However, after strolling round the old town the following morning the boys went to the first match of the tour at Bohemians 1905, known as The Kangaroos! For 15 Korunas (£5) we secured tickets on the narrow, open area opposite the main stand to see the home side take on Jihlava in a top division (1st Liga) game. A single goal in the first-half secured the win for the home side in front of 4,672 spectators decked out in the green & white stripes of their favourites. A tram ride back into the old town after the match for supper in a traditional Czech pub for dark beer and goulash & potato dumplings, nice.
On Sunday morning we took a tram to arrive directly outside Viktoria Zizkov's ground in good time for the 10:15 kick-off. After a brief walk around the vicinity we paid our 9 Korunas (£3) for a seat in the main stand on a gloriously sunny day. Zizkov comprehensively beat Frydek-Mystek 5-0 in this FNL (2nd Liga) game with a hat-trick from a Roy Keane look-a-like and a double from the 'big fella' up front enjoyed by the small but enthusiastic 1,535 crowd. A post-match kielbasa with bread & mustard washed down with Czech beer, then it was off to the nearby TV Tower to enjoy the vistas 93 metres above the city.
A steady walk down through Wenceslas Square and a tram across the river to Sparta Prague's Generali Arena for the 17:30 game against Brno. Another entertaining game ensued as we watched from the upper tier behind the goal (240 Korunas, £8). Sparta took an early lead, Brno equalised only for Sparta's captain, Lafata to scramble the ball over the line to put the home side back in front before half-time. Lafata scored again, this time from the penalty spot only for Brno to get a goal back with an unlucky own goal, but they couldn't muster the equaliser although it would have been deserved in an end-to-end game in front of a near 9,000 crowd.