Sparta beat Ostrava 3:2 as Dočkal returns; Vondroušová loses in Budapest final; Červenka becomes first Czech to appear for MLB club; and first UFC event held in Prague.
Sparta overcome Ostrava in capital as Dočkal returns
The match was notable for the return to Sparta of Bořek Dočkal, who appeared only days after coming back from a stint in China and then the US. He wore the captain’s armband once again, met a rapturous reception from the terraces, had a shot go off the post and set up Václav Drchal for Sparta’s final goal. Not bad considering Dočkal hadn’t played in three months.
“It could always be better. Naturally, I think that the more games I play the better I will feel on the pitch – I will have more confidence on the ball, and feel better physically, of course. It would have been nicer if I had scored a goal, but otherwise I think we handled the game well. Though difficult situations arose, we were capable of responding to them.”
That result leaves Sparta three points ahead of Ostrava in third place. Leaders Slavia Prague and second-placed Viktoria Plzeň, who trail them by three points, are in action on Monday evening, after the recording of our show.
Vondroušová defeated in Budapest final
Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová missed out on the second WTA title of her career on Sunday, when she was defeated in the final of the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest. The 19-year-old lost 6-1 5-7 2-6 to Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium, the competition’s top seed.
Červenka first Czech to appear for MLB club
UFC event held in Czech Republic for first time
The first ever UFC event in the Czech Republic took place at Prague’s O2 Arena Saturday. Around 16,000 Ultimate Fighting Championship fans turned out for what organisers said was the highest-grossing one-day event in the history of the venue.