Prague “S” derby ends in stalemate but leaves Slavia on top; clean sheet for Vaclík at second-placed Sevilla; Plíšková drops out of Fed Cup final with injury; and history made as Spilková makes cut for LPGA Tour.
Draw with Sparta leaves Slavia just ahead of Plzeň on goal difference
The visitors opened the scoring after 36 minutes but had conceded twice by half-time. However, mid-way through the second period, Slavia found the net again for the last goal of a game that ended 2:2.
Both of the league leaders’ goals came from corners – and set-pieces are a real chink in Sparta’s armour, says their Romanian midfielder Nicolae Stanciu.
“We controlled the game in the first half, we were better. When we spoke at half-time we felt that we would win the game. But again we conceded a goal from a standard situation and that changed everything. We receive a lot of goals from standard situations. I think last year when it was 3:3 in this game they scored once from a penalty and once from a corner – so we make the same mistake in every game.”
That result leaves Sparta in third place, seven points off the pace and tied with Zlín.
Clean sheet for Vaclík at second-placed Sevilla
One-time Sparta player Tomáš Vaclík is doing well at Spain’s Sevilla. The 29-year-old goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in the club’s 0:0 draw with San Sebastian at the weekend, a result which leaves Sevilla – who Vaclík joined in the summer – second in La Liga.