Viktoria Plzeň to face Partizan Belgrade in Europa League knock-out phase

Czech football club Viktoria Plzeň is set to appear in the knock-out stage of the Europa League after a four year-break. The Czechs will face Partisan Belgrade in the Serbian capital on Thursday night.

The leaders of the Czech football league won the group stage in autumn ahead of FCSB Bucharest, Lugano and Beer-Sheva. Viktoria Plzeň reached Europa League semi-finals twice in the seasons 2012/13 and 2013/14.