The Czech football team Slavia Prague lost 1:3 to Inter Milan at the Sinobo
Stadium in Prague on Wednesday evening. With third placed Dortmund now five
points ahead of the Czech team, the loss means that Slavia is doomed to
finish last in the group and not qualify for the spring Europa League.
The game saw Inter take the lead in the 19. minute, but Slavia's Tomáš Souček equalised from a penalty before half time. A deflected shot by Lukáš Masopust in the second half could have seen Slavia go into the lead, but goalkeeper Samir Handanović managed to push the shot out for a corner. Goals by Inter's Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez then sealed the result for the away side in the last 10 minutes.
Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 in a Group F Champions League match on
home ground on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi opened the scoring after just three minutes, but left-back Jan Boril evened the score five minutes after half-time giving Slavia reason to hope.
Despite Slavia’s spirited performance they missed several fine opportunities and in the 57th minute Slavia winger Peter Olayinka deflected a Luis Suarez close-range shot into his own net, sealing Barcelon’s victory.
Barcelona top Group F with seven points from three games. Slavia are at the bottom with a single point.
Slavia Prague were beaten 2:0 by Borussia Dortmund in football’s
Champions League in the Czech capital on Wednesday night. Both of the
Bundesliga side’s goals were scored by defender Achraf Hakimi, who found
the net on 35 minutes and again in the dying moments of the match.
Wednesday’s result leaves Slavia second from bottom of their group on one point, ahead of Inter Milan on goal difference. The Czech league champions – who drew at Inter in their opening game – will play host to Spanish giants Barcelona on October 23.
Slavia Prague are preparing to play their first Champions League game in 12
years, away against Inter Milan, on Tuesday night. Slavia have a tough
group that also features Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund and their manager,
Jindřich Trpišovský, says the club’s aim will be to still be in
European competition after Christmas.
To achieve that the Czech title-holders would need to come at least third in the group, a result that would give them a place in the knock-out stages of the second-tier Europa League.
This is only the second time Slavia have reached the Champions League.
Czech international football forward Patrik Schick has left the Italian
club Roma for RB Leipzig in Germany’s Bundesliga. It is a one-year loan
deal with an option for Leipzig to make the move permanent.
Schick moved to Roma from Genoa in 2017 for EUR 38 million but failed to live up to expectations and only scored eight times in 57 games.
The rangy 23-year-old has made 18 appearances for the Czech national team, finding then net eight times.
Slavia Prague have put themselves in a good position to reach the Champions League group stage after beating Romanian side Cluj 1:0 away in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie. The Czech side’s goal came from Lukáš Masopust in the first half, while in the second goalkeeper Ondřej Kolář saved a penalty and the hosts hit the woodwork. The second leg takes place in Prague next Wednesday.
Sparta Prague manager Václav Jílek has accused his players of making
trivial and naive mistakes in defence after a 3:4 defeat at Mladá Boleslav
in Czech football’s First League on Sunday. Sparta have seven points out
of a possible 15 after the first five rounds of the season.
Defending champions Slavia Prague are first on 13 points after a 1:0 win over Jablonec at the weekend. Viktoria Plzen were beaten 2:0 at home by Slovácko; last season’s runners-up have now failed to score in four games.
A fan of the football club Victoria Plzeň has died following a skirmish in
a pub in Kutná Hora. The man died of his injuries on Friday at a hospital
Police say they have identified a suspect in the death of the 36-year-old Plzeň supporter and have filed a motion for his arrest.
The suspect is allegedly a regular at the Kutná Hora pub, where the deceased had been watching his team play a televised away game against a Belgian club.
It is unclear whether football featured in the clash between the two men.