Updates: 22.07.2021 21:11
Plovdiv – The football players of Slovácko lost in the opening match of the 2nd preliminary round of the football European Conference League in Plovdiv with the home locomotive 0: 1. The only goal of the match was scored by the Bulgarian midfielder Petar Vitanov in the 89th minute. The team from Uherské Hradiště did not succeed in its premiere on the European scene, as it has only started in 2001-2003 in the now non-existent Intertoto Cup.
In an even duel, both teams had the opportunity to score the first goal, the biggest chance of the fourth team of last year’s Czech top competition was thrown in the first half by Daniel Holzer. After the break, they failed again in the jersey of the Bulgarian vice-champion Georgi Minchev and Connor Ruane, but luck eventually turned to the home team. Vitanov got on the rebound and scored the winning goal.
The revenge is played next Thursday in Uherské Hradiště and the advancing team will play the winner of the FC Copenhagen – Žodino duel in the 3rd preliminary round. The first match was won today at home by the Danish club clearly 4: 1.
The start of the match at Lokomotiv was very careful, neither team wanted to make a mistake that would offer their opponent a chance. There were only a few of them in the first twenty minutes. The home team tried to kick the ball into the penalty area, but the well-organized defense of Slovácko did not allow any complications. The goalie Nguyen didn ́t have a problem with the shot Umarbojeva.
One of the first chances of Slovácko was born after Reinberk’s long car, after which the goalkeeper Pirgov hesitated, but Vitanov extinguished the danger in front of the advancing Daníček. However, the guests did not succeed in the combination and the centers were not entitled to success. Nevertheless, Slovácko was close to the leading goal. In the 35th minute, Holzer, who replaced the slightly injured Petržel, received an ideal pass for the defense, but failed in the face of the goalkeeper. A few minutes later, not even the unexpected blow of Kalabiška took hold.
Domestic footballers entered the second half more actively. With 53 minutes played, Connor could have brought this one home for Naneyen as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high. However, the guests soon equalized the game, they were able to hold the ball more on the feet and with the combination they got to half the opponent, but not to the chances that could change the score.
After the injury of the main player, the last quarter hour was taken by the fourth referee and he scored the only goal of the match. The blocking shot of Minčev was ideally hit by the midfielder Vitanov and he decided on a happy victory for the home team.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv – 1. FC Slovacko 1: 0 (0: 0)
Goal: 89. Vitanov. Judges: Abed (74. Wattellier) – Mugnier, Pasqualotti (all Fr.). ŽK: Bykov, Tunčev (coach, both Plovdiv).
Plovdiv: Pirgov – Gomis, Craciun, Bykov – Nikolaev (64th Petrovich), Vitanov, Umarboyev, Connor Ruane – Salinas (86th Janchev), Minchev, Iliev. Coach: Tunchev.
Slovácko: Nguyen – Reinberk, Hofmann, Kadlec, Kalabiška – Daníček, Havlík – Navrátil (78. Petržela), Sadílek, Holzer (55. Jurečka) – Cicilia. Coach: Witness.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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