PRAGUE. Sparta Praha and Baník Ostrava draw 1-1. L. Sadilek scored the first goal (22′) for Sparta Praha. J. Klima settled the score (46′). Sparta Praha was definitely better in terms of ball possession (63%)
The match was played at the Generali Arena stadium in Prague on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Tomáš Klíma with the support of Jaroslav Kubr and Lukáš Machač. The 4th official was Vojtěch Opočenský. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 9.7 degrees Celsius or 49.41 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 79%.
Sparta Praha had a strong ball possession 63% while Baník Ostrava was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sparta Praha was putting more pressure with 81 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. However, that was not enough Sparta Praha to win the match.
Sparta Praha shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Baník Ostrava shot 1 times, 1 on target, 0 off target.
Sparta Praha received 2 yellow cards (L. Sadilek and D. Pavelka). Talking about the opposition, Baník Ostrava received 1 yellow card (J. Lastuvka).
After playing this match, Sparta Praha will have 14 points like Slovan Liberec and Zbrojovka Brno to remain in the 3rd place. On the other side, Baník Ostrava will have 10 points like Sigma Olomouc, Slovácko and Teplice to hold in the 10th place.
In the next match in the Fortuna Liga, Sparta Praha will play away against Zbrojovka Brno on the 8th of October with a 16-5 head to head record in favor of Sparta Praha (5 draws).
Baník Ostrava will host České Budějovice on the 1st of October with a 10-6 head to head stats in favor of Baník Ostrava (6 draws).
Sparta Praha – Formation
Sparta Praha started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
The manager Brian Priske Pedersen decided to play with the following team: Matej Kovar, Jan Mejdr, Asger Sørensen, Casper Højer, Jaroslav Zelený, Krystof Daněk, Lukáš Sadílek, David Pavelka, Jakub Jankto, Jan Kuchta and Tomáš Čvančara.
The home team had on the bench: Filip Panák, Michal Sáček, Dominik Holec, Martin Minchev, Martin Vitík, Adam Karabec, Jan Fortelný and Tomáš Wiesner.
Sparta Praha made 3 changes: K. Danek for A. Karabec (67′), J. Mejdr for T. Wiesner (76′) and J. Jankto for M. Minchev (76′).
Baník Ostrava – Formation
Baník Ostrava started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Pavel Vrba played with: Jan Laštůvka, David Lischka, Cadu, Michal Frydrych, Jiři Fleisman, Daniel Tetour, Jiri Boula, Gigli Ndefe, Nemanja Kuzmanovic, Srđan Plavšić and Jiří Klíma.
These were the players on the bench: Eldar Šehić, Jan Juroska, Petr Jaroň, Jiří Letáček, Daniel Smekal, David Buchta, Muhamed Tijani, Robert Mišković and Patrik Mekota.
Baník Ostrava made 3 changes: D. Tetour for M. Tijani (76′), Cadu for D. Buchta (81′) and J. Fleisman for E. Sehic (86′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Fortuna Liga.