Football: Sparta beats Plzeň in title race

In a highlight of the Czech Gambrinus liga’s spring season, Sparta Prague beat Plzeň 1:0 on Saturday night to tie them at the top of the table. Sparta was more active but missed many opportunities to score; for their part, reigning champions Plzeň spent much of the game on the defensive. Sparta’s sold-out stadium only saw one goal which came in the 67th minute; Krejčí sent the ball in from the left and found the league’s top scorer Lafata who put Sparta ahead with a nice header. Plzeň then pushed to equalize but their efforts came in vain. With nine rounds to go before the end of the season, Sparta and Plzeň are tied at the top with 44 points. Jablonec, in this place, have 39 points

Author: Jan Richter