Prague – The footballers of Prague’s Slavia won the 11th round of the first league over Liberec 3: 1. Former Slavic midfielder Miroslav Stoch reduced the lead in the 73rd minute, but Peter Olayinka decided definitively in the next eight minutes. The people of Prague defeated the post office in the league in Liberec.
Slavia won after two competitive defeats, which she suffered before the national team break. She lost the derby in Sparta in the league last year and did not score in the highest competition after a record series of 54 matches. In the incomplete table, the people of Prague lose two points from second place to the leader Pilsen, who plays in this round on Sunday in Teplice. The Slavists have a postponed match with Olomouc for good. Liberec lost for the second time in a row and is thirteenth.
“Matches with Liberec are always difficult, moreover, it was after the national team break and we started in an atypical composition. All this together made the match difficult before the start and it was confirmed. I am glad that we managed it,” the coach said at the press conference. Of Prague by Jindřich Trpišovský.
After health problems, the healed goalkeeper Kolář returned to the Slavic goal, celebrating his 27th birthday on Sunday. After the injury, Kačaraba stepped on the stopper, playing with a protective mask after a broken face. For the first time after the summer arrival from Brugg to Eden, Krmenčík got a chance in the league from the beginning.
“We talked to doctors and coaches during the week and I said I wanted to play. I trained in a mask every day, I’m used to it. You sweat a little more, but it’s good that it’s not hot anymore and the temperatures are going down. It’s fine, “Kačaraba explained.
As expected, the Prague team held the ball and had to dictate the pace, but at first the well-defending guests did not let them in. Slovan relied on breaks and had the first two major options. In the 19th minute, Matoušek, who, as on the other side, the Slavist Kačaraba was able to start despite the visitors from the opponent’s club, fired from the side and Kolář the ball flowed into the corner.
After 34 minutes, the visitors tied it up at 1 – 1 when a fantastic pass from the left was finished off by Havelek. The Praguers lacked accuracy in the final stage, yet they still hit the break. Goalkeeper Knobloch fired Stanciu’s shot in front of him at the beginning of the 43rd minute and the catching Bah head knocked the ball into the net. The Danish quarterback scored for the second time in the Czech league.
“In the first half we are not doing very well in some offensive positions. Over time and with patient play, our performance improved, of course we were helped by a goal, which opened the match a lot and calmed us down a bit,” said Trpišovský.
“In the first half we played very well on the defensive, Slavia had no clear chance until the 40th minute. Mine had two goal chances by Matoušek and Havelka. If you want to succeed here, you need to change something like that and you need to score the first goal. Instead, we are at 43. minute we got a goal, “regret Slovan coach Luboš Kozel.
Liberec was first more actively in the second half, in the 52nd minute he broke through from the side in front of the goal Matoušek, but from the angle he did not push the ball through Koláře. Then, on the opposite side, Krmenčík threatened twice, who first hit Knobloch with a hard blow from a distance and then did not even make his head.
After an hour of play, Hromada was injured and the Praguers lost another of the stoppers. In the 67th minute, the home team increased. Krmenčík took the vertical on the edge of the offside and directed his pass from the right side into the lime into the Kuchta net. The national team attack scored the post in the league season and reached the top of the shooting table.
“Our performance increased when Rambo (Rabušic) and Miňo Stoch came. When it seemed that we would reach for the equalization, we got the second goal from the border offside situation and Slavia bounced back, “said Kozel, who played for Slavia in the past.
Liberec still can’t dramatize the match for a while. The former Slavist Stoch was on the lawn as alternating for about five minutes, when he collided with Havelka and overcame Kolář with a shot on the front pole. He apologized for the goal against the former club and rewarded his home fans with applause.
The North Bohemians fed the hope of a settlement for only eight minutes. A corner kick from Stanciua brought Kuchta to the corner and Olayinka approached the net with a header. The Nigerian midfielder, who recently struggled with injuries, hit for the first time since March and stylishly celebrated his 100th duel in the Czech league. The Slavists won a tune in to Thursday’s European Conference League matches at Maccabi Haifa.
“We managed to reduce, but the moment we wanted to reach for the equalization again, we collected a cheap goal from the corner. Overall, our performance was not bad, but we made some mistakes that Slavia was able to punish. She managed the decisive moments better, so she won deservedly “said Kozel.
“In the second half, our performance kept improving and it culminated in the second goal. Then Miňo Stoch dramatized it with a goal of 2: 1. We had to make some forced substitutions and the third goal calmed us down, “added Trpišovský, who came to Slavia together with part of the implementation team from Liberec.
Votes after the match:
Jindřich Trpišovský (coach of Slavia): “In the first half we had a hard time biting through the defense, Liberec was very active and honest in the defensive phase. In addition, we are not very successful in some offensive positions. Of course, the atypical composition in which we started was known to us. but they played very well in the defensive procedures, with a goal of 2: 1. We had to make some forced substitutions and the third goal calmed us in. I’m glad we managed it. we are in an atypical line-up. All this together made the match challenging even before the start and it was confirmed. “
Luboš Kozel (Liberec coach): “I am a little disappointed, the result is not favorable for us in the end. But our performance was not bad. In the first half we played very well on the defensive, we knew that Slavia had always scored a goal here in the last matches. We eliminated this, Slavia may not have a clear chance within 40 minutes. In the first 35 minutes we played quite well even ahead, we had two goal chances by Matoušek and Havelka. If you want to succeed here, you need to turn this into a goal and score a first goal. Instead, we got a goal in the 43rd minute. In the second half, the match was more open, our performance increased when Rambo (Rabušic) and Miňo Stoch came. When it seemed that we would reach for the equalization, we got a second goal from the border offside situation and Slavia bounced back. We managed to reduce, but the moment we wanted to reach for the equalization again, we collected a cheap goal from the corner. I’m sorry. Overall, it wasn’t bad, but we made some mistakes that Slavia was able to punish. She managed the decisive moments better, because she won deservedly. “
Slavia Prague – Slovan Liberec 3: 1 (1: 0)
Goals: 43. Bah, 67. Kuchta, 81. Olayinka – 73. Stoch. Judges: Franěk – Caletka, Antoníček – Štěrba (video). ZK: Stanciu, Schranz, Ekpai – Stoch. Attendance: 12,462.
Slavia: Kolář – Bah, Hromada (64. Ekpai), Kačaraba, Oscar – Schranz (74. Plavšič), Traoré, Stanciu (87. Samek), Olayinka (87. Horský) – Kuchta – Krmenčík (75. Madsen). Coach: Trpišovský.
Liberec: Knobloch – Fukala, Chaluš, Plechatý, Mikula – Gebre Selassie, Havelka (84. Faško) – Koscelník (84. Gembický), Matoušek (68. Stoch), Mészáros (56. Tupta) – Rondič (56. Rabušic). Coach: Kozel.