Slavia footballers received the Key of Prague from the mayor for their recent derby win
Update: 11/22/2022 6:13 p.m
Issued by: 11/22/2022, 6:13 p.m
Prague – After less than half a year, the Slavia footballers took back the Key from the City of Prague, which was handed to them by Mayor Zdeňko Hřib at the Old Town Hall today after the recent victory in the league derby over Sparta. The Red and Whites were represented in the Brožík hall by players Lukáš Masopust, Jakub Hromada and David Jurásek and the vice-chairman of the board Tomáš Syrovátka.
The Slavists took the traveling trophy with a huge 4-0 home win in the 13th round of the league on 23 October. Sparta had the key since June, having won 2:1 in Eden at the end of the extension phase in May, and then dominated three of the four competitive derbies last year.
“Of course, we are happy that the key returned to Eden. I hope that we will jump on the winning wave again and not just give it back,” the author of one of the goals in the Masopust derby told reporters with a smile.
Slovak midfielder Hromada, another of the scorers against Sparta, also enjoyed the festive event. “It was a pleasant reminder of a wonderful match, I like social events. I’ve been in Slavia for the sixth season and the key has belonged to us for the last few years. In the past, the derby usually went completely for us. We prefer that the key returned to Eden. We will do everything to ensure that he stays at Slavia for as long as possible,” said Hromada.