Viktoria Plzeň consolidate football league lead ahead of winter break; video referee helps Sparta win; bright start for Czech women in world handball championships; and Lukáš Krpálek among the medals after injury.
Michael Krmenčík confirms Viktoria Plzeň dominance
The latest win came not surprisingly from the season’s top striker so far, Michael Krmenčík. The brace of goals against Jablonec takes his tally to 11 goals. And that performance has stirred speculation that the Plzeň striker could be poached by bigger clubs with the West Bohemian club earning a high sum. Krmenčík says his target is to win the league and help the club qualify for the Champions League next time round.
Video referee helps Sparta Prague in three goal win
The win relieves some pressure on Sparta’s Italian manager, Andrea Stramaccioni, but still leaves the club in fifth position. Sparta’s manager looked back on the season so far. "I could not imagine how tough the Het Liga, Czech League, could be. It is a difficult league and different from the Seria A and other leagues. Of course I made mistakes, but learning from mistakes you can teach yourself and improve. So I know now, sure, a lot beter this league. And we have to use the break."
Czech women’s handball team makes bright world championship start
Lukáš Krpálek wins silver in judo grand slam event
And Czech judo Olympic gold medal winner Lukáš Krpálek is back from injury and proved himself to be in winning form. In his first ‘Grand Slam’ event in Tokyo after being sidelined by an ankle injury Krpálek won the silver medal in over 100 kilo category. The Czech was out of competitive judo for five months due to the injury and missed out on the world championships. He says the ankle appears to be holding up well in spite of taking some painful knocks.