The good run of form in the Champions League continued for Bayern Munich on matchday three. The defending Bundesliga champions managed to take a big step towards sealing a spot in the round of 16 by smashing five goals past Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday. Courtesy of the win against Plzen, Bayern remained top of Group C with nine points.
MATCH RECAP AND HIGHLIGHTS: REAL MADRID FEMENINO 2-0 SK SLAVIA PRAHA
Real Madrid completed their third preseason game with a third consecutive victory, recording a 2-0 win over SK Slavia Praha. Alberto Toril lined his players up in a 4-3-3 formation: Gérard; Lucía, Sousa, Ivana, Olga; Toletti, Tere, Weir; Athenea, Esther, Møller. Slavia Praha tested Madrid with a compact 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 mid-block; one of the front two tried to mark the pivot while the rest of the shape stayed narrow and denied passes through the middle.
ARSENAL, HAMMERS SNUBBED FOR LEVERKUSEN MOVE
The London duo of Arsenal and West Ham United were snubbed by young Czech Republic star Adam Hlosek following his move to German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month. The teenage attacker left Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic top flight to sign for Leverkusen. Hlosek is widely regarded as one of the most promising young forwards in Czech Republic in recent times.
Hlosek made over 100 appearances for Sparta Prague before his move to Bayer Leverkusen was officially confirmed at the start of this month. West Ham United and Arsenal were interested in him before his transfer to Leverkusen. Hammers boss David Moyes has a strong Czech connection in his team with the likes of Alex Kral, Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek. Ex-Arsenal player Tomas Rosicky gave a glowing review to Arsenal for the player as the Sparta Prague sporting director. Continue reading “ARSENAL, HAMMERS SNUBBED FOR LEVERKUSEN MOVE”
CZECH STAR FUELS CITY TITLE CHARGE
Czech Republic defender Vladimir Coufalfuelled the Premier League title charge for defending champions Manchester Cityafter he scored the second goalfor the Citizensby putting through his own net. The own goal from Czech Republic right-back ensured that Manchester City came from two goals down to secure a draw against London team West Ham United via a 2-2 draw.
Manchester City came into the West Ham game with the quest to get the win that would take the Premier League holders closer to retaining their title. In-form Jarrod Bowen scored the first goal of the game on 24 minutes before he doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time. The former Hull City star was the difference between the two teams at the end of the first 45 minutes. His two goals proved to be the difference for the Hammers who led 2-0 at the break at the expense of Manchester City. Continue reading “CZECH STAR FUELS CITY TITLE CHARGE”
CZECH DUO FEATURE IN LEICESTER DRAW
The Czech Republic duo of Tomas Soucek andVladimir Coufal featured in the West Ham United starting XI during the 2-2 draw with hosts Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend. Czech Republic seniornational team right-back Coufal was substituted for Ryan Fredericks midway into the second half after he was given a torrid time by Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes. On his part, Czech Republic international Soucekwas on for the entire duration of the league match which took place at the King Power Stadium.
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COUFAL SENT OFF IN ARSENAL WIN
Czech Republic right-back Vladimir Coufalsaw red for West Ham United as they went down to a London Derby defeat at the hands of hosts Arsenal in the Premier League. The West Ham right-back was sent off midway into the second half after two yellow cards and his exit put an end to hopes of getting something out of the game for his team.
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REVEALED: WHY WILLIAN REJECTED SLAVIA PRAGUE’S OFFER
Former Arsenal star Willian may have only sigefor Brazil Serie A side Corinthians but he rejected a lot of offers from some other clubs in doing so. After falling down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, the Brazilian winger knee that the best thing he could do was to seal a move to another club as it was the best thing for him as well.
Arsenal were also keen to let go of the player as they wanted to cut down on llgsr wages given that Willian was one of the highest earners at the club following his move from Chelsea a couple of months ago. William’s Arsenal career began to fade even though he had a successful debut for the Gunners after registering three assists on his first Premier League game for the north London club. Continue reading “REVEALED: WHY WILLIAN REJECTED SLAVIA PRAGUE’S OFFER”
SPURS TO RIVAL EVERTON FOR SCHICK
North London giants Tottenham Hotspur will rival Merseyside club Everton for the signature of Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick who was sensational for the Czech Republic at Euro 2020. Everton were the first club linked with the former AS Roma attacker before they were joined by Spurs.
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WEST HAM KEEN ON CZECH PLAYER
West Ham United have recorded huge successes with the signings of players from Czech Republic and they are about to go through the same route following the news that they are interested in signing Czech Republic international Alex Kral from Spartak Moscow in the Russia Premier League.
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SOUCEK IMPRESSES FOR WEST HAM
Czech Republic international player Tomas Soucek has been one of the standout players for West Ham United in their bid to secure Champions League football at the end of the season. He continued his good form for the Hammers in the latest win over Leicester City at the weekend.
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