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Valverde accepts criticism after Barcelona held by Slavia Prague

Posted Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by PA54 hits

Ernesto Valverde says he understands why some Barcelona supporters whistled his team following the disappointing goalless draw with Slavia Prague in the Champions League.Barca would have taken a major step towards the knockout stages of the competition with victory at the Nou Camp.But Valverde’s side, who struck the woodwork through Lionel Messi, were unable to break down the Czech champio...Full Story »

Pressure builds on Barcelona boss Valverde after Slavia Prague draw

Posted Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by PA58 hits

Barcelona failed to ease growing pressure on head coach Ernesto Valverde after being held to a surprise goalless draw at home by Slavia Prague in the Champions League.Valverde was eager for a swift return to winning ways following the criticism which greeted Saturday’s surprise LaLiga loss at Levante.But the anticipated home win failed to materialise as below-par Barca produced an uninspir...Full Story »

Barca vs Slavia Praha - Valverde keen for Barca to move on from criticism after Levante defeat

Posted Tuesday, November 05, 2019 by PA81 hits

Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona must swiftly move on from the criticism which greeted the end of their seven-match winning run by beating Slavia Prague in the Champions League.Barca know victory over the Czech champions on Tuesday evening will be a major step towards the knockout stages of the competition.The in-form LaLiga leaders have been flying in recent weeks but were brought back down to e...Full Story »

More history for Messi as Barca battle past Slavia Prague

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2019 by PA52 hits

Lionel Messi made Champions League history as Barcelona scraped an unconvincing 2-1 success at Slavia Prague to move top of Group F.Messi became the first player to score in 15 consecutive seasons of the competition by putting the visitors ahead inside three minutes.Czech champions Slavia deservedly levelled through Jan Boril early in the second half, but Barca secured a sixth successive win in ...Full Story »

Chelsea 4 Slavia Prague 3 (5-3 agg): Sarri's men reach semis despite alarming second half

Posted Friday, April 19, 2019 by Goal.com105 hits

Slavia Prague put up a good fight against Chelsea, but Maurizio Sarri's men progressed in the Europa League after Thursday's 4-3 win. Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 4-3 in a thrilling encounter to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals despite an alarmingly complacent second-half performance at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. Petr Sevcik scored a fine brace just after the break to make Che...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Slavia Praha - Olivier Giroud wants more opportunities if he is to commit to Chelsea

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019 by PA157 hits

Olivier Giroud has demanded a “more important role” in order to stay at Chelsea next season.France’s World Cup-winning striker admitted he has yet to meet Chelsea’s board about whether he will remain at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have the option to extend the 32-year-old’s deal by another year, with Giroud hoping for a meeting with club bosses before the end of the cam...Full Story »

Chelsea fans take aim at Mo Salah with racist chant ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS96 hits

A small section of Chelsea supporters have this evening been filmed racially abusing Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, ahead of the meeting between the clubs this weekend. Liverpool vs Chelsea Jurgen Klopp's Reds are set to welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Sunday evening, in a crucial matchup in the race for both the Premier League title, and a spot in next season's Champions League. Liverpool's c...Full Story »

Sarri admits he did not want to use Hazard against Slavia Prague

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by PA79 hits

Maurizio Sarri admitted he was forced to throw Eden Hazard into action in a bid to rescue the Europa League quarter-final first leg at Slavia Prague.Chelsea head coach Sarri concedes he did not want to use Hazard at the Sinobo Stadium, but the Blues’ lacklustre showing forced his hand in the second-half.Marcos Alonso’s late header saved Chelsea’s night, with the Blues now expec...Full Story »

Slavia Prague 0 Chelsea 1: Alonso steals first-leg lead

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019 by Goal.com102 hits

Slavia Prague dominated Chelsea on Thursday but fell to a potentially costly home defeat thanks to Marcos Alonso's winner.       Marcos Alonso snatched a precious 1-0 away win for Chelsea in their Europa League quarter-final first leg at Slavia Prague on Thursday. The Blues started with N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard on the bench and were outplayed for long periods until Alon...Full Story »

Slavia Praha vs Chelsea - Sarri says Drinkwater does not suit his style at Chelsea

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 by PA137 hits

Maurizio Sarri told Danny Drinkwater he was surplus to requirements at Chelsea before the current season even started.Former Leicester star Drinkwater has not featured at all in a competitive game under head coach Sarri at Chelsea this season, and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in Cheshire on April 9.Sarri informed Drinkwater back in August he could not fit into his tactical system a...Full Story »

Sparta Praha 1 - 0 Southampton: Southampton's Europa League hopes go down to the last game after Prague defeat

