24th round of the first football league: Viktoria Plzeň – Bohemians Prague 1905, March 19, 2023 Pilsen. The joy of Bohemians.
Prague – Pilsen footballers surprisingly lost to Bohemians 1905 1:2 at home in the 24th round of the first league. The defending champions lost for the second time in a row and are five points behind leaders Slavia and second-placed Sparta from third place in the table.
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The “kangaroos” beat Viktoria in the league after nine games and won in Pilsen after 14 games for the first time since October 1996. The Bohemians extended their unbeaten streak to four rounds in the top competition and returned to fourth place by a score ahead of Slovácko , which, however, has a duel to its advantage.
The home team's Matěj Vydra scored the first goal in the 27th minute, but Tomáš Chorý scored an own goal in the 53rd minute after a shot by Adam Kadlec, who was sent off in the 81st minute. The weakened guests nevertheless completed the turnaround in four minutes thanks to Daniel Köstl's strike.
The Pilsen coaches made four changes in the starting line-up compared to the last lost match at Slavia. Pernica, Sýkora, Vlkanova and Vydra started from the beginning. Kalvach was absent due to a card penalty, Kopic and Mosquera were injured and Havel started on the bench. The place in the Bohemians' goal was taken by Valeš instead of Jedlička, who is visiting Ďolíček from Viktoria and, according to the club's agreement, could not start in the same way as the midfielder Čermák. separate league, but today they kept up with the favorite. The home team created their first big chance in the 15th minute. The otter in a good position did not burn the defensive block and the former player of “Klokan” Květ missed from the stop.
The West Bohemians opened the scoring in the 27th minute. Bucha found a running Sýkor with a kick from the middle of the field, the Pilsen all-rounder moved the ball to Vydra, who scored his first competitive goal for Viktoria after the winter arrival. The 30-year-old striker scored in the Czech league for the first time since April 2010, when he was still playing for Ostrava.
Bohemians started the second half better. Köstl's shot was blocked by goalkeeper Staněk, but after another corner, the guests were lucky to equalize. Kadlec's shot was deflected by Hejda to Choré, from whose back the ball bounced into the net.
After an hour of play, Pilsen could take back the lead. Choré's header bounced off the crossbar to the free Vydra, who unexpectedly shot over the goal line. Viktoria pressed into attack and Bohemians threatened from breaks. After two of them, Drchal missed the Pilsen goal.
The guests complicated the situation in the 81st minute, when Kadlec was sent off for a slide on the escaping Kliment. Despite the weakening, however, the people of Prague turned the result around in four minutes. In the penalty area, the ball fell to a free Köstl, who beat an uncertain Staňek from close range. The Bohemians defender scored the first goal of the league season.
In the set-up, Hejda could have ensured Viktoria at least a draw, but his header was saved by Valeš with an excellent save. Pilsen suffered their fourth defeat in the spring part of the league season, while they did not score only once in the autumn.
24. round of the first football league:
Viktoria Plzeň – Bohemians Praha 1905 1:2 (1:0)
Goals: 27. Vydra – 53. own Chorý , 85. Köstl. Referee: Radina – Kříž, Slavíček – Berka (video). ŽK: Vlkanova, Pernica, Kliment, Hejda – Hůlka, Valeš. Don't sit. ČK: 81. Kadlec (Bohemians). Spectators: 9344.
Pilsen: Staněk – Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka – Holík (69. Havel), Bucha, Květ (76. Ndiaye), Sýkora (76. Pilař) – Vlkanova (69. Jirka) – Chorý, Vydra (61. Kliment). Coach: Bílek.
Bohemians: Valeš – Kadlec, Vondra, Hůlka – Köstl, Jindřišek, Beran (83. Křapka), Dostál (67. Kovařík) – Matoušek (68. Jánoš), Hála (90. +5 Necid) – Drchal (90.+5 Male). Coach: Happy.