U21s Preview: Leeds United vs Sparta Prague

U21s Preview: Leeds United vs Sparta Prague

Midweek Premier League International Cup action.

Leeds United Under-21s continue their Premier League International Cup journey on Thursday night, taking on Czech development side, Sparta Prague Under-21s. 

Under the lights of the LNER Community Stadium in York, the fixture will get underway at 7pm and supporters are still able to purchase tickets. Fans wishing to attend can see further information, below.

This will be the third game of the Group Stage for the Whites, who comfortably dispatched of OGC Nice Under-21s at Elland Road last month, before following that up with an impressive 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin Under-21s.

Goals that night came from Keenan Carole, Lewis Bate and Mateo Joseph, taking Leeds onto six points and second in the group standings.

Read all about the win over Hertha BSC Under-21s:

About the Premier League International Cup:

The competition was introduced at the beginning of the 2014/15 season and features 12 of the Premier League 2 sides in England, who come up against 12 of the best Academy sides from across Europe, split into three groups.

Leeds United have been drawn in Group A, alongside PSV, Hertha BSC, Nice, Sparta Praha, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers. 

The Premier League 2 teams do not face one another in the group stage and likewise, the European teams do not play each other either. 

From the three groups, the top two advance directly to the knock-out stages, with the two best third place sides also advancing to the next round, which is the Quarter-Finals. 

In the knock-out stage, all of the matches will be played in England in a one-off game with extra-time and penalties used if required, should the match be level after 90 minutes. 

The current holders of the competition are PSV Eindhoven, having won the competition by beating Crystal Palace in the final at the end of the 2022/23 campaign. 

Supporter & ticket information:

Adult: £6

14-18: £3

Over 60: £3

Student:  £3

The match is being played at the LNER Community Stadium in York, which is located on Kathryn Avenue. Fans can use the postcode: YO32 9AF.


Highlights from the win over OGC Nice Under-21s:

How to watch: 

Unfortunately, due to broadcast restrictions, LUTV are unable to show Thursday night’s match live.  

However, you can stay right here on leedsunited.com to follow all the action on our live blog throughout the 90 minutes.

Highlights and match reaction will then be made available following the conclusion of the game. 

Who do we play next in the competition? 

Date: Tuesday 24th January, 2023 - 19:00 kick-off.

Fixture: Leeds United vs PSV

Location: LNER Community Stadium, York