Football players from Viktoria Plzeň defeated Croatian Dinamo Zagreb 1:0 in the Conference League match on Thursday, and two rounds before the end of the basic group secured direct progress to the round of 16 of the competition. Also thanks to the great fans who created a great atmosphere in the Doosan arena.
Pilsen fans march to the stadium.
| Video: Jindřich Schovanec
Famous support from the fans Victoria Pilsen it started even before the match itself, when the supporters of the West Bohemian club had a meeting at the mythical Angel to náměstí Republiky, from where they marched together to the stadium to Štruncové sady amid loud cheering and chanting.
And there, their darlings repaid them with an important victory, which ensured their participation in the European Cup in the spring, which Pilsen last achieved five years ago. “Even for them (the fans), this victory and promotion is a reward. The house was full again, they were chasing us. We are trying to repay them for the results,” he said happily after the match captain and soul of the Pilsen team Lukáš Kalvach.
Fans of Viktoria Plzeň on Republic Square.Source: Jindřich Schovanec
If we count the qualifying matches, the Victorians have already won nine matches on the European stage this year (the tenth with Drita drew 0:0 at home)moreover, they broke a solid record: never before has a Czech team celebrated advancement to the spring phase of the competition so early, after four matches of the basic group.
“It’s a special, very emotional moment,” he confided Pilsen coach Miroslav Koubek and commented on the record-breaking speed. “I learned that we broke the record, we’re happy about that,” added the experienced coach, who sent the same eleven on the pitch against the Croatian champions for a hair’s breadth as on Sunday at Slavia (2:1). And she celebrated success again, after a penalty kick fresh representative Tomáš Choré won 1:0 in front of 11,084 spectators.
AND Coach Koubek he then enjoyed the moments when the fans called out his name. After the match, he went to thank them in front of the Pilsen boiler and did a pirouette. “I won’t do projections anymore, it would probably harm my health. But I can still do such a pirouette on my left and right leg, that’s no problem,” laughed the 72-year-old coach.
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