Viktoria Plzeň knocked out of Europa League in last 16 stage

15-03-2013

Viktoria Plzeň have been knocked out of the Europa League, the continent’s second-tier club competition, in the last 16 stage. The Czech club went into Thursday night’s game against Fenerbahce trailing 1:0 from the home leg in West Bohemia last week. After the Turkish side took the lead in the first half in Istanbul, Plzeň managed to get one back through a Vladimír Darida strike on 61 minutes to give themselves some hope of advancing. However, they were unable to find the net again and the second leg ended 1:1, giving Fenerbahce a 2:1 win on aggregate.