AC Sparta Praha

Last pre-season draw

Home - News

20. 7. 2017 | 22:20 back to news

Sparta end their pre-season with a 1-1 draw against Vitesse. After a bad first half, they improved in the second one and managed to level the score.

Stramaccioni made a number of changes in the line-up, replacing Karavaev with Zahustel, moving Vatajelu to the defence and playing Semih Kaya for the first time since his signing.

The start was not good for the home side – Linssen threatened first after only a couple of minutes, getting denied by Dúbravka. However, he was much more successful after ten minutes of play, when he headed a corner kick from the right past the keeper and opened the score.

Sparta were struggling in the offence. Šural was closest to the equaliser, but Serero managed to clear his dangerous header from the goalline, and Lafata’s rebound went wide.

The performance improved significantly in the second half and chances started to come. Janko chipped the ball over the goal from a breakaway, Lafata got denied by Pasveer with his header.

Plavšić, who came on as a sub for the second half, then dodged Pasveer on the side of the pitch and returned the ball back into the box, but Janko was one step short of netting it before one of Vitesses defenders cleared the ball.

Anyway – after the corner that came right after, Janko headed the ball towards the net and Josef Šural tipped it in to level the score.

Neither of the teams managed to score the game-winner, as chances by Foor, Janko and Martin Frýdek were not converted.



AC Sparta Praha - Vitesse Arnhem 1:1 (0:1)

Branky: 61. Šural - 10. Linssen

ŽK: Štetina, M. Frýdek, Vatajelu - Serero, Dabo

Sparta: Dúbravka - Zahustel (46. Karavaev), Štetina, Kaya, Vatajelu (87. Juliš) - M. Frýdek, Sáček - Šural (76. Ćivić), Lafata, V. Kadlec (46. Plavšić) - Janko.

Vitesse: Pasveer - Dabo (76. Lelieveld), Van der Werff (46. Kashia), Kruiswijk (46. Oude Kotte), Büttner, Serero (70. Colkett), Bruns (81. Van Bergen), Foor, Rashica (81. Faye), Ten Teije (76. Matavz), Linssen (81. Ali).

Rozhodčí: Příhoda - Moláček, Melichar.

Diváci: 7765.

Top page
General Partner
Platinum Partners