Plzeň sustain first loss in 13 outings but retain advantage at top of Extraliga; Czech biathlon relay teams fail to impress in Hochfilzen; Sáblíková comes second in Salt Lake City for best result of season; and Plzeň draw Partizan Belgrade in Europa League.
Leaders Plzeň hammered by Hradec in Extraliga
“We didn’t start badly. But then we conceded a let’s say ‘random’ goal. That made us go to pieces a bit. They had two penalties against us – our goaltender Mira saved them, but still that threw us off our stride. We didn’t play well. We didn’t play well in defence and we didn’t create any chances, either. It was just a bad game.”
Poor showings for Czechs in Hochfilzen biathlon relays
“I think it’s interesting for the crowd when there are changes at the front and no team dominates the event from beginning to end. It’s interesting when there are lots of twists. That’s what’s great about biathlon compared to skiing alone – you never know until the final shot.”
Sáblíková rewarded for perseverance with second place in Salt Lake City
Plzeň draw Partizan Belgrade in Europa League
Viktoria Plzeň have just found out who they will play in the round of 32 in the Europa League. The Czech league leaders, who were in the seeded pot, will face Partizan Belgrade in the New Year for a place in the last 16 of Europe’s second-tier club competition.
Slavia celebrate 125th anniversary of foundation
Schick gets first league start since May with Roma
Czech international Patrik Schick got his first start in Italy’s Serie A since May at the weekend. However, the rangy striker failed to find the net for Roma as they drew 0:0 with Chievo.