Plzeň lose 4:1 to Lyon in first leg of Europa League round of 16 tie

Viktoria Plzeň were beaten 4:1 by the French club Olympic Lyonnais on Thursday night in the first leg of their round of 16 tie in the Europa League, European soccer’s second tier club competition. Plzeň got off to a bright start when Tomáš Hořava opened the scoring after two minutes, but the hosts drew level soon afterwards and took the lead in the second half. The second leg takes place in West Bohemia next Thursday.