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Čišovský honoured as Plzeň regain Czech crown

Published: Monday 18 May 2015, 21.04CET
Veteran Pavel Horváth was given a standing ovation as FC Viktoria Plzeň claimed their third Czech title, which they dedicated to stricken team-mate Marián Čišovský.
by Ondřej Zlámal
from Prague
Čišovský honoured as Plzeň regain Czech crown
Plzeň celebrate after capturing the 2014/15 Czech title ©Ondřej Zlámal

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Published: Monday 18 May 2015, 21.04CET

Čišovský honoured as Plzeň regain Czech crown

Veteran Pavel Horváth was given a standing ovation as FC Viktoria Plzeň claimed their third Czech title, which they dedicated to stricken team-mate Marián Čišovský.

FC Viktoria Plzeň dedicated their third Czech title to Marián Čišovský after wrapping it up with two matches to spare.

First-half headers from Roman Hubník and František Rajtoral in Monday's 2-0 victory over FC Vysočina Jihlava left Miroslav Koubek's charges with a six-point advantage over AC Sparta Praha with two rounds remaining. Plzeň have a superior head-to-head record against their nearest rivals having beaten them 2-0 home and away.

Plzeň dedicated their triumph to Slovakian defender Marián Čišovský, a former team-mate battling serious illness who joined the celebrations at full-time. It was also an emotional moment for captain Pavel Horváth, 40, having announced he will retire after a farewell match on 2 June. He was given a long standing ovation when he came on as a substitute.

It is Horváth's fifth Czech title, his third with Plzeň; for Koubek it was a first. The 63-year old returned to the club in August 2014, replacing Dušan Uhrin Jr. Plzeň will now hope to complete a hat-trick of UEFA Champions League group stage appearances having qualified in 2011 and 2013. They enter in the third qualifying round.

"I am a hard man, but I had tears in my eyes because of Marián," said Koubek. "If I could swap the title I have been waiting for for 32 years, for his health, I would do it immediately."

Last updated: 18/05/15 21.12CET

Results

Czech First League 2014/15

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/12/2017 19:05 CET

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BaníkBaník17:00LiberecLiberec
Venue: Ostrava

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Bohemians 1905Bohemians 190517:00Mladá BoleslavMladá Boleslav
Venue: Prague

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DuklaDukla17:00Slavia PrahaSlavia Praha
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JablonecJablonec17:00KarvináKarviná
Venue: Jablonec

12/05/2018

TepliceTeplice17:00BrnoBrno
Venue: Teplice

12/05/2018

PlzeňPlzeň17:00SlováckoSlovácko
Venue: Plzen

12/05/2018

JihlavaJihlava17:00Sparta PrahaSparta Praha
Venue: Jihlava

12/05/2018

ZlínZlín17:00SigmaSigma
Venue: Zlin

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