Prague prosper over Palermo
By Alex Dunn. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Slavia Prague have a first-leg advantage over Palermo in the Uefa Cup after a 2-1 win in the Czech capital.
Palermo defender Andrea Barzagli had a night best forgotten as his own goal ensured the Italian outfit lost their first game since Giuseppe Papadopulo's appointment as coach.
Lukas Jarolim broke the deadlock in the 28th minute for Slavia when he showed composure in netting from the edge of the area but his side's lead would prove short lived.
As the interval drew closer, Palermo's possession paid dividends when Kewullay Conteh netted from a corner after Prague goalkeeper Michal Vorel had earlier denied Cristian Terlizzi's snapshot.
On 48 minutes Prague caught their visitors cold when Barzagli put through his own goal from Karel Pitak's devilish delivery.
Palermo had their fair share of opportunities to find a leveller but Prague held on to secure a slender lead to take to Sicily next week.