TRENČÍN – The footballers of Slovan Bratislava turned over Sunday’s duel of the 13th round of the Fortuna League and won 3: 2 on the AS Trenčín turf. They scored fully five times in a row
AS Trencin – SK Slovan Bratislava 2: 3 (1: 0)
Goals: 42. Kadák, 64. Azango – 50. Henty, 52. Zmrhal, 81. Henty. Judges: Ziemba – Hancko, Štrbo, ŽK: Kadák – De Marco, Rabiu, Kankava, Weiss, 1000 spectators.
Trenčín: Kukučka – Yem, Pires, Pirinen, Kozlovský – Gaži (90. Kmeť), Lavrinčík, Hollý (66. Zubairu), Azango – Kadák – Jendrišek (79. Ikoba)
Slovan: Chovan – Medvedev, Kašia, Božikov, De Marco (88. Abena) – Kankava – Henty, Rabiu (77. Mráz), Zmrhal (88. Weiss) – Dražič (46. Čavrič) – Green (46. Da Silva)
The people of Trenčín had nothing to lose in the match. They entered the match without respect and set the tone of the duel throughout the first half. Already in the 2nd minute Jendrišek got to the end, but he missed the goal with his head. Trenčians kept moving in the middle of the opponent and in the 33rd minute their activity was rewarded with a direct kick from the penalty area. Kadák ideally twisted the ball around the wall, but only hit the pole. The home crowd was not impressed by the fancy moves of 30 minutes into the game.
Slovan replaced the offensive players after half time and entered the second forty-five minutes as exchanged. After two minutes, Čavrič’s substitution was replaced by Kukučku. With 50 minutes played, seemingly due to lack of experience, Henty needlessly tripped an opponent just outside the penalty area, but the free kick that followed didn’t succeed. Only two minutes passed and the master was already leading. After a corner kick, the ball reached Zmrhal and he rippled the net.
However, after an hour of play, the Trenčians recovered from the unfavorable development and returned to the offensive effort. With 64 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 1 – 0 lead as Kadák flipped the ball in after a cross from the right. With 70 minutes played, Na Sihoti could have brought this one home for Kadáka as he charged up on the left, but his hooked ball went just a bit too high. He was hit by a video referee who discovered Jendrišek’s hand on the back of Božikov before the goal and convinced the main referee of Ziemba that it was a foul. Slovan took the lead three minutes into the game, when Zmrhal made a superb strike after 81 minutes with a shot straight in front of the goal after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors’ defenders got a foot in at the last second and warded it off for a corner.
voices of coaches / source: Dajto /
Peter Hlinka, coach of Trenčín: “We played very solidly in the first half. We were active and strong on the ball. We didn’t catch the beginning of the second half, the opponent played actively. We expected Slovan to put two attackers in the second half. The center balls were a big problem for us today and one of them finally decided. We have to congratulate our opponent and recognize his quality. “
Vladimir Weiss, Slovan coach: “Excellent football. We had several wrong moments in the game, but we also showed very good things. Trenčín played well today. We have a lot of injured players on the defense, we also had problems in the middle of the field. We scored for mistakes. We got the second goal Unnecessarily, Medvedev probably ran out for coffee then. “