First time at the top! Chytil and Douděra shine against Servette

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round  6, Th 14.12.2023, Eden Arena
round  6, Th 14.12.2023, Eden Arena
SK Slavia Praha - Servette FC Geneve
Goals: 15. Douděra, 25. Schranz, 30. a 45. Chytil
For the first time in history, Slavia dominated the European cup group stage. In the final match of Group G in the Europa League, they defeated Servette FC 4-0. Mojmír Chytil with a brace and David Douděra, who scored a goal and provided an assist, were crucial to the victory.
The team won 5 out of 6 matches in the group, celebrating three times at home with an impressive 12-0 scoreline. Second-placed AS Roma, under Jindřich Trpišovský's guidance, trailed by two points. Securing the top spot means a direct progression to the Round of 16 in the UEFA Europa League.

For the last group stage match in the Europa League against Servette FC, the coaching staff made just two changes compared to the game against Mladá Boleslav. Ivan Schranz returned to the starting lineup after an injury, joining Oscar in the midfield alongside Christos Zafeiris. Youth players Samuel Pikolon and Matěj Žitný were also on the bench.

Slavia began the game splendidly. In the 4th minute, Mojmír Chytil's header narrowly missed the left post after a cross from Conrad Wallem. A minute later, Bedia took a shot after a run through the center, but Aleš Mandous wasn't troubled.

Early in the second ten-minute period, the Swiss team had a direct free-kick opportunity from the edge of the box, but Stevanović's shot flew over the crossbar. Five minutes later, Václav Jurečka sent in a cross from the left, finding David Douděra, whose header found the net behind the Swiss goalkeeper – 1-0! The Czech wing-back thus secured his second goal in this season's Europa League.

In the 25th minute, Mojmír Chytil slipped into the opponent's box, and after a deflection, Conrad Wallem fired a shot. The Servette goalkeeper pushed the attempt away, but Ivan Schranz was alert and comfortably increased the lead for Slavia – 2-0! The Slovakian international thus scored his ninth goal in European competitions.

Towards the end of the first half-hour, Slavia had a corner. Mojmír Chytil leaped highest to head the ball from David Douděra's delivery, directing it precisely to the left post beyond Frick's reach – 3-0! In the 35th minute, Slavia made their first substitution due to health reasons; Oscar was replaced by Jakub Hromada.

In added time, Mojmír Chytil took control of the ball in the center of the field, faced with the Servette goalkeeper, and with a slight deflection off a defending player, increased the lead for Slavia – 4-0!

The first half offered no further goals, and Slavia entered the break with a three-goal lead.

In the 60th minute, Mojmír Chytil aimed for a hat-trick but sent his header over the crossbar. Substitute Muhamed Tijani couldn't add a fifth goal, managing only to hit the opponent's defender. Moments later, he was denied by the Servette goalkeeper.

In the 81st minute, seventeen-year-old Samuel Pikolon made his first start for Slavia's senior team.

The rest of the match didn't see any additional goals, and after the 4-0 victory, Slavia secured direct progression from the top spot in Group G to the Round of 16 in the Europa League! Their last match of the year awaits Jindřich Trpišovský's squad on Sunday, December 17th, in Vítkovice, where they will face Baník Ostrava. The kickoff for the 19th round of the FORTUNA:LIGA is scheduled for 3:00 PM.

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Lineups

SK Slavia Praha

Mandous – Vlček, Ogbu, Holeš – Douděra (81. Pikolon), Zafeiris, Oscar (35. Hromada), Wallem (60. Dumitrescu) – Schranz, Chytil (60. Tijani), Jurečka (60. Tomič)

Servette FC Geneve

Frick – Magnin, Vouilloz, Severin, Mazikou – Diba (62. Baron), Ondoua – Stevanović (62. Tsunemoto), Antunes (62. Cognat), Bolla (79. Touati) – Bedia (62. Kutesa)

MATCH DETAILS

Goals
15. Douděra, 25. Schranz, 30. a 45. Chytil
Attendance
18380
Yellow cards
Diba, Stevanović
Referees
Walsh – Stewart, Spence (SCO)

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