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First league loss

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Sparta lost to Brno in the fifth round of the Czech league. It’s the first league loss in this season, on the other hand it was the first win of the season for Zbrojovka.

Sparta started the last match before the international break with two changes in the starting line-up as Mandjeck and Vácha played insted of Sáček and Mavuba. It was the first start for Vácha after injury in the summer.

Stramaccioni’s players were active just from the beginning of the match but the mostly played only around the penalty area and their crosses were wrongly placed. Costa had a good shooting opportunity in the 19th minute he missed the target with the shot from the corner of penalty area.

And the hosts took the lead in the 23rd minute when Lutonský sent the cross to the penalty area and Jan Polák flicked the ball to the net with a header.

Just before the half-time Sparta had to make the first sub of the game as Mandjeck was unable to continue in the game after hit to the head. Michal Sáček took his place in the central midfield.

Bogdan Vatajelu came to the pitch for the second half as he replaced Ondřej Zahustel and he had the best chance to level the the score but his shot from the free kick missed the target over the bar.

And only a while later Brno scored their second goal of the game. Defender Lukáš Vraštil found the deflected ball before a goal and sent the ball to the net with a powerful shot.

Lukáš Vraštil was dismissed after the second yellow card ten minutes after his goal but Sparta was unable to create some chances despite the advantage of one man.

Marc Jako had a good opportunity eight minutes before the final whistle but goalkeeper Dušan Melichárek denied his shot at the post.

 

FC Zbrojovka Brno vs. AC Sparta Praha 2-0 (1-0)

Goal: 23‘ Polák, 58‘ Vraštil

Yellow cards: Pavlík, Vraštil – Mareček, Vácha
Red card: Vraštil

Line-ups:
Brno: Melichárek - Vraštil, Pavlík, Kijanskas, Šural - Polák, Sedlák – Přichystal (70‘ Jovanovič), Pilík (76‘ Kratochvíl), Lutonský – Koné (54‘ Škoda).
Sparta: Koubek – Zahustel (46‘ Vatajelu), Mareček, Hovorka, Costa - Biabiany, Mandjeck (43‘ Sáček), Vácha (70‘ Janko), Ben Chaim - Lafata, Šural.

Match officials: Příhoda – Paták, Blažej.

Attendance: 8016.

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