AC Sparta Praha in UEFA Football Cup this autumn

Sparta Praha - football team from Prague Football matches between international teams are usually very attractive, and as it is quite actual now, I decided to write about it a little bit more.

Earlier this month, in UEFA headquarters, Swiss town Nyon, there was a group stage computer draw of UEFA Cup. The Czech Republic has three representatives this year, Liberec, Mlada Boleslav, and Sparta Praha. Other local team, Slavia Praha, couldn’t make it through Tottenham Hotspur.

Sparta Praha AC Sparta Praha plays in group F against interesting rivals including AFC Ajax Amsterdam, and RCD Espanyol Barcelona. The rule is that each team plays two home matches and twice as a visiting team, no return matches. First three teams from each group will be completed by eight teams from the champions league to form the first knockout round. Finally, the final match will be played at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.

The first Sparta’s match is a home one against Espanyol on Thursday Oct 19 at 20:15. Advance sale of tickets to this game is starting on Oct 12 in team’s Customer Centre. The price varies from 250 CZK to 950 CZK depending on the sector. The address is Milady Horakove 98, and the area as you probably know is called Letna. I think they are opened daily from nine to late afternoon, but they have a lunch break between 12-13. You can contact the centre at their e-mail address zcentrum@sparta.cz.

Michal Bilek - head coach of Sparta Praha Another Sparta’s home match is against Ajax on Nov 23. I haven’t found any press analyses, comments, or predictions yet, but according to Sparta’s head coach Michal Bilek:

Ajax are the clear favourites and Espanyol are also a very strong side. We can play well-balanced games with the two other opponents and can advance. It’s very attractive group for the fans.

I guess it’s true, it will be very attractive if the full house of cca twenty thousand people arrive to support „Iron Sparta“.

Oct 14, 00:36 (Filed under: Sport in Prague, Prague events )

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