Win 2-0 over Jablonec
Sparta corrected the bad start of the season and won 2-0 over Jablonec in the second round of the league. Our victory was decided in the second half by Hložek and Kanga.
Coach Václav Jílek made several changes in the line-up after the previous duel with Slovácko. Michal Sáček was right wing back, Uroš Radaković centre-back, Martin Hašek and Ladislav Krejčí were in the middle of the pitch.
Thirty-year-old Jiří Váňa from Jablonec played the first league match in his career.
Sparta celebrated goal in the fourth minute. Hložek pushed the ball to the net after Hašek’s corner. , But the referee saw Krejčí’s foul on goalkeeper Hrubý and the goal was not regular. So still 0-0.
Hanousek served the ball to the box to Hložek’s head was slow because he was not ready for the pass. So Hrubý saved the ball without problem.
In the eleventh minute, Libor Kozák had the first opportunity of the match. Sáček took the ball from the right pushed to Plavšić, who crossed from the left. Kozák found the ball near the rear post, unfortunately, our striker did not aim well.
The twenty-sixth minute brought another option. After Kanga's corner, Hložek headed to the bar, the ball bounced to the goal line and Kozák was the second one who headed. But unfortunately, he overshot. Sparta was clearly the better team at these times.
The guests first threatened us five minutes before the end of the first half, when Jovović fired from the box line. But the ball missed the target.
We didn't enter to the second half as actively as to the first one. So Jovović had another chance by a technical shot. Fortunately missed.
In the 56th minute came another our chance. Inexperienced Váňa failed the pass to Hrubý and Kozák was alone in the box. But even this time we did not shoot the first goal, Kozák headed off.
Plavšić sent fantastic cross to unguarded Hložek. He pushed the ball to the net and it was 1-0!
It could be by two in the 80th minute. Tetteh waited on the offside line to pass from Trávník. It came and Tetteh went alone to Hruby, which caught him up. The rebounded ball then found Martin Hašek. He could sent the ball to the empty net but missed the goal.
In the 83rd minute Letná applauded the beautiful shot by Guélor Kanga! He got to the ball not far from the box, did not hesitate and tried to shoot. The ball went to the up corner of the goal and we were by two! Sparta won over Jablonec 2-0!