Berdych to face Federer in Australian Open after overcoming Fognini; Sáblíková pleased with third place as Olympics draw near; Extraliga leaders Plzeň beat Olomouc in Extraliga; and football league leaders Plzeň are embarrassed by Salzburg in friendly.
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Leaders Plzeň beat Olomouc in Extraliga
In the domestic ice hockey Extraliga league leaders Plzeň beat Olomouc 4:2 on the road on Sunday. That result ensures they remain a full 11 points ahead of second-placed Hradec Králové, who defeated Litvínov 7:3. Perhaps the most dramatic result of the 42nd round was Zlín’s 7:0 trouncing at Liberec. Among the other games, meanwhile, Sparta Prague overcame Vítkovice 4:3 after penalties
Viktoria Plzeň humiliated by Salzburg in friendly
It’s almost a month until Czech football’s top flight returns after the winter break but the country’s top clubs are already very busy preparing for the second half of the season. Among them are the runaway league leaders Viktoria Plzeň, who have just thrashed 5:0 by Red Bull Salzburg in a warm-up game in Spain. Midfielder Tomáš Hořava told the iDnes.cz website that the result showed how much work Plzeň have to do. Either way, the West Bohemians are a full 14 points clear of their nearest challengers with 14 rounds of the league remaining.