Sparta extend league lead with win over Příbram

Sparta Prague have extended their lead at the top of the Czech soccer league after a 1:0 away win over Příbram on Saturday evening. The leaders found the net 10 minutes from time when captain David Lafata converted a penalty. It was the striker’s 133rd goal in the Czech top flight, equalling a record set by Sparta legend Horst Seigl. However, Seigl scored a total 176 goals if his career in the previous Czechoslovak league is also counted. With 10 games remaining, Sparta are now 11 points clear of second-placed Viktoria Plzeň, who take on Slovácko on Sunday.