In football, Czech league leaders Viktoria Plzeň secured a narrow 1:0 away
win against Zlín on Sunday night.
The win leaves Plzeň nine points clear of second placed Slavia Prague with a game in hand. It was the first league win for Plzeň since the start of the Spring half of the season.
Slavia failed to close the gap on Saturday in spite of overhauling a three goal deficit to draw 3:3 in the Prague derby against Sparta Prague.
In football, Sparta Prague allowed a 3:0 half time lead to evaporate in the
Prague derby against Slavia.
Slavia equalized in the fifth minute of extra time when Milan Škoda converted a penalty. The draw leaves Slavia in second place in the league, six points adrift of leaders Viktoria Plzeň. Plzeň play later on Sunday.
Sparta, playing at home, still have not got a win under their new manager, Pavel Hapal.
The last Czech football team in European competitions, Viktoria Plzeň, has
been eliminated from the Europa League and hopes of getting through to the
Plzeň clawed back a two goal deficit from the away leg against Sporting Lisbon at home on Thursday night thanks to two gaols from Marek Bakoš. But Sporting Lisbon found the net in extra time to dash the West Bohemian club’s hopes.
Lisbon had earlier hit the post and missed a penalty in regular time.
Football's Petr Čech reached a major milestone on Sunday becoming the
first goalkeeper in Premier League history to keep 200 clean sheets.
Thirty-eight of those were with current club Arsenal and 162 were with Chelsea. On Sunday, Arsenal beat Watford 3:0. In the match, Čech saved a spot kick by Troy Deeney - his first saved penalty in the top flight since 2011, sources reported.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had praise for the goalkeeper, calling the record "absolutely remarkable".
In football, Viktoria Plzeň lost in the first leg of their Europa League
last 16 away tie against Portuguese team Sporting Lisbon 2:0.
Both goals were scored by Montero. The result leaves the Czech club with a major challenge to get through to the quarter finals when they play at home in a week.
Manager Pavel Vrba said Lisbon’s individual quality showed through in the first leg and suggested the Czechs would have to score quickly in the second leg to stand a chance of overturning the deficit.