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Amazing win

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20. 10. 2016 | 21:14 back to news

This is a very valuable win! Sparta showed a great defence in Beer-Sheva on Thursday night, and their hard work paid off, as the only goal of the match was scored by Matěj Pulkrab.

Ondřej Zahustel returned back to the line-up after a ankle injury and started as a left midfielder. David Lafata, who scored two on the weekend, started only on the bench.

In a great atmosphere, it were Hapoel to entertain the full stadium. Hoban was close to opening the score twice, but hit the crossbar in the first chance, and was denied by Koubek in the second one. Koubek also made a great save on Nwakaeme’s heavy shot.

Sparta threatened rarely in the first half, and Václav Kadlec, who hit a defender after getting a ball in the box, had the only bigger chance.

Anthony Nwakaeme, who was the most dangerous man in Hapoel’s squad was causing trouble, but Tomáš Koubek made another great save on his header that headed right to the top corner.

And so it was Sparta to score and silence the crowd. Matěj Pulkrab found the ball in the box after a nice cross from the right and netted it without problems.

Hapoel started to push hard and Sparta were under pressure again. However, the defence, led by Tomáš Koubek, was working perfectly this time and Sparta are the first team to beat Hapoel at the Turner Stadium.



Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC - AC Sparta Praha 0-1 (0-0)
Goals: 71' Pulkrab
Booked: Juliš, Holek, Dočkal

Hapoel: Goresh - Bitton, Vítor, Tzedek, Korhut - Hoban (73' Sahar), Ogu, Radi (68' Buzaglo) - Nwakaeme, Maranhao (82' Ghadir), Melikson.
Sparta: Koubek - Karavaev, Holek, Mazuch, Kadlec Michal - Zahustel, Dočkal, Mareček, Holzer (46' Pulkrab) - Juliš (77' Lafata), Kadlec V. (90' Dudl).

Match officials: Bebek - Petrović, Grgić - Pejin, Gabrilo (Croatia)

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