The MOL Cup win over Jihlava
Sparta passed through the third round of the home cup thanks to the victory 2-1 in Jihlava. The score was opened by Kozák, the home players quickly equalized. Martin Hašek decided the only a few minutes before the end.
Coach Vaclav Jilek changed line-up. Hložek and Lischka stayed in Prague. On the other side, Andreas Vindheim played for the first time in Sparta jersey.
Sparta had a pressure at the beginning and the first chance came in the sixth minute. Vindheim ended but Veselý saved without any problems.
Sparta took the lead in the thirteenth minute. Frýdek found Kozák which opened the score by great shot so the corner of the goal.
But it was levelled a minute. Javůrek crossed to the box, Smejkal was alone and sent the ball behind Nita.
Then it was Mikuš who shot after Mandjeck's lose, but Nita had no problem with the ball. Immediately came Karlson's chance. The Swedish midfielder was already in the penalty area, tried to push the ball to Kozák. Home defence turned to the corner. After that, Kozák finished, the ball went along the goal line. In front of Frýdek, on of defenders cleaned the situation.
Jihlava clearly dominated at the start of the second half. At first, Javůrek tested Nita with a great shot and then Jawo scored an offside goal.
Then Sparta attacked. Karlsson crossed, Plavšić passed to Kanga which fired to the right. Veselý stopped the ball.
We had another chance by Trávník. He fired over the crossbar. Sparta kicked a free kick in front of the penalty area in the seventy minute, but Karlsson's technical attempt flew over the goal.
Sparta had a corner after 79 minutes and Kaya could send us to the lead. But his attempt was not enough. Four minutes later, Libor Kozák got a long ball behind the defence. But Veselý saved.
The decision came five minutes before the end. Sparta scored after a huge pressure. Trávník fired twice. Then the ball got to the right side, from where crossed and Martin Hašek scored.
The home team then attacked in the added time and Florin Nita had to show a spectacular save face to face to Koubek.
Sparta is in the next round of the MOL Cup.