Sparta won 3-0 over Líšeň
Spartans started a new edition of the MOL Cup directly in the 3rd round where they faced the second league team named SK Líšeň 2019. We could see two interesting chances, on both sides, at the beginning of the match. However, the first goal came from another opportunity. A successful scorer was Drchal. The same player scored one more time a few minutes before the end of the first half. Silný had some dangerous chances on the other side, but he did not celebrate any goal. Minčev scored at the end of the game and set the final result of the match for 3-0.
Coach Vrba made six changes in comparison to the last league game. The first appearance in the A-team in this season made goalkeeper Milan Heča. Besides him, Panák, Štetina, Souček, Karabec and Karlsson were part of the starting line-up too. Spartan's coach could not count with these injured players: LK37, Krejčí, Polidar, Højer, Juliš, Holec, Dočkal and Pulkrab.
The home team did not fear Sparta and started very actively. Silný checked the readiness by a shot from a long distance in the 9th minute. However, he tightly missed the right bar of Heča's goal.
Sparta made the first dangerous action four minutes later. Goalkeeper Veselý showed an important save against Souček's shot.
Haraslín sent a pass to Drchal from the left side, while 22-years old striker was ready in the back post and did not have a lot of trouble scoring into the empty net. Sparta went into a lead 1-0 in the 14th minute.
Karlsson passed in the direction of Veselý but no one could tackle the ball. Although, the home goalkeeper had to make a save while he tackled the ball only to Souček. However, his shot went only above the target in the 33rd minute.
The ball from a corner kick was hit by the home defense only to Sáček. He immediately sent a long pass into the penalty area where he found Souček's head. He did not shoot, instead of that he passed to Drchal in the 38th minute and he easily scored the second goal for Sparta.
These were all important moments in the first half.
Silný made a dangerous attempt in the 52nd minute. The ball missed a target only a few centimetres.
Most of the time was played in between the penalty areas during the second half and we did not see many chances. Both defense lines worked reliably.
Silný kept the long pass in the 75th minute and shot to Heča. His attempt did not go into the space of the goal.
Karlsson ideally timed a ball to Minčev, who shot by the first touch and found a space next to Veselý in the 88th minute, 3-0.
Sparta advanced to the next round of MOL Cup.
SK Líšeň 2019 – AC Sparta Prague 0-3 (0-2)
Goals: 14., 38. Drchal, 88. Minčev. Yellow card: Stáňa. Referee: Hocek – Paták, Caletka.
SK Líšeň 2019: Veselý – Pašek (66. Bednář), Jeřábek, Ševčík, Lutonský – Kučera (66. Burda) – Stáňa, Málek, Matocha (81. Otrísal), Rolinek (77. Ulbrich) – Silný (76. Zikl).
AC Sparta Prague: Heča – Vindheim, Panák, Štetina, Wiesner – Haraslín (64. Minčev), Souček, Sáček (80. Jonáš), Karabec (89. Ryneš), Karlsson (89. Sejk), Drchal.