Synek crowned world champion in men’s single sculls at world rowing championships in New Zealand; motorcyclist Abraham clinches sensational win in Valencia; hooligan violence mars match-up between football’s Baník Ostrava and Plzeň; Petr Čech and Chelsea lose to Liverpool.
Synek crowned world champion at world rowing championships
Czech motoracing rider clinches first GP win
Football: Hooligan violence mars Plzeň-Ostrava match
But their win on Sunday was not without incident: the match was stopped for around twenty minutes due to hooligan violence outside the stadium gates. Hooligans attacked the police on site throwing bottles and stones, injuring six. Twelve people were arrested and four later charged. To regain control in the incident police resorted to using tear gas, which due to the wind, wafted onto the playing field, leading to the delay.
Sources say many of the hooligans were known well-known to law enforcement officials – extremists who came out for one thing and one thing only: not to clash with Plzeň fans but directly with the police.
Liverpool down Chelsea, Torres scores twice against Čech
Striker Ferdinand Torres scored twice against Petr Čech to help Liverpool beat Premiere League leader Chelsea 2:0 on Sunday. The Blues looked lacklustre against the resurgent Liverpool side and quickly fell behind: Torres first scored in the 11th minute on a through ball from Dirk Kuyt and scored again just before half time, curling a masterful shot past the star Czech goalie. The defeat leaves Chelsea at the top of the table but only two points ahead of Manchester United.
Hockey: Liberec win third-straight at home, downing Brno
In the Czech hockey league, Liberec won their third-straight on home ice, downing Brno 3:1 on Sunday. The White Tigers fell behind in the 42nd minute on a goal by Balej, but were able to turn the match around on two goals from Podkonický and one from Tomáš Kliment, who scored the winner with four minutes remaining.