BRATISLAVA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Four out of five matches of the 17th round of the Slovak football premiership ended in a draw this weekend, only Slovan Bratislava managed to achieve a victory despite a red card, edging out Spartak Trnava 3-0 in the biggest traditional derby.
The team from the capital leads the standings by five points ahead of Dunajska Streda going into the winter break.
Only ten minutes into the game against Trnava, the visitors had three great scoring chances but capitalized on the fourth when its Hungarian midfielder David Holman converted on a penalty shot in the 17th minute.
A couple more chances later, David Strelec stretched the lead to two after his header on a corner kick found its way in. The extra time at the end of the first half saw two players bash heads when fighting for the ball.
Trnava's winger from Cote d'Ivoire Yann Yao had to be transported to the hospital and the visiting Dutch defenseman Myenty Abena was shown the red card. Despite playing the entire second half with a man advantage, Trnava failed to score and even conceded a goal late in the game when the Nigerian midfielder Ibrahim Rabiu sent a low shot towards the right post of Dobrivoj Rusov's goal, setting the final score to 3-0.
All other matches were drawn as Ruzomberok drew with Dunajska Streda 1-1, Zilina drew with Sered 0-0, Senica drew with Zlate Moravce 1-1, and Trencin drew with Zemplin Michalovce 2-2.
The match between Pohronie and Nitra was postponed for February as Pohronie is facing a coronavirus outbreak. Enditem