In Sports News: Sparta Prague win the Czech football league after one of the most dramatic season finales in recent years, setting a couple of impressive records along the way; defender Tomáš Řepka is the hero of the day after his goal seals the title; and the Czech Republic are on the ropes at the Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany.
Sparta win 11th league title since 1993 after dramatic final day of season
In the end, Sparta’s experience showed through in a 1:0 win over Teplice in the capital. When Baník could only manage a 2:2 draw with Příbram, Jablonec took second spot after a 2:0 victory over České Budějovice.
Midfielder Libor Sionko was asked why he thought Sparta had taken their 11th title since 1993.
“Because the club didn’t lose all season. For my taste, though, there were too many draws. Three wins and two defeats are better than five draws. It was tough in that we really had to fight to the last minute. Of course there were nerves and you would think, what if, what if things don’t go our way? But in the end those thoughts were put to one side – that was clear on the pitch.”
“Fantastic, I have to thank them again, they really were fantastic. Support is one thing Sparta know how to do well. Some people say that Baník have the best fans, but they’re mistaken. Sparta have the best fans, and you can see that here. They helped us get to the top, definitely, and not just today. I’d like to thank them.”