Football: Sparta Prague, Plzeň drawn opponents in Europa League group stage

In football, last season’s Czech runners-up Sparta Prague was drawn on Friday against Olympic Lyonnais of France, Spain’s Athletic Bilbao and the reigning Israeli champions Kiryat Shmona in Group I of Europa League. The other Czech club which reached the group stage of the competition, Viktoria Plzeň will play last year’s Europa League champions Atletico Madrid, the Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv and Academica Coimbra of Portugal in Group B. The first matches of the group stage are schedules for September 20.

Author: Jan Richter