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A narrow loss

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24. 10. 2017 | 22:59 back to news

Sparta youth team was defeated by Newcastle United U23s squad in the Premier League International Cup on Tuesday night in Newcastle. Václav Drchal scored the only goal for Sparta, Dan Barlaser scored the winner for the hosts.

The Peter Beardsley’s players began the match in a better way and Sparta goalkeeper Vojtěch Vorel had to stop the first dangerous shot just after the three minutes of play.

Sparta had two decent efforts after in next minutes as Drchal tried to score with the back-heel but keeper Woodman was prepared and he paried his tricky shot.

The first goal was scored in the 18th minute as one of the Newcastle players cut inside with the ball and Sparta captain David Březina deflected his shot to an own goal.

Sparta players performed very well after the half-time. Woodman denied great strike of Richard Sedláček from the outside of the box and Novotný’s first-time volley missed the target just by inches.

Just after the hour of play, Šimáček was brought down in the penalty area and Václav Drchal converted the penalty kick without a problem.

The tied result lasted only until the 75th minute when Dan Barlaser scored the winner from outside the box with a powerful shot.

Sparta only goalscorer of the match Václav Drchal had a great scoring opportunity in the 90th minute but he was denied by Newcastle goalkeeper after the solo effort from the half line.

There will be another two matches against PSV Eindhoven and Liverpool FC in November this year.



Premier League International Cup

Newcastle United – AC Sparta Praha 2:1 (1:0)

Goals: 18. Březina (own goal), 75. Barlaser – 62. Drchal z pen.

Yellow Card: Hezoučký

Newcastle: Woodman – Kitchen, Yarney, Gillesphey, Cameron – O’Connor (46. El-Mhanni), Barlaser, Fernández, Ward, Aarons – Charman.

Sparta: Vorel – Konopásek, D. Mareček, Březina, Čmelík – Šimáček (80. Alexandr), Sedláček – Novotný (69. Tvaroh), Ch. Frýdek, Hezoučký (69. Flak) – Drchal.



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