All three Czech teams in third round qualifying matches for the Europa League on Thursday suffered heavy defeats, meaning that only one Czech team, domestic league champions Sparta, still have any chance of progressing. On Thursday Plzeň lost 5:2 against Ploješť, Mladá Boleslav fell to Lyon by a lopsided score of 2:6 and Liberec lost to Giurgiu by the same margin.
Sparta, defeated in the Champions League, faces the Netherlands’ PEC Zwolle.
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