Slavia Prague make it 20 league titles with three rounds to play

June 25 – Slavia Prague secured a record twentieth league title on Wednesday after a 1-0 victory against Viktoria Plzen, establishing an insurmountable lead at the top of the table.

Petr Sevcik’s goal in the 69th’s minute was enough for the hosts to defeat Plzen and hand Slavia Prague a nine-point lead over their opponents in the table. Until then, the hosts had struggled to find a breach in the visitors’ defence in a balanced match.

With three rounds of play left, the club from the Czech capital can no longer be overtaken at the top of the rankings.

“It happened the best way imaginable, said Slavia Prague coach Jindrich Trpisovsky. “We finished our journey at home with Plzen. We defeated them and we have won the twentieth title. We are very proud that we could build on the people who have been making history here for more than a century.”

For Slavia, it was the sixth title since the Czech championship was founded following the split with Slovakia in 1993 and a second consecutive title after also triumphing in the 2018/2019 season.

“Very small details decided today’s match, the opponents were happier in their execution and that’s why they won,” commented Plzen coach Adrian Gula. “Congratulations to Slavia on their well-deserved title. It was a very good match. I don’t think Slavia are unbeatable. I believe we will be even stronger next season.”

The Czech league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but resumed at the end of May.

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