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Game details

  • Match: AC Sparta Praha – FC Zbrojovka Brno
  • Date: 4th March, 2018
  • Kick-off: 18:00 CET
  • Competition: HET liga
  • Venue: GENERALI Arena  
  • Referee: Ondřej Pechanec - Michal Myška, Adam Horák


Squad changes during winter

Tomáš Jablonský has ended his carrer during the winter break. The young midfielder Janošek moved to 1.FC Slovácko and Fortes and Jovanović are able to search for a new club. Brno brought Kryštůfek from Jihlava, Růsek has ended his loan spell with Znojmo and there are also three new faces in the squad – Sukup from Varna, Bazeljku from CSKA Moscow on loan and Acosta from Tiurones Rojos.

FC Zbrojovka Brno – the 17/18 season so far

Brno won five matches so far during current league campaing, three matches ended with a draw and ten times were Zbrojovka players defeated.

Five times during the season were Zbrojovka Brno bottom of the table but after wins over Teplice, Jihlava and draw with Zlín they moved to 12th place in the table.

They were defeated in the first spring match in away match against Bohemians Praha 1905 but they also beat Sigma Olomouc 1-0 in the latest match before the game at Letná.

Zbrojovka scored just only 13 goals this season and conceded 24. Four from five wins were at home, eight from ten defeats were in away matches.

Player Stats

The best goalscorer of the team is Michal Škoda with five goals. Martin Zikl, Tomáš Pilík or newest signing Rafael Acosta have one goal for example.

Goalkeeper Dušan Melichárek kept clean sheet in six matches. There is only one player who appeared in all 18 matches so far – Milan Lutonský. Dušan Melichárek, Petr Pavlík and Michal Škoda played in 17 matches.

Despite Lutonský played a part in all matches he didn’t play the most minutes from all players. Defender Petr Pavlík has the most minutes as he played 1530 minutes this season.

An experienced midfielder Jan Polák has five yellow cards this season, midfielder Tomáš Pilík four yellow cards and Petr Pavlík three.

Head-to-Head in Czech league since 1993:

  • Matches: 47 (32 Sparta wins, 6 draws, 9 Brno wins)
  • The most common result: 2-0 (9x)
  • The most goals scored in a single match: 6 – Sparta won 5- in 1993/1994 season
  • The best scorer: Horst Siegl – 9 goals
  • Goals scored in total: 139 (3/game)
  • Yellow cards in total: 168 (3.8/game)
  • Red cards in total: 13 (0.3/game)
  • The last 5 matches at Letná: 3-2, 2-1, 4-0, 4-0, 2-0

The last meeting

HET liga 5rd Round, 26/8/2017: FC Zbrojovka Brno 2-0 AC Sparta Praha

Goals: 22. Josef Šural og, 58. Vraštil. Yellow cards: Pavlík, Vraštil - Mareček, Vácha. Red card: 68. Vraštil. Referees: Příhoda - Paták, Blažej. Attendance: 8016.

Brno: Melichárek - Jakub Šural, Pavlík, Kijanskas, Vraštil - Polák, Sedlák - Přichystal (70. Jovanovič), Pilík (76. Kratochvíl), Lutonský - Koné (54. Škoda).

Sparta: Koubek - Zahustel (46. Vatajelu), Mareček, Hovorka, Costa - Biabiany, Vácha (71. Janko), Mandjeck (43. Sáček), Ben Chaim - Lafata, Josef Šural.

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