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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2005, 20:52 Thread Starter
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Levski - Auxerre 1:0

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PFC Levski Sofia went through to the group stage of the UEFA Cup after a 1-0 win at home against AJ Auxerre in the second leg of their first round tie. A first-half goal from Milan Koprivarov earned the Bulgarian side victory on the night and passage to the next round on the away goals rule following a 2-1 defeat in France in the first leg.

Cool under pressure
Yann Lachuer had the visitors' first attempt in the ninth minute but his right-footed shot was saved by Levski keeper Georgi Petkov. At the other end, Fabien Cool dealt comfortably with a Valeri Domovchiyski shot as the Bulgarian team sought to find the goal which would give them the advantage.

Levski turn the screw
Daniel Borimirov then headed wide of the Auxerre goal from a Dmitar Telkiyski free-kick in the 20th minute as Levski turned the screw. The first yellow card of the game went to Borimirov for a foul on Kanga Akalé two minutes later but the home team continued to dominate possession and put the Auxerre rearguard under pressure.

Koprivarov strike
The visitors' defences gave way in the 27th minute when Koprivarov scored with a low right-foot shot from outside the penalty area. Lachuer fired wide of Petkov's goal in first-half stoppage time as Auxerre battled to get back into the game.

Santini shuffles pack
Just past the hour mark, Luigi Pieroni was withdrawn in favour for Benjani Mwaruwari and Auxerre coach Jacques Santini sent on Romain Poyet in place of midfielder Philippe Violeau to support the Zimbabwean striker up front. Mwaruwari tested Petkov in the 80th minute but his shot was comfortably saved by the Levski goalkeeper. The Bulgarian team then had to hold on for eight nervous minutes of added time before they could celebrate their win.

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Congrats to all the fans of bulgarian football for now we've managed to set a place for the grands of our league among the teams that continue the struggle for the UEFA Cup. Loko Pd lacked physical strength to forge another victory, and Litex still has chances (good luck to them).

Samo LEVSKI!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2005, 21:26
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Great success for Levski too
It's been a really excellent evening for BG football
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2005, 21:43
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OMG OMG! :eekani:

Litex too!
I never thought I will live to see this!
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2005, 21:43 Thread Starter
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Indeed, and the best thing is not the victories we achieved, but the way we played, the confidence we showed, the thought... everything
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2005, 21:45
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very true Giani, very very true
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2005, 21:49 Thread Starter
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Now let's see how Dikov will explain the success
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Now let's see how Dikov will explain the success
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ay ay ay
keep me updated about this one
I will stay tuned
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2005, 22:23
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Now let's see how Dikov will explain the success
He will say that the odds in the betting houses were great and the Auxerre players bet against themselves.

Auxerre played so badly I don't know how the hell they are fourth in France right now, maybe Dikov has a point here. Levski's defence was surprisingly stable.

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Indeed, and the best thing is not the victories we achieved, but the way we played, the confidence we showed, the thought... everything
how can u not mention the atomosphere or the filled stadiums... god
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Gerena didn't look that full
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Gerena didn't look that full
Balgarska Armia was... But it was still good atmosphere at Gerena.
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Well, Levski's fans are usually more pesimistic than the rest of the BG fans. The stadium wasn't that full because we are not so keen to fill the 4th sector on the stadium for local reasons Anyway, the atmosphere was fantastic, as always when a bulgarian team plays in the UEFA tournaments.
Now the issue that remains is whether or not Auxerre sent a petition to UEFA, and what will the Euro central decide.
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yeah, I have the feeling that CSKA will have issues, too
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It just isn't real if we don't suffer a bit. After all we live in BG
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Congrats to PFC Levski and their fans. For the first time in my life I'm proud of your team.

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Real good stuff,guys! How long since a BG club has last eliminated a French one?
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I believe it was Loko Sf to eliminate Monaco, then CSKA won against this team... And that's as far as I recall...

And for the info - Auxerre filed the request to UEFA for a possible rematch on Friday, the day after the game. The moment that has been disputed is a clearance of Levski's goalie Georgi Petkov in order for an Auxerre's player, lying on the pitch, to get medical assistance. The following throw in was done by Lucio Wagner, Levski player.
And another confirmation for the saying - what goes around, comes around: about 10 days prior to the clash against the French Cup holders Levski asked for a replay of their away match against Beroe.
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Auxerre appeal rejected
Monday, 3 October 2005
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UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has rejected a protest from French club AJ Auxerre in relation to their UEFA Cup first round second-leg tie at PFC Levski Sofia last Thursday.

Technical error claimed
Levski won the match 1-0 to proceed to the group stage on away goals following a 2-2 aggregate draw. Auxerre claimed a technical error occurred in the 25th minute of the game after the Bulgarian side's goalkeeper kicked the ball into touch when an Auxerre player was injured. The protest grounds were that a Levski player took the throw-in, instead of an Auxerre one, which eventually led to the goal being scored in the 27th minute.

Result not irregular
The Control and Disciplinary Body acknowledged the fact that the throw-in should have been in favour of Auxerre, but concluded that the result of the match should not be judged irregular, as there was no direct influence on the final outcome.

Regained possession
The body underlined that the French team regained possession after the throw-in, and even had a free-kick prior to the goal scored by Levski. Auxerre have until 24.00 on Thursday to lodge an appeal.

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Hmm, an appeal after the appeal seems interesting, but I guess the tension dropped a bit, primarily among the fans.
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do you think they will lodge another appeal, it's pointless
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