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Levski break down determined Bakı

Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 23.15CET
PFC Levski Sofia 2-0 FK Bakı (agg: 2-0)
Hristo Yovov and Georgi Hristov's goals moved the Bulgarian side within 120 minutes of a second group-stage appearance.
by Stoyan Georgiev
Levski break down determined Bakı
Georgi Hristov got the second for Levski against Bakı ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

LevskiBakı

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts6
 
4
on target6
 
4
off target0
 
0
st_blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
1
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
14
Fouls suffered15
 
14
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 23.15CET

Levski break down determined Bakı

PFC Levski Sofia 2-0 FK Bakı (agg: 2-0)
Hristo Yovov and Georgi Hristov's goals moved the Bulgarian side within 120 minutes of a second group-stage appearance.

PFC Levski Sofia are one round away from their second appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage after two second-half goals against FK Bakı enabled them to progress to the play-off round.

Cautious approach
Having drawn the first leg 0-0 in Baku a week ago, both sides opted for a more cautious approach in the first half but the hosts eventually wore down the Azerbaijani champions after the restart and goals from Hristo Yovov and Georgi Hristov sealed their place in Friday's draw.

Bardon close
The pitch in Sofia was heavy due to persistent rain and this played its part in a first half of few chances. The Bulgarian champions earned the majority share of possession but managed just one clear opportunity, Cédric Bardon shooting just wide in the 39th minute. Levski suffered a blow two minutes later when the injured Joãozinho had to be replaced by Darko Tasevski but the enforced switch turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

Tasevski assist
The home side took control of the game after the break with Zé Soares's header flying over in the 61st minute. Three minutes later, Levski finally took the lead when Tasevski provided the killer pass for Yovov to score from close range. The visitors tried to react quickly as coach Gjokica Hadzievski threw on Amiran Mujiri and Giorgi Adamia but it was Ratko Dostanić's men who scored the vital second goal. Tasevski produced another fine assist for striker Hristov to make it 2-0 with ten minutes to go, sending the beaten Bakı side into the UEFA Europa League play-off round.

Last updated: 29/01/12 4.40CET

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Lineups

levski

Levski

bakı

Bakı

1
G. PetkovGeorgi Petkov (GK) (C)
23
SissokhoKhalidou Sissokho (GK) (C)
3
MilanovZhivko Milanov
2
Rafael BarbosaRafael Barbosa
5
RabehYoussef Rabeh
Yellow Card12
4
BoreţVadim Boreţ
8
SarmovGeorgi Sarmov
Yellow Card10
5
BatezStevan Batez
10
YovovHristo Yovov
Goal64
Substitution78
8
SkulicErnad Skulic
Yellow Card7
Substitution81
11
TopuzakovElin Topuzakov
9
FelipeFelipe
Yellow Card2
14
V. MinevVeselin Minev
12
PérezFernando Pérez
Substitution69
20
JoãozinhoJoãozinho
Substitution41
20
FábioFábio
Substitution69
21
Zé SoaresZé Soares
Yellow Card51
Substitution82
27
SoltanovBakhtiyar Soltanov
27
BardonCédric Bardon
32
SavinovAlexei Savinov
99
G. HristovGeorgi Hristov
Goal80
77
ŠojićAleksandar Šojić

Substitutes

12
MitrevBozhidar Mitrev (GK)
1
ŠarlijaMarko Šarlija (GK)
2
GenevViktor Genev
3
AmirbayovRafael Amirbayov
6
TiberkanineRachid Tiberkanine
7
M.GurbanovMakhmud Gurbanov
Substitution81
15
BenzoukaneChakib Benzoukane
10
MujiriAmiran Mujiri
Substitution69
17
Deniran OrtegaDeniran Ortega
Substitution82
21
TomovskiAleksandar Tomovski
22
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
Substitution41
Yellow Card75
30
William BatistaWilliam Batista
25
Lucio WagnerLucio Wagner
Substitution78
55
AdamiaGiorgi Adamia
Substitution69

Coach

Ratko Dostanić (SRB) Gjokica Hadzievski (MKD)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)

Fourth official

Ake Andreasson (SWE)

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