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Viktoria entered the match having known the result of Sparta, the biggest rival, when they lost against Juhlava 2:2. „We knew the result from this match. We were also aware of Jablonec´s qualities,“ Daniel Kolář admits. Jablonec was the first team to score so they confirmed what our players expected. Luckily they were able to turn the match. „I though everything was open and there´s plenty of time so we kept calm,“ Vladimír Darida describes the mood of the 1st half-time.
On Sunday foggy afternoon there met two teams, which did not have a lack of motivation. Jablonec and Viktoria wanted to take advantage of their followers´ failure at the top of the standing of the League and to gain bigger distance before Sparta and Olomouc. The match promised thrilling show.
Debut in the opening lineup of Viktoria and a goal. This is not a bad premiere at all and especially if we figure perfect defensive work in. „The first goal means a lot to me. It definitely helped the whole team. We didn´t start well at all, Příbram played very actively and relied on their quick breaks,“ Lukáš Hejda says.
The kick-off of the 24th round match of the Gambrinus League was planned at 20:45 because of the final match of Plzeň´s ice-hockey team. The opponent of Viktoria was Příbram, which belonged to the relegation places several rounds ago. This team under their new coach František Straka was able to gain 8 points in the last 4 matches. On Friday night they had to miss Tomáš Hájovský, Petr Trapp and Tomáš Wágner – these players are in Příbram from Viktoria on loan spell.
Coach Vrba and his team have a very hard match behind. 1.FC Slovácko showed themselves as a very strong-willed opponent and Viktoria was searching an answer for their game for a long time. Finally they found it and brought home 3 very important points.
Two teams with completely different worries met in the 23rd round of the Gambrinus League. Viktoria is wrestling with Sparta for the 1st place, Slovácko is worried because of the bottom places of the standings. In the spring afternoon both teams really wanted and needed to win.
A week after the first match of the quarterfinal of the Czech Cup Česká pošta, the rematch against Jablonec took place today in Štruncovy sady. Viktoria had to delete one goal lost, which the team brought from the north of Czech. The footballers who do not usually appear in the lineup were given a chance to play.
Stanislav Tecl played as a forward and had several goal opportunities. Tomáš Grigar as the goalkeeper of Teplice was very busy because of him. „I think we can be satisfied with gaining 3 points. We all know the goal difference should have been bigger though,“ he evaluates the duel of the 22nd round.
In the 22nd round of the Gambrinus League Viktoria met Teplice, which were at 15th place in the standings. Viktoria missed Vladimír Darida for the first time in this season. On the other hand David Limberský and Daniel Kolář appeared in the lineup and celebrated their 200th match in the Gambrinus League.
Wednesday afternoon meant another taxing football fight for Pavel Vrba´s team. In the north of Czech they played the first quarterfinal match of Czech Cup Česká pošta against Jablonec. As announced in advance, Pavel Vrba made some changes in the lineup. Lukáš Hejda, Michal Ďuriš, Martin Zeman, Stanislav Tecl and Roman Adamov appeared from the beginning.