Brno Sports Weekly Report — Zbrjovka, Líšeň Look Good for Reaching Season Goals
FC Zbrojovka has earned 20 points in eight games since the COVID-19 pause. Photo credit: Petr Nečas / FC Zbrojovka.
Brno, June 24 (BD) — FC Zbrojovka continues unbeaten streak; SK Líšeň continues to tie top teams; Brno baseball teams fighting to stay up in standings; and the Brno sports schedule.
Zbrojovka, Líšeň Have Five Games Left
FC Zbrojovka has scored a point in the Fortuna:Národní Liga in every game since coming back from the novel coronavirus pause this spring, earning 20 points in eight games.
More sustained solid play will give the team a solid chance to move up into the higher league for next season.
Most recently, Zbrojovka completed a tough stretch with two wins and a tie, beating FC Vysočina Jihlava, 5-2; giving up a late goal to settle for a tie at FC Hradec Králové, 1-1; and then coming from behind to beat MFK Chrudim, 3-2.
Zbrojovka is now 16-6-3 with 54 points. They are four points behind league-leader FK Pardubice (18-4-3, 58 points), who had two ties, including at SK Líšeň. There is a nine-point gap to third-place FK Viktoria Žižkov (14-3-8, 45).
There are five games remaining in this COVID-19 spring season. The last round will be on July 9. The top team in the league will automatically move into the top league of the country next season. The second- and third-place teams will have to play against the respective bottom teams of the top league to earn a promotion.
Zbrojovka travels to FK Varnsdorf today (Wednesday) for a 5 p.m. kick off. Then they host FK Viktoria Žižkov, the third-place team in the standings, on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The remaining three games are against teams that are in the bottom half of the standings: at FC Slavoj Vyšehrad; at 1.SK Prostějov; and at home against FC Sellier & Bellot Vlašim.
SK Líšeň (7-10-8, 31), which is in ninth place, has seven points from the eight games since the pause. The league newcomer has a knack for playing top teams well, getting ties against FC Vysočina Jihlava and, last week, FK Pardubice and FK Ústí nad Labem.
Líšeň is 14 points above the relegation zone and looks good to stay in the Fortuna:Národní Liga for a second season, which was the main focus for this season.
Baseball Derby Tonight in Jundrov
Cardion Hroši Brno will host Draci Brno tonight (Wednesday) in a cross-town rivalry game. First pitch is at 5 p.m. More games are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Draci (6-3) have inched up the standings into fourth place, behind Kotlářka Praha (7-1), Eagles Praha (6-2) and defending-champion Arrows Ostrava (5-2) after a tough weekend that had six of 10 games rained out.
Technika Brno (5-4) is fifth in the standings and Cardion Hroši Brno (5-5) is a half-game back.
The top six teams in the standings will play for postseason seeding when this 18-game first phase of the season concludes in the middle of next month. Tempo Praha (4-5) beat Hroši Brno twice last Sunday to get to just a half-game out of the top group, putting pressure on the Brno teams.
The teams that finish in seventh to 10th places will drop to play the top teams from the lower league in order to maintain their place in the extraliga.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (where applicable).
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň 1, FK Pardubice 1
Thursday, June 18, 2020
— Men’s Football: FC Hradec Králové 1, FC Zbrojovka Brno 1
Friday, June 19, 2020
— Baseball: Eagles Praha 1, Draci Brno 2
Saturday, June 20, 2020
— Men’s Football: FK Ústí nad Labem 0, SK Líšeň 0
— Baseball: Třebíč Nuclears X Technika Brno, rained out
Sunday, June 21, 2020
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno 1, Tempo Praha 3
— Baseball: Draci Brno X Eagles Praha, rained out
— Baseball: Tempo Praha 12, Cardion Hroši Brno 6
— Baseball: Technika Brno 2, Třebíč Nuclears 6
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno 3, Chrudim 2
BRNO SPORTS SCHEDULE
The schedule for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the next two weeks. All dates and times subject to change. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno X Draci Brno, 5 p.m.
— Baseball: Arrows Ostrava X Technika Brno, 7 p.m.
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň X FK Baník Sokolov, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Varnsdorf X Zbrojovka Brno, 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
— Baseball: Draci Brno X Tempo Praha, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Kotlářka Praha X Cardion Hroši Brno, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Technika Brno X Eagles Praha, 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
— Baseball: Tempo Praha X Draci Brno, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: Eagles Praha X Technika Brno, 4 p.m.
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno X Kotlářka Praha, 4 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno X Žižkov, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football: MFK Vítkovice X SK Líšeň, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
— Men’s Football: SK Líšeň X FK Dukla Praha, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Vyšehrad X Zbrojovka Brno, 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
— Baseball: Technika Brno X Arrows Ostrava, 5 p.m.
— Baseball: Draci Brno X Cardion Hroši Brno, 7 p.m.
Friday, July 3, 2020
— Baseball: Draci Brno X SaBaT Praha, 7 p.m.
— Baseball: Eagles Praha X Cardion Hroši Brno, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 4, 2020
— Baseball: Tempo Praha X Technika Brno, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: SaBaT Praha X Draci Brno, 2 p.m.
— Baseball: Cardion Hroši Brno X Eagles Praha, 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
— Baseball: Technika Brno X Tempo Praha, 2 p.m.
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