Slavia Prague clinched a second successive Czech league title on Wednesday after a 1-0 win at home against Viktoria Plzen.
Three rounds before the end of the play-off, Slavia Prague has a nine-point lead over Viktoria Plzen and can no longer be overtaken at the top of the rankings. Stanciu’s team managed to defend its trophy won in the previous season.
History – one of the oldest European clubs
For Slavia, it was the sixth title since the Czech championship was founded following the split with Slovakia in 1993.
Slavia was founded on November 2, 1892, one of the oldest sports clubs in Europe. It was founded as a cycling club mainly on the initiative of Czech students.
Slavia soon became a very successful popularizer of soccer in Bohemia and one of the leading teams on the European continent.
The Czech national team which in the year 1911 won the title of amateur European Champion – when it beat England 2:1 in the final match in Roubaix (France) – included nine Slavia players. Slavia Prague is one of the few continental honourable members of the Football Association of England.
Slavia Prague is the holder of a world record: since 1892 the players of the club have traditionally been wearing red and white colours. Since the first match on March 25, 1896, the team has always played in the same dress: a red-white jersey, on the left side of the chest with a point positioned red star.
FULL TIME | Slavia 1-0 Plzeň
? 9 points clear on top of the league with 3 games to go means nobody can skip us anymore! We are the ?? champions!!!
— SK Slavia Prague EN ⭐️⭐️ (@slavia_eng) June 24, 2020
The Czech side were happy to joke at their own expense on social media.
Slavia Praha takes on another of European football’s heavyweights on Matchday 3, which brings the first-ever meeting against Barcelona.
Now, the Twitter account of Slavia changes the bio as “The club next to Barcelona in MD3 & MD4 Champions League schedule”.
Slavia is currently sandwiched between second-placed Barcelona and fourth-placed Inter Milan in Group F but could climb to the top of the table with an unlikely victory over Ernesto Valverde’s juggernaut on Wednesday evening.
They come up against the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann on Wednesday night, with Valverde likely to pick a full-strength team after the postponement of this weekend’s El Clasico against Real Madrid.
Slavia knows they are up against it this midweek, but did not let the size of the challenge that awaits them ruin their sense of humour.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s fixture, the Czech side changed the Twitter bio of their English account to read: “The club next to @FCBarcelona in MD3 and MD4 @ChampionsLeague schedule.”
And the official Barcelona account posted a screenshot of the bio, replying; “10/10 bio. See you Wednesday, @slavia_eng.”