Sparta defeated Celtic 4-1 again!
Incredible! After 4-1 win in Celtic Park, Sparta won by the same result against the Scottish champion at Letná. We turned the match over. Juliš scored twice, Hancko and Plavšić once.
There was a minute of silence before the game for Diego Maradona which died on Wednesday.
Václav Kotal returned to the 3-5-2 formation. Hancko came back after health problems. He was on the left side, Plechatý on the right and Pavelka between them. Trávník started from the beginning, Juliš and Karlsson started as strikers.
In the sixth minute, Sparta played a quick counterattack. Tráník found Karlsson, who tried to pass to Juliš, but the ball was to long.
A minute later, Karlsson tried it from his favorite position. Unfortunately, the cross shot missed the left post.
But then came Celtic's goal. Édouard got into the lime from the left side, where Hancko tried to stop him. Unfortunately, he did not. Édouard sent a cross shot, which bounced to the net from the post. So 0-1.
Sparta equalized after 26 minutes! Pavelka got to the ball after Dočkal’s corner, passed to Hancko which sent the ball to the net!
And in the 38th minute it was even better. Dočkal found Juliš near the back post by a great pass and our striker scored through the defender.
We could have even better result in the half-time. Dočkal found LK37 by a free kick, Krejčí unfortunately hit only post! We led 2-1 after the first 45 minutes.
After two minutes of the game, Édouard played a free kick near the post Fortunately Nita's was fast and caught the ball.
In the 64thminute, Ntcham sent the ball through Hancko to free Édouard. Nita saved the shot.
Ten minutes before the end, Karlsson ran on the left side, found free Juliš in the box by a great cross. Juliš did not hesitate and scored his fifth goal in the UEFA Europa League!
In the added time, Pavelka got to the ball, Dočkal sent it to Plavšić and he he run to the goalie. Srki passed and then scored to the empty goal!
Sparta defeated Celtic 4-1 also in the home match! Sparta have 6 points and chance to get to the play-off of the UEFA Europa League.