Football: Plzeň and Mladá Boleslav win first leg of Europa League qualifiers
Czech football clubs Viktoria Plzeň and FK Mladá Boleslav won the first leg of the Europa League’s second qualification round. Plzeň beat Metalurg Rustavi 3:1 in Georgia on Thursday while Mladá Boleslav defeated Iceland’s Thor Akureyri 3:0. The second leg fixtures are scheduled for next week. Meanwhile, Czech football champions Liberec beat Shakhter Karagandy 1:0 in the Champions League’s second qualification round on Wednesday; Friday’s draw in Nyon determined that if Liberec advance, they will face Romania’s FC Cluj in the third qualification round.