Prestigious French magazine L'Equipe has ranked 21-year-old Czech
striker Patrik Schick 20th in the world in its list of top 50 football
players up to age of 21.
The top spot went to Marco Asensio of Real Madrid.
Schick is on loan to Roma who will buy him by the end of one year from Sampdoria for an estimated 42 million euros. Last season, he scored 11 goals in the top flight.
Football club Viktoria Plzeň won their seventh match in a row on Monday,
defeating Zlín by a score of 2:1. The win set a new club record and leaves
them undefeated so far this season in the Czech top flight, six points
ahead of defending champions Slavia.
With the win, Plzeň also rebounded from their 3:0 loss against Bucharest club FCSB in the Europa League.
Slavia Prague beat Sparta Prague 2:0 in a derby game at the former’s Eden
stadium on Sunday evening. The result means Slavia, who are reigning
champions, have now equalled Sparta’s 33-match unbeaten league run, the
longest such sequence since the foundation of the Czech Republic.
Slavia’s goals came from Škoda and Hušbauer in the last 20 minutes. They had earlier seen a goal disallowed while Sparta had a man sent off in the dying minutes.
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.
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