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banner Tuesday, 4 December, 2001, 11:40 GMT
Sparta stretch ahead
This is Sparta's last game before they meet Porto in the Champions League
Sparta Prague celebrate in the Champions League
World Football's Adrian Hobart reports from the Czech Republic on Sparta Prague v Chmel Blsany.

This week's featured match was something of a David and Goliath affair, as tiny Chmel Blsany looked to upset this season's surprise package in the Champion's League, Sparta Prague.

Chmel Blsany are a village club with a stadium big enough for only 6,000 fans.

They're desperately underfunded, and are currently languishing second from bottom of the Gambrinus league.

Sparta meanwhile were looking to extend their lead at the top.

They expect crowds of up to 60,000 for their Champions League ties.

But the gate was less than four thousand for the visit of lowly Blsany.

Sparta's Lukas Hartig
Sparta Prague's Lukas Hartig
Sparta went into this game smarting from a rare league defeat by their local title challengers Bohemians.

This was the last match before the Czech league takes its winter break.

And the favourites signed off in style with a resounding 4-0 victory.

Goals from Marek Kincl, Libov Sionko and a brace from Radim Holub gave Sparta an easy win.

You can listen to You can hear Adrian Hobart's report on BBC World Service's Sports Roundup on Saturday 1 December. Check local listings for exact times.

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