Viktoria Plzeň defender tested positive for doping

Viktoria Plzeň defender Michal Bystroň reportedly tested positive for doping after his team’s game against Bate Borisov in the Champions League in November. The news agency ČTK reported on Thursday that representatives of the governing body of European football, UEFA, had informed the Czech club of the find, saying that prohibited synthetic stimulants had been found in Bystroň’s sample. Viktoria Plzeň asked for the analysis of the B sample; at the same time, the club complained about the allegedly unusual circumstances of the anti-doping control procedure after the game in Minsk which Plzeň won 1:0. If doping is confirmed, David Bystroň might be out of the game for the rest of the season; however, Viktoria Plzeň would most likely face no repercussions and would be allowed to continue in UEFA’s Europa League in the spring.