Slavia got up after losing to Hradec Králové in the opening round of the Fortuna:League and defeated Trinity Zlín 4:1 at home on Sunday. In a nervous match, the Stitched lost Ewerton, who withdrew from the match after a sharp foul by Cedidla, even Ševčík and Usor did not finish the match due to injuries. The guests finished by ten after Václav Procházka was sent off and conceded two of the four goals in a weakened state.
Vršovičtí won their seventh match in a row in the league and after the opening 0:1 away loss against Hradec Králové they scored for the first time in the season of the top competition. On the other hand, “Shoemakers” did not follow up the goalless draw with Mlada Boleslaví.
Coach Slavia Trpišovský made six changes to the starting line-up compared to Thursday’s winning duel with Panathinaikos (2:0). In the fourth minute, the home striker Jurečka, after a shot from a turn from the edge of the box, rippled the side net.
Six minutes later, the team from Vršovice gained the upper hand for the first time. Ševčík found Icha from the corner kick and he gave goalkeeper Dostál no chance with his header against the post. After almost half an hour of play, the goalkeeper from Zlín dealt with Ševčík’s attack from the box.
After a while, however, the Slavists rejoiced again when Lingr found Jurašek in front of the goal with a pass from the right side. He celebrated his 22nd birthday today in style. In the setting of the opening act, Jurásk’s cross from the left found Lingra, but the shot did not fit him at all.
The visitors reduced less than four minutes after the break. Slavist stopper Santos kicked the ball wrongly, Simerský pushed it to Jawow and he corrected the score from close range. The Gambian striker scored in the Czech league for the first time since September 2020.
Immediately, Santos lost the ball again and Zlín faced a counterattack, which Chanturišvili only solved with a shot at the goalkeeper Mandous.
He didn’t see the strainer red
In the 59th minute, the visiting defender Cedidla drove sharply into Ewerton on the sideline, but to the displeasure of the Slavist bench and the home fans, he only saw a yellow card for the intervention. The Brazilian midfielder completed the match.
“Ewerton looks very bad,” said home coach Jindřich Trpišovský after the match, who said that due to injuries, he had to replace Usor and Ševčík in the match, whose injury is also said to be more serious.
“I’m disappointed that we end the match and we have three injured players. I think it’s a problem with the referees, who can’t protect them. This bothers me,” added the captain of Slavie, who even saw a yellow card for protesting from the head referee Dalibor Černý.
💬 Jindřich Trpišovský Mon #slazli: “The referees have a hard time, but the incomprehensible thing is that they don’t see it on video. It doesn’t matter which player it’s a tackle on, players have to protect themselves. I’m sorry, we have 3 injured players. Ewerton looks very bad, Ševčík had to substitute and Moses got a point.”
— SK Slavia Prague (@slaviaofficial) August 7, 2022
The commission of referees is also convinced that at least Cedidla should have been sent off for his tackle on Ewerton.
“In the opinion of KR FAČR, Zlín player Martin Cedidla should have been sent off in the match with SK Slavia Praha in the 59th minute for foul play. The referees’ mistake will be taken into account in the nominations for the next rounds,” the commission said on Twitter.
In the opinion of KR FAČR, he should have been a player @footballzlin Martin Cedidla sent off in the match with SK Slavia Prague in the 59th minute. for rough play. The judges’ error will be taken into account in the nominations for the next rounds @fortunaligacz a @FN_liga
Cedidla also apologized for his intervention immediately after the match. “I’m sorry, I was probably a bit overmotivated. Then I tried to pull my legs as I was in the slide, but unfortunately I hit him. I told myself that I didn’t hit him with the pins, so I believed that I would get yellow. I’m sorry,” Cedidla told O2 TV.
Slavia decided in the power play
However, the expulsion of the Zlín player did occur when the Zlín captain Procházko was sent to the showers after receiving a second yellow card in the 70th minute.
And Slavia took advantage when, in the 85th minute, Jureček crossed into the box and Schranz made no mistake from the first. Jurásek set the final result in the second minute of regulation. The full-back scored two goals in one league match for the first time.
Slavia lost only one of 18 home league duels with Zlín. “Shoemakers” did not win in the 15th match in a row away from home in the top competition.
First Football League Round 2:
Slavia Prague – Trinity Zlín 4:1 (2:0)
Goals: 31. and 90.+2 D. Jurásek, 10. Icha, 85. Schranz – 49. Jawo. Referee: Černý – Caletka, Podaný – Ondráš (video). ŽK: Trpišovský (coach), Masopust – Procházka, Jawo, Cedidla, Simerský, Bartošák. CK: 70. Walk. Spectators: 12,213.
Slavia: Mandous – Douděra (66. Masopust), Santos, Kačaraba, Jurásek – Hromada (83. Holeš) – Lingr (76. Usor), Icha, Ševčík (66. Tiéhi), Ewerton (66. Schranz) – Jurečka. Coach: Trpišovský.
Zlín: Dostál – Cedidla, Simerský, Procházka, Bartošák – J. Kolář (81. Bobčík), Didiba – Dramé (46. Hrubý), Jawo (73. Reiter), Čanturišvili (87. Hrdlička) – Vukadinović (46. Strong) . Coach: Jelínek.
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