Viktoria Plzeň beat Željezničar Sarajevo in Champions League qualifier first leg

The Czech title-holders Viktoria Plzeň beat Željezničar Sarajevo 4:3 at home in the first leg of a Champions League second qualification round tie on Tuesday evening. Plzeň went behind early in the second half when the visitors opened the scoring before eventually taking a 4:2 lead; Željezničar scored again with only five minutes remaining, but the hosts managed to hold out and take all three points. The West Bohemian club reached the Champions League for the first time two years ago and last season topped a group in the Europa League that also included Italy’s Napoli.

Author: Ian Willoughby