Jablonec stole the Czech football headlines at the weekend with an emphatic 3-0 derby victory over former 2005/6 champions and north Bohemian rivals Liberec. Czech international David Lafata was the hero as he bagged himself a hattrick, keeping Jablonec’s faint championship hopes alive.
I was particularly excited that Lafata may have scored the perfect hattrick*, but on closer inspection of the shoddy Czech sports production it looks as though his first two goals are both off his right foot, which is a real shame:
League leaders Plzen recorded a home win over Hradec Králové, while Sparta kept pace away at Ostrava.
*left foot; right foot; header.