Liberec defeat Sparta Prague in football ahead of European games

Sparta Prague have slipped off the top of the Czech football league following a 2:1 home defeat to Liberec. Both sides are involved in European games this week. Sparta face Panathinaikos of Greece at home on Tuesday in the Champions League, while on Thursday Liberec face Lyon away in the first round of their UEFA cup tie. Sparta's league defeat puts Viktoria Zizkov on top - they beat Brno 2:1 at home.