Arsenal’s Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech helped his team secure a last four
place in the Europa League on Thursday night against CSKA Moscow.
Arsenal took a comfortable 4:1 first leg lead into the second leg away tie. But the Gunners were given a shock after conceding two goals on either side of the half time break.
Late goals by Welbeck and Ramsey calmed their nerves ahead of the eventual 2:2 draw.
Former national football team captain Tomáš Rosický, who played for the
clubs Sparta Prague, Borussia Dortmund, and Arsenal, will officially end
his professional career at Prague’s Sparta stadium on June 9 of this
The star midfielder will play in a testimonial match at Sparta’s stadium in Prague, featuring fellow players from the national squad and international stars.
Organisers have not released a list of the players yet.
In football, Czech league leaders Viktoria Plzeň secured a narrow 1:0 away
win against Zlín on Sunday night.
The win leaves Plzeň nine points clear of second placed Slavia Prague with a game in hand. It was the first league win for Plzeň since the start of the Spring half of the season.
Slavia failed to close the gap on Saturday in spite of overhauling a three goal deficit to draw 3:3 in the Prague derby against Sparta Prague.
The last Czech football team in European competitions, Viktoria Plzeň, has
been eliminated from the Europa League and hopes of getting through to the
Plzeň clawed back a two goal deficit from the away leg against Sporting Lisbon at home on Thursday night thanks to two gaols from Marek Bakoš. But Sporting Lisbon found the net in extra time to dash the West Bohemian club’s hopes.
Lisbon had earlier hit the post and missed a penalty in regular time.
Football's Petr Čech reached a major milestone on Sunday becoming the
first goalkeeper in Premier League history to keep 200 clean sheets.
Thirty-eight of those were with current club Arsenal and 162 were with Chelsea. On Sunday, Arsenal beat Watford 3:0. In the match, Čech saved a spot kick by Troy Deeney - his first saved penalty in the top flight since 2011, sources reported.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had praise for the goalkeeper, calling the record "absolutely remarkable".
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