Slavia confirmed their role as big favorites in the sixth round of the first league and crushed Teplice 6:0 in Eden. The people of Prague fell just one goal short of their previous home victory of 7:0 over Pardubice. In the opening act, Ondřej Lingr and Matěj Jurásek scored shortly after each other, after the change of sides Stanislav Tecl, Taras Kačaraba, Moses Usor and substitute Lukáš Provod established themselves.
Slavia has won five rounds in a row and leads the incomplete table by two points ahead of the defending champion from Pilsen, who has a postponed duel with Brno. The Red and Whites won for the eleventh time out of the last 12 league matches between them. Teplice did not score after two rounds and are thirteenth in the table.
“The team is sitting down. It calmed down a bit when it went through the European Cup qualifiers. We were all relieved. But everything can change with one unsuccessful match. Only the crisis moments that will come will show us how we really are. As soon as this weekend, we One of the toughest matches in the league awaits Slovakia,” Slavia coach Jindřich Trpišovský said at the press conference.
Visiting coach Jiří Jarošík left five usual members of the starting line-up on the bench before the weekend match with Jablonec. You could tell from the start of the North Bohemian game. Teplice were not enough for the favorite at all and most of the time they just passively defended themselves in front of their own goal.
Matěj Jurásek was the first to pose a significant threat in the 11th minute, hitting the post. In the next 10 minutes, the home team was in the lead. Unguarded Lingr pounced on Ševčík’s cross from a corner kick and opened the scoring with his head. The 23-year-old offensive all-rounder scored his third competitive goal of the season.
At the end of the 24th minute, the Slavists increased after another corner. Matěj Jurásek got to the shot in the box and aimed it right at the post. The experienced Tecl still slightly touched the ball, and the young winger was robbed of the joy of his first hit in the top competition a day after his 19th birthday. “I only found out after the match that the goal was attributed to Stand. I certainly didn’t react badly to it,” said Jurásek.
At the end of the half, the guests were saved from further goals by the goalkeeper Mucha, who first saved Lingr’s attempt and then dealt with Matěj Jurásk’s shot. Linger’s shot was subsequently disallowed due to offside. “We knew that they were going to beat us in football, but we lacked a bit more emphasis, commitment, drive from our side,” said Jarošík.
Teplice made two substitutions in the half and entered the second act a little more actively, but they didn’t make any great chances out of it. On the contrary, they conceded for the third time in the 50th minute. Holeš’s low cross went through a small area to the back post, where he comfortably cleared the ball into the Tecl net. The experienced striker, who will be 32 years old on Thursday, became the top scorer ahead of Liberec’s Van Buren with his sixth goal in the league season.
Teplice couldn’t keep up in defense at all and got another goal after an hour of play. Kačarab jumped onto Holeš’s next cross, this time from the left side, and Mucha couldn’t reach his header. The Ukrainian stopper scored in the Czech league for the fifth time.
Four minutes later, the favorite was leading 5-0. Substitute Usor elegantly rounded the defender and beat Mucha with a shot at the back post. The 20-year-old Nigerian made his fourth appearance in the league season. Shortly after, he got into the game as a substitute for the recovered Ewerton, who started for the first time since the injury and the indiscriminate foul of Zlín’s Cedidla.
In the 86th minute, the people of Prague scored for the sixth time. Provod collided with another substitute player, Fila, and shot Mucha with an accurate attempt at the back post. Slavia confirmed that it has the absolute best attack in the competition, scoring 24 goals in six rounds. Vršovický lacked a single goal to repay Teplice for the 0:7 home debacle from August 2013, which is still the biggest defeat of the red and whites in the separate league history.
“We didn’t think about that at all. We played until the end and we didn’t let up mainly because of the people who came. We really appreciate that so many people turned up at eight o’clock on a weekday. We were more productive than in the first half and put on some really nice performances ,” said Trpišovský.
“The difference was in everything, today Teplice and Slavia could not be compared at all. Slavia is now our best team for a long time, it shows not only here in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe. We have a lot of newcomers, players from the second league, the difference simply has to be to see,” remarked Jarošík.
First Football League Round 6:
Slavia Prague – FK Teplice 6:0 (2:0)
Goals: 24. and 50. Tecl, 21. Lingr, 60. Kačaraba, 64. Usor, 86. Provod. Referee: Hocek – Horák, Vlček – Štěrba (video). ŽK: Holeš, Schranz, Tiéhi – Drama. Spectators: 11,122.
Slavia: Mandous – Schranz, Kačaraba, Santos, D. Jurásek – Ševčík (74. Provod), Holeš (74. Tiéhi) – Usor (78. Fila), Lingr, M. Jurásek (69. Ewerton) – Tecl (69. Traore). Coach: Trpišovský.
Teplice: Mucha – Dramé, Chaloupek, Hybš – Urbanec (69. Hyčka), Jukl, Mareček (46. Kučera), Křišťan, Kodad (81. Shejbal) – Žák (62. Trubač), Čerepkai (46. Gning). Coach: Jarošík.