Posted Thursday, November 24, 2016 by PA85 hits

Southampton's hopes of reaching the Europa League's knockout stages have been left in the balance after a 1-0 defeat at Sparta Prague. A familiarly ineffective performance against a team they had beaten earlier this season means they must at least draw at home to Hapoel Be'er Sheva in December if they are to qualify. They came to Prague in the knowledge victory against a team they overcame 3-0...Full Story »

Sparta Praha vs Southampton - Shane Long leaves newborn son at home

Posted Thursday, November 24, 2016 by PA106 hits

Shane Long hopes to inspire Southampton's bid to reach the Europa League knockout stages after leaving his newborn son for Thursday's visit to Sparta Prague. Should they win at the Generali Arena and Hapoel Be'er Sheva not defeat Inter Milan, Saints' progress from Group K will be secured, even with one remaining fixture at home to the Israelis in December. Long's preparations for Thursday have...Full Story »

Southampton 3 - 0 Sparta Praha: Southampton register fine win at the start of their Europa League campaign

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2016 by PA89 hits

Southampton made a winning start to their Europa League campaign and gave Claude Puel his first win as manager with a convincing 3-0 defeat of Sparta Prague. They remain in pursuit of their first Premier League victory of the season but demonstrated their potential with a fine performance at St Mary's to take first place in Group K. Puel made seven changes to the team that on Saturday lost 2-1...Full Story »

Southampton vs Sparta Praha - Eddie Jones visits Saints as they prepare for Sparta Prague

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2016 by PA97 hits

Southampton's preparations for Thursday's Europa League visit of Sparta Prague have included a visit from England rugby head coach Eddie Jones. The Australian visited the club's training ground on Wednesday morning, and though he was there for his own experience, he had a conversation with manager Claude Puel and his first-team squad. Frenchman Puel remains fond of rugby having been born in Ca...Full Story »

Sparta Praha 2 - 4 Villarreal: Villarreal ease into Europa League semi-finals with victory over Sparta Prague

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2016 by PA103 hits

Villarreal eased into the semi-finals of the Europa League with a 4-2 second-leg victory over Sparta Prague. Leading 2-1 from the first leg in Spain, Villarreal put the tie to bed with three goals in the first half, and a late comeback from the Czechs was too little, too late. Cedric Bakambu scored his third of the tie in the fifth minute before two goals in three minutes at the end of the hal...Full Story »

Sparta Praha vs Villarreal - Cedric Bakambu eyeing Europa League last four

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2016 by PA167 hits

Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu is determined to continue his side's successful season by helping them book a place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. His side strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Primera Division with a win over Getafe at the weekend and they head to Sparta Prague with a 2-1 advantage from last week's first leg. Bakambu scored both goals for...Full Story »

Villarreal 2 - 1 Sparta Praha: Cedric Bakambu at the double as Villarreal hold narrow advantage

Posted Thursday, April 07, 2016 by PA74 hits

The in-form Cedric Bakambu scored twice as Villarreal took a 2-1 first-leg lead in their Europa League quarter-final against Sparta Prague. The DR Congo forward's farcical third-minute opener was cancelled out in first-half stoppage time by Jakub Brabec to leave the scores level at the break. But he struck again just after the hour - his seventh goal in six games - to give his side a slender a...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Sparta Praha - Suarez setting sights on more Europa League glory

Posted Thursday, April 07, 2016 by PA157 hits

Denis Suarez has already experienced one Europa League trophy win and has his sights set on another. The 22-year-old midfielder was an unused substitute for Sevilla when they beat Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3-2 to win last season's competition. Having joined Villarreal in the summer, Suarez is enjoying another extended run in the Europa League. The Spanish side are favourites to beat Czech outfit ...Full Story »

Lazio 0 - 3 Sparta Praha: Sparta Prague stun Lazio in Rome

Posted Thursday, March 17, 2016 by PA125 hits

Sparta Prague produced a brilliant first-half performance to thrash Lazio 3-0 and advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday. With the tie finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Prague last week, the visitors stunned the home fans inside the Stadio Olimpico with three goals in the opening period to run out 4-1 winners on aggregate. Midfielder Borek Dockal opened the scoring in t...Full Story »

Sparta Praha 1 - 1 Lazio: Lazio come from behind to salvage Europa League draw with Sparta Prague

Posted Thursday, March 10, 2016 by PA60 hits

Sparta Prague and Lazio could not be split in a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash. Sparta went ahead early in the first half but Lazio hit back before half-time to get an important away goal which means it is all to play for in the second leg next week. Play was briefly stopped in the first half after players appeared upset by alleged racist chanting from Lazio fan...Full Story »

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