In Sports News this Monday: Undefeated Sparta pull eight points clear after win over Plzeň; Plzeň prepare to face Lyon in Europa League; Czechs take three medals at World Indoor Athletics Championships; and Berdych exits Indian Wells after “worst match” of 2014.
Sparta pull eight points clear after win over Plzeň
With 11 games remaining, the unbeaten Sparta are now eight points clear of Plzeň, who are themselves 11 points ahead of third-placed Slovan Liberec. However, Sparta manager Vítězslav Lavička says there is a lot of work to do before his team can lift what would be their first title in four years.
“I believe we will not fall prey to any mistaken self-satisfaction after increasing our lead at the top of the table, because last season we learned how easy it is to not pick up points against relatively weak opponents. That may have cost us the title. We don’t want to repeat the same mistake.”
Plzeň travel to Lyon for Europa League tie first-leg
Viktoria Plzeň will be in Europa League action on Thursday, when they travel to Lyon for the first leg of their last-16 tie. The Czech side got to this stage via a win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Bottom club Bohemians sack boss Weber
Briefly returning to the Czech top flight, Bohemians 1905 have sacked coach Jozef Weber. The Prague side are at the bottom of the table and five points away from safety.
Czechs take three medals at World Athletics Indoors
“It’s 100-percent more. It’s the world championships, isn’t it? But also it’s been better in terms of my performance. I really appreciate it, and I hope that it gets even better.”