Pilsen swept Jablonec and advanced to the semi-finals of the league cup

Pilsen swept Jablonec and advanced to the semi-finals of the league cup
Pilsen swept Jablonec and advanced to the semi-finals of the league cup
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the Pilsen defenders won smoothly 3:0 in the second leg of the quarter-final of the domestic MOL Cup in Jablonec. Viktoria decided with two goals between the 34th and 37th minute, when Nemanja Tekijaški scored an own goal and then Jan Kopic scored. Cheick Souaré added the insurance after the break.

The match did not take place on the original date at the end of February due to dense fog. The West Bohemians have reached the top four in the MOL Cup after three years and will welcome Zlín in the semi-finals. The date of the match has not yet been determined. In the second semi-final, second division Opava will challenge last season’s finalist and reigning Czech champion Sparta Praha on Wednesday.

Both teams entered the cup quarter-finals after defeats in the league at the weekend. Pilsen lost to Liberec 1:3 and suffered their first defeat after 16 competitive duels. Supporters Chorý, Červ, Hranáč and Dweh returned to Viktoria’s lineup, while North Bohemia was missing a number of injured players.

Nevertheless, Jablonečtí were the first to threaten. In the third minute, Filip Souček curled a corner kick directly into the goal, and goalkeeper Jedlička, after a slight hesitation, caught the ball just before the line. In the 12th minute, Šulc, the former Jablonec midfielder and the best scorer of the league season, did not succeed on the opposite side, who hit the post. After half an hour of the game, the goal construction saved the guests after Kratochvíl’s shot from outside the box.

Pilsen opened the scoring in the 34th minute. Kopic sent a cross from the right side into the box, Tekijaški unfortunately cleared it with his head into his own net. In the next three minutes, Viktoria increased. After a nice combination and Souaré’s pass, Kopic, another former Jablonec midfielder, finished at the back post.

On the other side, he fired a shot past Chanturišvili, but otherwise, the guests controlled the progress relatively clearly. In the 65th minute, they increased the score to 3-0 after Souaré sent the rebound right to the post. The French winter reinforcement Viktoria scored the second competitive goal for West Bohemia.

In the 75th minute, Jedliček intervened against Kanakiman, and the twelfth team of the top league did not even get a goal against the third team. Pilsen followed up the 2:1 victory over Jablonec in the previous league round and did not lose against North Bohemia for the eighth time in a row.

The quarter-finals of the Czech football cup MOL Cup:

FK Jablonec – Viktoria Plzeň 0:3 (0:2)

Goals: 34. own Tekijaški, 37. Kopic, 65. Souaré. Referee: Radina – Caletka, Antoníček – Machálek (video). ŽK: Kratochvíl, Štěpánek, Hollý – Kopic, Červ. Viewers: 2011.

Jablonec: Hanuš – F. Souček, Tekijaški, D. Souček – Štěpánek, Kratochvíl (62. Houska), Martinec (76. Velich), Čanturišvili (62. Hübschman) – Kanakimana, Hollý (82. Gaši) – Chramosta (62. Alégué). Coach: Látal.

Pilsen: Jedlička – Dweh, Hranáč, Jemelka – Kopic (90. Sýkora), Kalvach, Červ (90. Hejda), Souaré – Vydra (66. Kliment), Šulc (85. Traoré) – Chorý (90. Metsoko). Coach: Koubek.

The article is in Czech

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