Sparta Prague drew 1:1 with Lazio Rome in the first leg at home of the last 16 round of the Europa League. Sparta went ahead early with a superb strike by Frýdek in the 17th minute. Lazio’s Parolo equalized from close range in the 38th minute after a scramble in the goalmouth. Lazio had most of the pressure in the second half with Lazio’s Candreva hitting the post in the 58th minute. Sparta now have to score at least one goal in Rome in a week to go through to the last eight of the competition for the first time.
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