Win over Jablonec and third place!
After win in the MOL Cup final, Sparta defeated Jablonec 3-0 at home. In the first half, Hložek scored after a beautiful action. In the second half Kozák scored twice. He is fighting for the title king of shooters. Sparta won 3-0 and secured third place in the league table.
Head coach Václav Kotal sent a modified line-up to the game from the beginning. For example Nita, Hanousek, Karabec and Trávník. Hložek introduced himself untraditionally as a striker.
In the third minute, Letná saw spectacular goal, which meant our lead. Karabec sent a beautiful pass to Hanousek, he crossed to Hložek which scored by back-heel!
The guests were little shocked by a quick goal. Then they did not get to the first chance until fifteen minute. Matoušek went alone to Nita, but the Sparta goalkeeper caught the shot between his legs.
After thirty minutes, Acosta got into an interesting position on the border of Sparta box and Nita covered the attempt.
The guests had the third opportunity. Doležal headed after cross from the left. Nita was quickly near the post and bounced the ball. Then he had to save after the ball bounced off Hancko. For the third time the ball went from Krejčí to his own goal. Nita then finally caught the ball.
Even the third minute of the second half brought our goal! Libor Kozák came into the game at the start of the second half and immediately became a shooter! Sáček on the right gave him a ball that was not ideal but Kozák found it and placed it in the net!
In the 58th minute, Karlsson shot but it was not dangerous and Hanuš saved the ball.
A moment later, Karlsson got behind the defence after another beautiful pass from Karabec and went alone to Hanuš, who caught him. The ball bounced off to Kozák, who offered it to Kanga in front of an empty goal, but Kanga missed. What a pity!
But then the third goal came. Hancko fought the ball well in his own half, took it in the sprint, waited for the ideal time for a pass on the ground to Kozák, whom he found at the back post. The Spartan striker then had no problem scoring his second goal in the match.
Immediately after, Hancko left the pitch and after almost five months, Lischka got to the game.
But Jablonec threatened even with 0-3 score. For example, when Doležal prepared the ball for Kratochvíl on the borded of a small box. But he didn't scare Nita.
Kozák had a magnificent opportunity after 76 minutes. Karlsson sent a great ball from the right side and Kozák missed the goal in the small box.
In the 86th minute, Sparta had another opportunity and Kozák was in it again. Tetteh went on the left side passed to Kozák. He turn around in the box he didn't have time for a good shot. However, the ball bounced off to Kanga. He tried to chop Hanuš. The Jablonec goalkeeper saved the situation at the last moment.