We were well impressed with the new and improved České Budějovice, as the new signings took names and kicked the proverbial. Perhaps a tad disappointing to give up two goals, but I think the team will improve as they play together more and more. We also need to allow for the fact that injuries and internationals did not allow us to field what I would expect to be our strongest eleven.
This was also an away fixture, so being a goal up and playing at home gives us a strong advantage coming into the second leg. Kudos must go to young Serbian striker, Savic, who scored a hat trick on his debut.
Another hard fought match against Slovan Bratislava, we prevailed, but we have plenty to work on. I am disappointed that midfielder Boroncoi had two cards in eight mins and we had to play the second half a man down. I can feel a fine coming for him.