Match of the 28th round of the first football league: FK Mladá Boleslav – Baník Ostrava, April 22, 2023 in Mladá Boleslav. From the left, Eldar Šehič from Ostrava and Martin Suchomel from Mladá Boleslav.
Mladá Boleslav – Mladá Boleslav football players beat Ostrava 1:0 at home in the 28th round of the first league and won after four matches. In the 17th minute, striker Vasil Kušej decided the battle between the neighbors in the standings. The Central Bohemians moved to eighth place in the incomplete standings and still have a chance to advance to the superstructure group for the title. Unlike Baník, who is tenth.
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The Silesians did not follow up on the triumphs over the champions Pilsen (2:1) and Slovácko (1:0) and lost after three matches. They lost to today's opponent in a mutual league duel after the previous five victories.
Mikulec got a chance in the Mladá Boleslav goal for the third time this year, the usual No. 1 Šeda was not even on the bench. Ostrava coach Hapal had to do without the Nigerian striker Tijani, the two-goal scorer from the previous match against Pilsen was picked up for four yellow cards.
Baník was the first to threaten, but Buchta, after a handsome combination, was unable to finish the fall more forcefully. A cautious start brought a more serious opportunity only in the 17th minute, and immediately a goal. Matějovský pushed Kušej to score with a vertical shot behind the defense and he finished with a cross shot to the post. The forward of the under-21 national team scored the fourth goal in the league season. The home captain Matějovský scored the ninth assist and in the ranking of the best scorers, he became independent in the first place ahead of the Spartan Höjer.
Almási from Ostrava immediately got to the end, whose shot from the turn was covered by Mikulec. Shortly before the break, Matějovský found Škoda with a cross in the box, who headed the ball into the net. However, the experienced gunner did not end the almost six-month wait for a goal, referee Klíma called off his strike due to offside after a consultation with the video.
Hapal made three changes to the line-up at half-time, his charges simplifying the attacking phase and threatening from the air. After the corner kicks, Bitri, Lischka and Almási came close to equalizing, but they all headed the ball just wide. Kuzmanovič's dotted header after the next corner even ended up on the crossbar.
Smékal failed to finish with a “fish” in another huge chance for the visitors. Baník created overwhelming pressure in places, but the home defense resisted. Goalkeeper Mikulec kept a clean sheet for the third time in his league career.
28. round of the first football league:
FK Mladá Boleslav – Baník Ostrava 1:0 (1:0)
Goal: 17. Kušej. Referee: T. Klíma – Šimáček, Arnošt – Radina (video). ŽK: Jawo, Kušej, Suchomel, Hoftych (coach) – Pojezný, Kuzmanovič. Spectators: 2621.
M. Boleslav: Mikulec – Kubista, Karafiát, Suchý – Suchomel, Donát (84. Mašek), Matějovský (76. Dancák), Fulnek – Jawo (59. Ladra), Škoda (76. Mareček), Kušej (76. Šimek). Coach: Hoftych.
Ostrava: Letáček – Juroška, Bitri, Pojezný (46. Lischka), Šehič (46. Fleišman) – Kaloč – Cadu (77. Smékal), Buchta (46. Kuzmanovič), J Klíma (85. Miškovič), Plavšič – Almási. Coach: Hapal.