Match of the 21st round of the first football league: SK Sigma Olomouc – FK Pardubice, February 26, 2023, Olomouc. From left Denis Ventúra from Olomouc, Filip Zorvan from Olomouc, Dominik Janošek from Pardubice
Olomouc – In the 21st round of the first league in Olomouc, Pardubice football players lost in the setup of victory and drew 2:2, yet they left the last place in the table. Fifteenth-placed East Bohemia has a one-point advantage over sixteenth-placed Zlín. For the fifth time in the spring part of the season, Fifth Sigma played a draw.
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Three goals for Hané fell between the 59th and 63rd minutes. Jan Vodháněl responded to the leading goal by visiting Michal Hlavaté, but Dominik Janošek quickly restored Pardubice's advantage with a free kick. In the eighth minute of the set time, Mojmír Chytil saved Olomouc a point with a converted penalty.
Sigma started more actively and two of Ventúr's attempts after standard situations were blocked by visiting defenders. Vodháněl fired just past the post, and Ventúr's third shot was already aimed at the goal, and as it bounced off the ground just in front of Nita, it caused unexpected problems for the Pardubice goalkeeper.
Olomouc could have scored after half an hour of play, but Beneš after another Slámov the setter aimed only at the center of the goal. The only hint of a chance for Pardubice in the first half came in the 31st minute, when Hlavatý almost got a shot from an interesting position after a jam in the box.
Shortly after the change of sides, Vodháněl shot, but Nita saved his attempt. After five minutes of the second half, Sláma played the umpteenth standard situation very well, but Růska's attempt from the first was covered by the Romanian goalkeeper.
After that, the goals started to fall at Androva Stadium. In the 59th minute, Pardubice took the lead from a rare action. After the combination of Pikul and Černý, Hlavatý leaned into the ball and opened the scoring with a precise shot to the post. However, Sigma was able to equalize shortly after, when Vodháněl used a through pass and shot under the crossbar, giving Nito no chance to hit.
But that was not all, and the third goal fell in Olomouc within four minutes. Janošek sent Pardubice into the lead again with an exhibition shot to the far post from a free kick. The 24-year-old midfielder scored in the third round in a row and leads the team's scorers' table with six league goals.
Three minutes later, Vodháněl could have equalized for the second time in the match, but Nita saved his technical shot. The Pardubice goalkeeper also succeeded in Matoušek's standard situation from the edge of the penalty area.
In the set time, Pardubice coach Kováč was sent off for the second time with a yellow card. Moments later, Chytil was fouled in the guests' goal, who then stood up to execute the penalty and safely converted it with a sharp shot into the center of the goal. Olomouc's best scorer scored for the eighth time in the league season. Hanáci have thus not lost at home in the league for the sixth time in a row.
21. round of the first football league:
Sigma Olomouc – FK Pardubice 2:2 (0:0)
Goals: 61. Vodháněl, 90.+8 Caught from pen. – 59. Hlavaty, 63. Janošek. Referee: Nehasil – Hrabovský, Mikeska – Zelinka (video). ŽK: Beneš – Vacek, Kostka, Krobot, Kováč (coach). ČK: 90.+1 Kováč. Spectators: 1957.
Olomouc: Trefil – Pokorný, Beneš, Zmrzlý (46. Růsek) – Navrátil, Ventúra (66. Matoušek), Breite (72. Greššák) , Zorvan (72. Přichystal), Sláma – Vodháněl (83. Vaněček), Chytil. Coach: Jílek.
Pardubice: Nita – Kostka, Vlček, Hranáč, Chlumecký – Vacek – Lima (56. Sychra), Hlavatý (85. Koukola), Janošek, Helešic (56. Pikul) – Černý ( 68. Crobot). Coach: Kováč.