MOL Cup semi-final against Plzeň
Sparta defeated Jihlava 2-1. Then we won 4-0 in České Budějovice. On Wednesday, we crushed Baník Ostrava 5-0 at Letná. Last time Sparta played MOL Cup semi-finals last season, when we lost on Slavia pitch 0-3.
Pilsen was expected in the semi-finals but the way was not easy. They won 3-1 in Hlučín, later with problems with Chlumec nad Cidlinou when eliminated the outsider 4-3 after extra time. On Wednesday, Adrian Gul´a defeated 4-2 Mladá Boleslav. In the current season we have played against Pilsen once, we lost away 0-1. The home league match against the currently second team of the table is waiting for us on March 15th.
“It is the hardest possible match but we wanted to play at home. The rest will be up to the players. We hope that the performance and result against Baník will help us to next matches. The team needed match like this. Players see that coach’s instructions make sense and work,” said Tomáš Rosický after the draw.
“In case of winning semi-finals, we would probably play with Pilsen in the final anyway. It is better to meet them at the home stadium. I am ok with a draw,” adds Ladislav Krejčí.