Sparta Prague earn Europa League first round win against Krasnodar


In football, Sparta Prague got off to a promising start in the first leg of their Europa League home tie against Russia’s Krasnodar in Prague on Thursday night. Sparta won the tie 1:0 thanks to a 64 minute header by young striker Lukáš Juliš. The win puts Sparta on course for the quarter finals of the competition if they can hold Krasnodar to a draw or better in the second leg. Sparta are the only Czech team remaining in European club competitions.