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West Ham ace Soucek joins Slavia Prague celebrations after shock Europa League win over Leicester

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek joined in the celebrations after Slavia Prague’s shock win at Leicester City in the Europa League on Thursday night.

After a goalless draw in the first leg, the visitors faced a daunting task to reach the last 16 against Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying side. 

Soucek had shown his support for his old club with an Instagram post showing him watching the game and wearing a Slavia Prague top. 

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek celebrated with Slavia Prague players after shock win

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek celebrated with Slavia Prague players after shock win

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek celebrated with Slavia Prague players after shock win

Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima struck in the second half to settle the last-32 tie 2-0 on the night and on aggregate.

Determined and efficient Slavia deserved to progress as the misfiring Foxes never got going to continue Brendan Rodgers’ Europa League curse.

Rodgers has never reached the last 16 of the competition after four previous failures with Liverpool and Celtic and his latest miss on Thursday

Players and staff celebrated on the pitch after the 2-0 victory over Leicester City

Players and staff celebrated on the pitch after the 2-0 victory over Leicester City

Players and staff celebrated on the pitch after the 2-0 victory over Leicester City

After the shock win, a member of staff called Soucek on FaceTime as they celebrated on the pitch at the King Power.

The 25-year-old spent 15 years at Slavia Prague before his £19million move to England last summer.  

The Czech side will learn who they face next on Friday. 

Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Rangers have also reached the last 16. 

Soucek had shown his support for his old club with an Instagram post on Thursday night

Soucek had shown his support for his old club with an Instagram post on Thursday night

Soucek had shown his support for his old club with an Instagram post on Thursday night

Source: Daily

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