The West Bohemians were absent in the main part of the cups in the last three years. The match at the sold-out Doosan Arena will start at 19:00 under the direction of the head referee Aleksandar Stavrev from North Macedonia.
Tomáš Chorý put Viktoria in the lead from the penalty spot on artificial grass in Helsinki. The home team pushed the favorites at the end of the first half and equalized shortly after the change of sides.
Jan Kopic decided the narrow win for Pilsen in the 57th minute. In the rest of the duel, coach Michal Bílek’s wards kept the result thanks to fierce defensiveness. Today they start in the same line-up as a week ago.
Since the 0:5 debacle with Real Madrid in the Champions League group in November 2018, Plzeň has not lost in the last eight matches on its home field in the cups, winning seven times. If the West Bohemians progress in the 3rd preliminary round, they will face the better of the pair NK Maribor – Šeriff Tiraspol, a start in the basic group would earn them roughly 400 million crowns.
|Rematch of the 2nd preliminary round of the Champions League|
|19:00 Viktoria Plzeň – HJK Helsinki|