Czech Republic round-up: Zizkov climb into top spot

FK Viktoria Zizkov climbed to the top of the Czech first division on Sunday by beating FC Brno 2-1.

FK Viktoria Zizkov climbed to the top of the Czech first division on Sunday after beating FC Brno 2-1.

Zizkov take the reins
Zizkov took advantage of AC Sparta Praha’s defeat to FC Slovan Liberec the day before to move into top spot, but had to come back from a goal down after Martin Kotúlek’s 49th-minute opener for Brno. A penalty from Ales Pikl midway through the second half and a Michal Pospísil goal six minutes from time were enough for Zizkov to take the spoils.

Last-minute leveller
Radim Kucera’s last-minute equaliser for SK Sigma Olomouc foiled CU Bohemians Praha's plans to move level on points with deposed leaders Sparta. Bohemians looked to have secured all three points when Ivan Dvorak struck ten minutes from time, but Kucera got his head to a David Kobilýk corner to ensure honours ended even.

Homola makes a point
Elsewhere, FK Jablonec 97 recovered to take a point from their match with fourth-placed FC Baník Ostrava as Jirí Homola poached a late goal to level at 2-2. Jirí Masek gave the home side a first-half lead before Miroslav Matusovic and René Bolf looked to have wrapped up the points for Baník during the second half. But a desperate final few minutes ended with Homola poking home a rebound off the crossbar to level the scores in the dying seconds.

Slavia held
SK Slavia Praha failed to make the most of Baník’s slip as they were held 0-0 by SK Hradec Králové. Edvard Lasota’s goal enabled ten-man FK Drnovice to salvage a 1-1 draw after having Fabio Luis Gomes sent off in the first half of their game against FK Teplice, who had gone ahead on 50 minutes through Petr Vorisek.

Synot sunk
FC Príbram overcame 1. FC Synot 1-0 thanks to Horst Siegl’s strike just before the break while rock-bottom SFC Opava look destined for the drop after losing 2-0 at home to their nearest rivals, second-from-bottom FK Chmel Blšany.