Updates: 10/24/2021 6:39 PM
Released: 24.10.2021, 18:39
Prague – The footballers of Prague’s Slavia in the 12th round of the first league only drew 2: 2 in České Budějovice and did not win the second time of the last three matches of the highest competition. The home team unexpectedly led 2: 0 during the break, when Patrik Brandner and Lukáš Havel hit between the 10th and 14th minutes. After a break, Peter Olayinka’s trophy tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn’t get past the visitors’ defenders. The winning goal was not scored by the favorite even in a short overtime after the exclusion of Lukáš Skovajsa in the 77th minute.
Slavia is already losing seven points to the team leader of the Pilsen table, which the guests will make in the next round. Meanwhile, Praguers will have Wednesday’s overtime at home with Olomouc. The South Czechs scored points in the league for the fourth time in a row and are eighth.
The guests started better and could soon lead. In the first minute, Olayinka had a chance after the center of Ekpai, but in a great chance he overshot from several steps. Ekpai showed a more accurate ending in the sixth minute, but after the center of Baha, the attempt of the Nigerian winger stopped the crossbar.
The South Bohemians did much more successfully in the end. In the 10th minute, after a quick action, Mihálik pushed the ball to the running Brandner, who with a shot on the ground to overcome the far pole overcame Koláře.
Slavia did not even manage to get through the first collected goal and České Budějovice added another goal. In the 14th minute, the guests reacted badly to the standard situation presented by Mršič, after whom Havel pushed through the head.
“It’s similar to previous matches. We can’t change the chances, we’ll cash in soon. In addition, we can’t manage to show above-average performance in the first half,” said Prague coach Jindřich Trpišovský at a press conference.
During the break, Slavia could get to no more serious opportunity to reduce. The coach of the reigning champion Trpišovský therefore sent three new players to the second part – Lingr, Kuchta and Ševčík.
The changes in the line-up helped the Praguers and the visiting team came to life. The situation from the 51st minute, when Havel was wrong in the Lingra shot, also contributed to this. They reduced O layinka from the penalty and thus a several-minute passage in which the South Bohemians came under a lot of pressure. “The penalty was key, we probably had to deal with it differently. We offered our opponents a cheap goal,” said the coach from České Budějovice, David Horejš.
Schranz had a fantastic opportunity to put Kuchty up another goal 58 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. Slavia could soon take the lead when Lingr’s center knocked down the pole defending Novák. Kuchta’s next chance was eliminated by goalkeeper Vorel.
The South Bohemians resisted the pressure and could even strike, after Mršič’s center the ball hit the crossbar. The position of the home team was complicated by the situation from the 76th minute, when Skovajsa received a red card from the judge Machálek after the intervention on Lingra and the intervention of the video referee. However, the home team also managed to defend the draw in weakness. Slavia did not win the fourth outdoor competition in a row.
The people of Prague did not improve their mood after suffering a 0: 1 defeat in the European Conference League in Haifa with Maccabi on Thursday. “As I said in Haifa, some players have to show more. They have to go to the market with their skin and not be afraid. Otherwise we will be vulnerable,” said Trpišovský.
“We managed to do great from 2: 2 and by force of will we played a point that I really appreciate. It was a point with an opponent who has great quality. I am glad that our performances have an upward trend,” Horejš praised himself.
Dynamo Ceske Budejovice – Slavia Prague 2: 2 (2: 0)
Goals: 10. Brandner, 14. Havel – 52. Olayinka z pen., 58. Oscar. Judges: Machálek – Nádvorník, Váňa – Štěrba (video). ŽK: Havel, Čavoš, Kohout (assistant coach), Vorel – Traoré. ČK: 76. Skovajsa (Budějovice). Attendance: 6289.
C. Budějovice: Vorel – Sladky, Havel, Novak, Skovajsa – Hora, Cavos (78. Colic) – Brandner, Mihalik (89. Skoda), Mrsic – Bassey (64. Valenta). Coach: Horejš.
Slavia: Kolář – Bah, Ousou, Kačaraba, Oscar – Samek, Traoré (46. Ševčík) – Ekpai (46. Lingr), Schranz (83. Plavšič), Olayinka (72. Masopust) – Krmenčík (46. Kuchta). Coach: Trpišovský.