Football: Sparta to face Panathinaikos


Football club Sparta Prague will face Greek side Panathinaikos in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. It will be the third time the Czech team has faced Panathinaikos since 2002. The two times Sparta faced the Greek club, the Czech side came away defeated. In 2002, Sparta lost a chance at the quarterfinal after suffering back to back losses. Last year Sparta also lost in Athens and at home.