Mladá Boleslav missed out on an opportunity to put a real dent in Viktoria Plzen’s championship run, dropping an early lead and losing 2-1 at home to the Czech Republic champions. However, they did manage to produce the best moment of the match through a double back heel move capped off by Martin Nešpor scoring the goal.
The hosts needed only four minutes to get on the scoresheet, with midfield Jan Stohanzl making the most of a cross into the box, passing it forward to a wide open Nešpor, inside the 5-yard box, using his back heel. Nešpor himself wasn’t completely aligned with the ball in order to have a clean shot at goal, so he used the same technique to guide the ball through into the net.
It didn’t really help the fifth-placed team, as Viktoria Plzen, struggling early on this season in combining their Champions League duties (not going so well either) and keeping their domestic dominance.
First it was Milan Petržela scoring his first goal of the season only 10 minutes after Boleslav’s opener, and the winner was scored by Stanislav Tecl with only five minutes remaining.
After the win, Plzen are second in the league behind Sparta Prague. Prague are four points in the lead, but also have a match in hand, holding quite a hard-to-catch-up with lead in the title race so far.