Penalty Thriller Sees Bulgaria's Levski out of Europa League

Sports | August 5, 2011, Friday // 11:24|  views

Bulgarian giants Levski Sofia lost 4:5 on penalties to Slovakia's Spartak Trnava, failing to advance in the Europa League tournament's fourth qualifying round.

The dramatic game started well for the Bulgarian club, as Dutch striker Sjord Ars gave them an early lead in the 11th minute. Levski was the better team for the rest of the first half, but things changed for the better for the home boys with in-form forward Ladislav Tomacek's equalizer on the 52nd mark.

It was again Tomacek who, just seven minutes after his first goal, scored a penalty and evened the aggregate score to 3:3.

Seginho Greene from Levski and Spartak's Patrik Cernota saw red cards during the game's nervous stoppage time.

The Slovakian team was merciless from the penalty spot, while veteran Hristo Yovov from Levski failed to score, wasting Levsi's chances to advance.

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Tags: Levski Sofia, spartak trnava, Europa League, penalties


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