The return of Zábransky did not help. The comet has grabbed the allotment from Sparta and continues to fall
Neither the presence of the boss on the substitutes nor the sold-out Winning Group Arena, which was filled to capacity for the first time since March 1, 2020, helped the people of Brno.
Kometa fans “welcomed” their former defender Michal Kempný for the first time since his spicy move from overseas to Sparta in October with a chore, in which they compared themselves to Lucifer from the movie S cherty no jest zerty. “I expected everything. I understand that some fans are upset, but frankly I don’t see it that way. I am now a Sparta player, but I am very happy that I got to Brno after a long time. Kometa is a club to which I have a relationship, I spent many years here,” said the thirty-two-year-old defender, whose every touch with the puck was accompanied by the whistle of the Brno fans.
You bastard, what are you wearing!? “Lucifer” Kempné was welcomed in Brno with a chorus
The coaching team mixed up the formations of the Comets for the hit, but the Brno lost already in the forty-third second after a quick goal by visiting David Tomášek. In the fourth minute, just like on Friday in Vítkovice, Komet’s Finnish striker Kim Strömberg, who found the lost shooting formula, equalized.
But Sparta returned the lead in the 11th minute through Martin Jandus. And it was even worse. At the beginning of the second half, Tomáš Kundrátek, a returnee to the Brno team, hit the crossbar, which made Komet regret twice. On the other side, visiting David Dvořáček made an inconspicuous shot and Dominik Furch gave up his place in the goal to Marko Čiliak after the third conceded goal.
First home win. Brno volleyball players overcame Zlín and believe in a better tomorrow
However, Luboš Horký returned to the match in the 35th minute with the first power play after six games without intervention in numerical superiority. “The boys deserve credit for the second half. It’s a shame that we couldn’t equalize, we got a goal instead,” Pešout regretted.
But in the third period, the game of his wards fell apart. The Spartans improved their score with three goals, Jakub Konečný, a student from Brno, also scored one goal. “We were expecting a tough match in front of a great backdrop, which was confirmed. It was an even match that broke the goal at 4:2,” said Sparta coach Miloslav Hořava.
Kometa Brno – Sparta Prague 2:6
Thirds: 1:2, 1:1, 0:3.
Goals and saves: 4. Strömberg (Horký), 35. Horký (Zbořil, Holík) – 1. Tomášek (E. Thorell), 11. Jandus (Tomášek, Horák), 25. Dvořáček (Buchtele, D. Vitouch), 43. Safin (Konečný , Polášek), 49. Horák (Tomášek, E. Thorell), 51. Konečný (Safin).
Referee: Mrkva, Pražák – Gebauer, Axman.
Higher penalties: 0:0.
In weakening: 0:0.
Shots on goal: 23:28.
Spectators: 7700 (sold out)
Comet Brno: Furch (25. Čiliak) – Ščotka, Kundrátek (A), Ďaloga, Kučerík, Hrbas, Holand, Gulaši (A) – Zaťovič (C), Holík, Koblížek – Flek, Strömberg, Horký – Kollár, Zboril, Šalé – Dufek, Süss, Kratochvíl.
Sparta Prague: Kořenář – Kempný, Polášek (A), Krejčík, Moravčík, Němeček, Jandus, Mikliš – M. Forman, Sobotka (A), Řepík (C) – E. Thorell, Horák, Tomášek – Buchtele, D. Vitouch, Dvořáček – Konečný , G. Thorell, Safin.