Defenders of the trophy, the football players of Prague’s Slavia will enter the domestic MOL Cup by playing on the field of the third-league Velvar.
The finalist of last year’s Pilsen will welcome the second-league Příbram in the 3rd round and another of the Sparta co-Bavarians will also present themselves at the second-league Líšeň. The decision was made today by today’s lot at the FACR headquarters in Strahov.
In the 3rd round, five elite clubs will enter the MOL Cup, which presented themselves in the qualification of European cups. In addition to Slavia, Pilsen and Sparta, Jablonec and Slovácko will also be involved in the game. The North Bohemians will start on the field of the three-league Přepeří, and the team from Uherské Hradiště will play in Zbuzany, which also play the third highest competition.
In the last round, the Zbuzans were shocked by the 2: 1 victory in Liberec, after which coach Pavel Hoftych finished on the Slovan bench. Other first-league teams managed the opening matches of the home cup.
In the 3rd round, of the teams playing the highest competition, only Plzeň will perform at home in a duel with Příbram and Karviná, which will also welcome the second league Chrudim. The remaining fourteen first-league players will perform outside.
The official playing date of the 3rd round is Wednesday, September 22. Three of the last four years of the MOL Cup were dominated by the reigning league champion Slavia, in the 2019/20 season Sparta won.
Lottery of the 3rd round of the Czech MOL Cup (official date Wednesday, September 22):
Velvary – Slavia Prague, Líšeň – Sparta Prague, Vltavín – Ostrava, Zápy – Hradec Králové, Zbuzany – Slovácko, Přepeře – Jablonec, Vlašim – Olomouc, Dukla Prague – České Budějovice, Jihlava – Pardubice, Velké Meziříčí / Opava – Mladá Boleslav, Třinec – Teplice, Varnsdorf – Brno, Prostejov – Bohemians Prague 1905, Karvina – Chrudim, Vyskov – Zlin, Plzen – Pribram.