the right corner, the ball to the left and Sparta led 2-0 in Zlín.
In the added time, Conde lost the ball. Kozák run to the goal, he passed to the left to Adam Karabec. He tried to chop Dostál, but he did not succeed and the ball ended only in the hands of the goalkeeper.
Five minutes after the break, goalkeeper Dostál made a huge mistake. He hesitated so long that Libor Kozák got the ball and solved the problem. Sparta controlled the match.
In the 72nd minute, LK37 prepared the ball and fired on the box line. Dostál saved the ball.
Eight minutes later came the biggest chance by Zlín. Drame found Jawo by a great pass in front of a completely empty goal. Jawo overshot!
Five minutes before the end, forward Ondřej Novotný went to the league game for the first time and it could be a dream debut. He got the ball to the net by his first tough. But Laco Krejčí, who passed him well, was in offside. The situation was confirmed by VAR.
So, Sparta won 3-0!