AC Sparta Praha

Hard-fought battle

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27. 11. 2016 | 15:25 back to news

After a big win over Southampton on Thursday, Sparta got another win. Juliš and Pulkrab secured this one, the league one in Hradec Králové.

Sparta played with the same line-up as on Thursday, win one exception, as Bořek Dočkal was replaced by Matěj Pulkrab.

Sparta had a great start and David Lafata hit the post after only eight minutes of play after a nice cross from the right. Shortly after that, they finally opened the score. Juliš was unmarked in the box, his first shot was saved by Hradec goalkeeper Ottmar, but the rebound went right in.

Hradec then started to attack and managed to put Sparta under a pressure. However, Martan failed in their biggest chance, getting his shot kicked away by Koubek, and Vlkanova’s shot from the very end of the half went over the bar.

The second half started with another opportunity for the home side, but Koubek made a great save on Černý’s header and Polom’s redirected rebound went just wide of the post. And so it were Sparta to score again. Karavaev crossed the ball after the home defence’s mistake and Matěj Pulkrab scored easily.

However, the two goal lead did not last for long. The ball bounced to Malinský after a challenge inside the box and Koubek had no chance against his shot. Pulkrab then could add his second of the match, redirecting Dudl’s shot from an angle, but he only hit the post.

Neither of the teams could change the score from a number of chances in the remaining time of the match. Chleboun fired way wide and Lafata’s heavy shot was saved by Ottmar. That was it for the day.



FC Hradec Králové - AC Sparta Praha 1-2 (0-1)
Goals: 59' Malinský - 13' Juliš, 56' Pulkrab
Booked: Schwarz, Žondra - Michal Kadlec, Juliš, Koubek

Hradec Králové: Ottmar - Holeš, Chleboun, Polom, Plašil (85' Plašil) - Malinksý, Janoušek, Vlkanova (74' Pázler), Schwarz, Martan - Černý P. (74' Žondra).
Sparta: Koubek - Karavaev, Kadlec Michal, Mazuch, Costa - Juliš, Mareček, Holek, Holzer (27' Dudl, 90' Mustedanagič) - Lafata, Pulkrab.

Match officials: Houdek - Myška, Boček.

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