The Czech champions put themselves in a very difficult situation before the rematch. At Puskas Arena they lost 0:2 and their rise to the next qualifying round of the Champions League was far away. All bad things for Jindrich Trpisovsky’s side started with goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar’s mistake. He failed to control the pass from his friend and the ball rolled onto his leg, falling into the net. After the break, Ukrainian Igor Karatin increased the score with a penalty kick and the Hungarians had a great opportunity to rise.
The clash between these teams was one of the most exciting in this qualifying phase. In the last version, the Hungarians played the group stage, while the previous year it was Slavia. The Czechs, among others, tied at Camp Nou against Barcelona (0-0). In the last edition of the European League, the Czech champions advanced to the quarter-finals, losing on their way, for example. English Leicester City.
In the Czech capital, everything was going well for the hosts. In the 36th minute, Abdullah Sima showed an excellent individual act. The 20-year-old Senegalese ran down the left side, ran into the penalty area and passed the ball to Lucas Masopest, who had no problem putting it past Denis Debus. After the break, Slavia’s advantage was unmistakable.
Especially in the last quarter of an hour, the hosts can attempt another strike, giving extra time. Romanian Nicolae Stancio almost got lucky, but his shot slightly missed the goal for the visitors. The score, however, remains unchanged and Hungarians can enjoy promotion to the next role.
Let us remind you that the loser of this tie or Slavia will fight in the fourth round of qualifying for the European League. The Czech competitor will be the loser of Legia Warsaw against Dynam Zagreb.
Slavia Prague – Ferencváros Budapest 1:0 (1:0)
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