In Sports News: Sparta Prague collapse and Slavia Prague go two points ahead with one game remaining in the Czech football league; Sparta’s boss announces his decision to quit at the end of the season – and is promptly sacked; the Czechs are beaten by Sweden at the Ice Hockey World Championships; Patrik Eliáš is hurt by a TV camera in that game, but should be fit for Wednesday’s quarter-finals game; Štěpánka Hilgertová, 40, wins her second European slalom title; and Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara wins the Prague International Marathon.
Sparta collapse allows Slavia chance of first league title in 12 years
In any case, the league title is very much within the grasp of Slavia Prague, who beat Mladá Boleslav 2:0 away at the weekend. They are two points ahead of Sparta but have the edge in head-to-head games, so now need to only draw at home to Jablonec on Saturday to take their first league title in 12 years. What’s more, the game will probably take place at Slavia’s rebuilt Eden – and what could be better than winning the league in your first competitive game at a freshly-unveiled new stadium?
Czechs lose to Sweden at Ice Hockey World Championships
Eliáš injures foot but should be back for next game
Hilgertová takes second European slalom title at 40
The great Czech canoeist Štěpánka Hilgertová took gold in the K1 category at the European Slalom Championships in Krakow, Poland on Saturday. It was the second such title for Hilgertová, who is now 40.
Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara wins Prague International Marathon
Photo: Štěpánka Budková