Football goalkeeper Petr Čech has drawn differences between his current
club Arsenal and former club Chelsea under manager Jose Mourinho,
suggesting his former manager had a different philosophy when it came to
Čech told the French football website So Foot that Mourinho had wanted to always win at all costs and was not accepting of draws. He said that the approach by Arsene Wenger was not about victory at all costs but that the club wanted to win in “a certain way”. But he also said the situation was changing. Čech posted his first clean sheet of the season against Bournemouth at the weekend. The score was 3:0.
Arsenal had lost the previous two matches, including 4:0 against Liverpool.
Germany clinches a last minute victory over the Czech Republic in a key FIFA qualifier; Kolocová and Kvapilová triumph in beach volleyball tournament; Czech women’s tennis stars battle on to the quarter-finals at the US Open; Haydn Porteous is victorious in Czech Masters golf tournament and Jaroslav Jartim defeated in inaugural martial arts contest
In football, the Czech Republic’s dreams for qualifying for next year’s
World Cup in Russia have been shattered after a 1:2 defeat by Germany in
Prague on Friday night. The Czechs now sit seven points behind Northern
Ireland, the second placed team in their qualifying group, with World Cup
holders Germany on the top spot.
Germany’s opening goal through Timo Werner was cancelled out by a 78th minute equaliser from Hertha Berlin’s Vladimir Darida, but a late winner from Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels re-established the lead with only two minutes to go.
Italian football club Roma and Sampdoria have reached a deal over Czech
striker Patrik Schick, the Czech News Agency reported Monday citing the
Italian news agency ANSA. The 21-year-old player, who was long sought by
Juventus before a minor heart issue during the summer, since resolved, will
first be loaned for six million euros with an obligation to buy by the end
of the season for an additional 30 million euros plus bonuses.
Schick will be Roma’s most expensive acquisition in the club’s history, ČTK reported, and the second-most expensive Czech player in the history of the game after Pavel Nedvěd, who was bought by Juventus from Lazio for roughly 41 million euros in 2001 (approximately 50 million adjusted).
Slavia Prague have failed to reach the group stage of the lucrative
Champions League after a 0:0 home draw with the Greek club APOEL on
Wednesday night. The Czech league champions had lost the first, away leg
0:2 the previous week.
Slavia will now go through to the continent’s second-tier club competition, the Europa League. A draw for its group stage takes place on Friday.