Manager Jindřich Trpišovský made a couple of changes for the match against FC Slovan Liberec. Ondřej Kúdela returned to the side to partner with David Zima in central defense. Jan Bořil replaced Oscar Dorley on left-back and Oscar started the game as defensive midfielder. Lukáš Provod substituted Petr Ševčík who was injured in the last game. Nicolae Stanciu started ahead of Ondřej Lingr and Jan Kuchta replaced Petar Musa up front.
Slavia was the better team in the first half. The Red-whites held the ball for 70 % of the time and scored two goals. The first chance came in the 13th minute. Lukáš Masopust found Abdallah Sima with a nice trough ball. Sima saw Jan Kuchta in the penalty area, passed the ball to him, but Kuchta only hit the post from close range.
Liberec’s first chance to score came in the 18th minute. Matoušek stole the ball from David Zima and could score when he was in a one on one situation with Ondřej Kolář. But Kolář saved his shot!
The first goal of the game came in the 23rd minute. Lukáš Provod crossed the ball from a corner kick right to the middle of the box to Abdallah Sima who headed it into the net!
Liberec was getting more and more into the game with the first half coming to an end, but it did not bring them any goals. The Red-whites were able to double their lead right before the break. Lukáš Masopust sent the ball from the right wing into the penalty area to Peter Olayinka. He was able to head it past Nguyen and score the second goal of the game!
The second half did not bring as many chances as the first half and the game was slower as well. Liberec was the better team in the first twenty minutes of the second half as Slavia was in the lead and did not need to score any more goals. Liberec had two opportunities to score between the 45th and 65th minute but Ondřej Kolář saved both shots.
In the last fifteen minutes of the match, Slavia’s game became more active and a third goal came. In the 75th minute, Masopust took the ball to the right side of the penalty area and passed it back to the middle of the box to Sima. He tapped it into the net and celebrated his second goal of the game!
Slavia won the game 3-0 and extended its lead in the league table. The Red-whites will play the next match away on 16th December against Zlín.
Kolář – Masopust, Kúdela, Zima, Bořil – Oscar, Provod (80. Takács) – Sima (82. Karafiát), Stanciu (70. Traoré), Olayinka (80. Malínský) – Kuchta (80. Tecl)
Nguyen – Koscelník, Chaluš, Tijani, Mikula – Sadílek (63. Michal), Mara – Pešek (52. Rondič), Matoušek (74. Nešický), Mosquera (74. Fukala) – Júsuf (63. Rabušic)