In Sports News this Monday: Plzeň now seven points ahead of Sparta following fifth straight win over rivals; Mladá Boleslav blow points lead but Slavia draw near leaders with sixth win in row; and Třinec fail to pick up any points for first time this Extraliga season.
Plzeň seven points ahead of Sparta after victory
“I’m glad that we do well against Sparta. It was our fifth win over them in a row. We took three points in front of our home fans – so I’m satisfied. I hope that after this performance we can kick on, because we weren’t doing so well mentally after Thursday. That makes this win all the more valuable.”
The only goal of the most anticipated game of the weekend came from Plzeň striker Michal Krmenčík. The 23-year-old told reporters that scoring against Sparta was the fulfilment of a childhood dream – but said it was very early days indeed.
“When you play against Sparta it’s something more than playing against for instance Zlín. Sparta are Sparta. But as we are Plzeň, Sparta must be beaten… However, we’re not even halfway through the league yet. There are other teams in the mix, like Mladá Boleslav. We still have to play Mladá Boleslav and that’s another game we need to win if we are to stay in contention for the title.”