Plzeň come back to claim point at Sparta but points gap reduced to just five; Třinec and Kometa tying 1:1 in Extraliga finals; Kreuziger claims second place in Amstel Gold Race; and Czechs preparing for Fed Cup semis in Germany.
Plzeň save point at Sparta but points gap narrower after Slavia win
However, Slavia Prague are drawing ever closer to the leaders and increased the tension with a 3:2 win over Karviná on Friday. Indeed, with six games remaining, the points gap is now only five, the narrowest margin since late August, and coach Pavel Vrba concedes that the West Bohemians may not make it over the line.
If Viktoria Plzeň are eventually pipped to the championship by Slavia it would be one of the most humiliating collapses in the modern history of Czech football.
Třinec and Kometa tied at 1:1 after opening Extraliga final games
On Sunday, however, it was the turn of Brno to take a point, after they held off a fightback led by Jiří Polanský: with Kometa winning 3:0 he scored twice to put Třinec in with a chance, though that game eventually concluded 3:2. The series continues – in Brno – on Wednesday evening.
Kreuziger impresses with second place in Amstel Gold Race
Kreuziger’s second-place finish confirms the good form he will hope to also bring to bear next weekend in the one-day Lutych-Bastogne-Lutych classic in Belgium.
Czech women readying for Germany clash in Fed Cup
The Czech women’s tennis team are preparing to face Germany in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup next weekend. Kateřina Siniaková was the last player called up and will feature alongside the more experienced Karolína Plíšková, Petra Kvitová and Barbora Strýcová.
If the Czechs advance in Stuttgart they will play either France or the US in the Fed Cup final in October.