Slavia set the pace from the very beginning but wasted their chances in the opening minutes of the game. Just after two minutes Sýkora and Mešanovič could advance towards the Bohemians goal alone, but goalkeeper Fryštách punched the ball away from under Mešanovič’s feet and Sýkora’s rebound from angle was blocked by one of the defenders.
Slavia could not overcome home defence and did not create chances for a long time. After half an hour Sýkora fired his shot from inside the box over a crossbar, on the other side Hůlka headed the ball and missed the far post close just few minutes later in what was the only chance of Bohemians in the opening half.
Zmrhal fired his shot from 23 meters close to the half-time whistle missed the right post by half a meter.
Slavia started the second half in similar way as the first one but it was Bohemians who created more chances in the end. At minute 51 Mašek missed the post, 20 minutes later Hůlka headed again on the far post but his dangerous effort was blocked by his own teammate.
At minute 68 Bohemians wasted their biggest chance. Kabaev passed to the right side and Nečas tried to chip the ball over Laštůvka but missed the far post by centimeters.
Slavia could open the score at minute 81 but Hušbauer’s effort from inside the box was blocked and Bořil’s shot from outside a penalty area was punched away by Fryšták.
Slavia thus did not score and take one point from Vršovice derby, on the other hand it was their 30th game without a single loss under manager Šilhavý. The crucial game, however, is scheduled to Wednesday. The red & whites will try to overcome 0-2 deficit with APOEL and qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Fryšták – M. Dostál, Hůlka, Šmíd (C), Kocič – Reiter (72. Nečas), Švec, Mašek (80. Jindřišek), M. Hašek, Bartek (88. Buchta) – Kabajev
Laštůvka – Bořil, Jugas, Ngadeu, Sobol – Sýkora (59.Stoch), Souček, Altintop, Hromada (64. Hušbauer), Zmrhal (C) – Mešanovič (77. Škoda)
Referee: Proske – Hrabovský, Kotalík