For the first time in a competitive game this season, goalkeeper Jindřich Staněk, who was injured in Tuesday’s Nations League representative duel in Switzerland, did not make a catch. Pilsen’s coaching staff bet on Tvrdon, which turned out to be the right choice, as the Slovakian goalkeeper was just named the best player of the match. Václav Pilař replaced the injured player Jan Sýkora.
Viktoria was more active in the first half. Here he sent Jhon Mosquera into the lead 1:0 with a beautiful goal shot from a distance.
Kalvach’s shot and Pernici’s header ended up over the Kangaroo goal. At the end of the first half, the home team’s Valeš blocked Havel’s shot, and Tvrdonň kicked away Hronko’s dangerous shot.
After the break, home coach Veselý sent Drchal to the pitch, who stirred up the game of Bohemians. In the 51st minute, Pilař unintentionally sent Drchal into a counterattack, but Tvrdoň shot his shot into the corner. Bohemians equalized from him: Dostál’s kick was extended by the heading Květ at the back post, where an uncovered Drchal shot between the legs of defender Václav Jemelka and Tvrdoně leveled the score at 1:1 on the counter move.
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“It’s a shame that we didn’t take care of the standard situation. It’s a mistake. Before the corner kick, we lost the ball in the half, then we extinguished the opponent. We conceded from an unnecessary corner. After Bohemka equalized, it was open, both teams wanted to win and Bohemka was three points away closer. Although, on the other hand, I think there was a penalty on Pilek (Pilař),” Viktoria Plzeň coach Michal Bílek said.
Just a minute after Bohemka’s equalizing goal, VAR examined Hůlk’s slide on Pilar, but referee Zelinka, after consulting with the video referee, did not award a penalty.
In the 57th minute, Pilsen goalkeeper Tvrdoň made a fantastic save from Prekop, who was shooting from the small area, and Drchal, who was coming from two steps away.
“Especially in the second half, he kept us up. At one point, he caught two of the opponent’s shots, so at that moment he kept us up. I am satisfied with his performance,” Bílka was pleased.
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Half an hour before the end, midfielder Viktorie Jan Kopic entered the game after a month-long break due to injury. In the 84th minute, in a huge chance, instead of a sharp shot or a pass to Tomáš Chorý, he casually handed the ball into the arms of Valeš.
Viktoria was able to leave Prague without a point, because at the end of the 90th minute, home team Kovařík hit the crossbar from a free kick.
“What we expected was confirmed, i.e. a very difficult game. The home team played with great enthusiasm, we didn’t leave a bit of space and that was a problem for us. I think we got a point because in the second half the opponent had some chances that they didn’t convert. We have to learn a little bit from this, because we need the enthusiasm that Bohemka had for our game. We made mistakes when we had the ball under our control,” coach Viktorie Plzeň assessed.
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