Coach Pavel Vrba made three changes in the starting line-up in comparison with the match against Bohemians – injured Beauguel was substituted by Chorý, Kovařík and Hořava were replaced by Kayamba and Procházka. Viktoria made the match against Slovácko with their most common result – win 1-0, which was shot by Patrik Hrošovský from a penalty kick.
27th round, Sun 7th Apr 2019, 18:00, Miroslav Valenta’s Football Stadium
Slovácko: Trmal – Juroška (83. Hološko), Hofmann, Kadlec (15. Franić), Divíšek – Daníček – Navrátil, Diviš (70. Harba), Havlík, Kalabiška – Zajíc
Plzeň: Hruška – Řezník, Hubník, Brabec, Limberský – Procházka, Hrošovský – Kopic (90. Bakoš), Čermák (73. Hořava), Kayamba (83. Kovařík) – Chorý
Goal: 28. Hrošovský (pen), YC: Havlík, Franić, Divíšek, Hofmann – Chorý, Procházka, Bakoš, Hruška, Referees: Marek – Koval, Podaný.
As the first one Roman Procházka checked Trmala’s attention from the edge of the box but Slovácko’s goalkeeper was at the right place. He did not have to save Chorý’s attempt later but Hubník’s shot made him be more active.
Plzeň were given a good chance to get in leading in the 28th minute when Kayamba was hit by Marek Havlík in the box. The referee Marek after the help of VAR blew a penalty kick, which was scored by Patrik Hrošovský. The visitors had several chances on goal with the end of the half approaching but Diviš’s biggest chance was stopped by the goalkeeper Hruška.
Kopic appeared in a promising position after break and crossed the ball to Kayamba, however, Matouš Trymal saved the ball flying to the crossbar. Chorý had a more interesting position moments later but he missed the target. On the other side Kalabiška could punish us for missed chances but he volleyed off the goal.
On the other side home player Juroška kicked the ball from mid-distance but his attempt was caught by Hruška without problems. At the end of the match Chorý passed the ball to substituted Bakoš but he only shot to side net. Viktoria won over Slovácko 0-1.
Pavel Vrba’s Commentary
“I was happy with the defensive job of my team. Although Slovácko put us under certain pressure, we didn’t do any extraordinary mistake. However, we should have secured our ledaing by the second goal, we would be calmer,“ the coach evaluated the match. „I do mind we didn’t sealed the match by the second goal. Slovácko increased their activity and it was more about tackles, our opponent did their best and it was finally hard for us today,“ he closed.