Match of the 28th round of the first football league: 1. FC Slovácko – Sparta Prague, April 22, 2023, Uherské Hradiště.
Uherské Hradiště – In the 28th round of the first league, Sparta's players drew 1:1 at Slovácko and did not win for the second time in a row. Although Letenští maintained their spring unbeaten streak in the top competition, they may lose first place. The second Slavia, which loses three points to the Prague rival in the table, hosts Bohemians 1905 in the Vršovice derby from 19:00.
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The home team opened the scoring in Uherské Hradiště in the 18th minute after an own goal by goalkeeper Matěj Kovář, from whom the ball bounced into the net after a header by Pavel Juroška. Prague equalized in the 73rd minute thanks to a converted penalty by captain Ladislav Krejčí Jr. Slovácko and Sparta did not lose at home for the third competitive duel in a row and remained fifth in the table, two points behind Bohemians.
Striker Čvančara dropped out of Sparta's proven spring line-up due to injury, and was replaced by Karabec. More than the absence of the top scorer, the leading team of the table was troubled by the carefully prepared defense of Slovácko, who did not let Letenská into their penalty area for a long time. After the break, he advanced alone on Kovář, who destroyed his open chance.
The home team already used another counterattack in the 18th minute. Mihálik splashed on the right side, his cross was headed by the active Juroška into the crossbar, the ball bounced off the back of Kovář and ended up in the net.
Sparta came close to equalizing in the 24th minute from the first serious action started by Krejčí. After Haraslín's pass, Kuchta hit the post. The Leten attacker then blew up the goal structure in the 44th minute, when he lobbed Nguyen, who brilliantly eliminated Karabec's shot in the set time.
After the change of sides, Sparta followed up on its onslaught from the end of the first half, in the 47th minute he shot just past Kucht, then Nguyen caught Haraslín. Slovácko's demanding defense took a lot of strength, its players did not get forward much, but in defense they performed reliably and responsibly. It happened in the 74th minute. After Sinjavský's foul on Haraslín, Krejčí Jr. kicked a penalty and safely converted it. The Spartan defender scored the 10th goal in the league season.
The guests' pressure dropped slightly after the equalizer, Slovácko's players were able to get into their defensive area, but they did not create a scoring chance. The people of Prague showed more desire for three points, in the end and especially in the six-minute setup, they locked the home team in front of their goal, but they did not score the desired goal. Sparta thus extended the unbeaten streak to 15 league and overall 18 competitive matches.
28. round of the first football league:
1. FC Slovácko – Sparta Prague 1:1 (1:0)
Goal: 18th own Kovář – 73rd Krejčí II from pen. Referee: Berka – Vlček, Pečenka – Machálek (video). ŽK: Sinjavskij, Havlík, Kim Sung-pin – Haraslín. Spectators: 8000 (sold out).
Slovakia: Nguyen – Reinberk, Kadlec, Hofmann, Kalabiška – Daníček /87. Šimko), Havlík – Sinjavskij, Juroška (57. Kim Sung-pin), Petržela (66. Holzer) – Mihálik (66. Vecheta). Coach: Svědík.
Sparta: Kovář – Vitík (64. Panák), Sörensen, Ladislav Krejčí II – Wiesner, Sadílek, Kairinen (82. Laci), Zelený (82. Höjer) – Karabec (64. Minčev), Haraslín (74. Mabil) – Kuchta. Coach: Priske.