The official website for European football

Litex retain Bulgarian crown

Published: Saturday 21 May 2011, 22.28CET
PFC Litex Lovech claimed the Bulgarian title after a 3-1 victory at PFC Lokomotiv Sofia maintained their five-point lead over PFC Levski Sofia with one game now remaining.
Litex retain Bulgarian crown
Litex Lovech salute their supporters after victory at Lokomotiv Sofia ©Meridian Match
Published: Saturday 21 May 2011, 22.28CET

Litex retain Bulgarian crown

PFC Litex Lovech claimed the Bulgarian title after a 3-1 victory at PFC Lokomotiv Sofia maintained their five-point lead over PFC Levski Sofia with one game now remaining.

PFC Litex Lovech have retained the Bulgarian championship as a 3-1 victory at PFC Lokomotiv Sofia ensured they go into the final game of the season five points clear of PFC Levski Sofia.

Levski did all they could to maintain the pressure on the titleholders with a 3-0 success at PFC Akademik Sofia but that effort proved in vain due to Litex's second-half display in the capital.

Momchil Tsvetanov broke the deadlock on 48 minutes and the lead was quickly doubled thanks to Svetoslav Todorov's eighth goal of the season (54). Milen Lahchev (68) set up a nervous finish for the leaders but Brazilian striker Madureira replied within five minutes to spark the celebrations.

Todorov said: "This is an incredible achievement for me. I have been in the squad for all four of the club's triumphs [1998, 1999, 2010, 2011] and it is a great feeling. I scored the second goal and it was an important one, but the most important thing is that the team won the game and the title."

While the former West Ham United FC and Portsmouth FC forward is looking forward to competing in the UEFA Champions League, Litex coach Luboslav Penev knows a lot needs to be done if his team are to make an impact in the competition.

"Our priority was to win the league and we've achieved it," said the former Bulgarian international, twice a champion with PFC CSKA Sofia in the late 1980s. "Now there are other targets. There is always work to be done and there is always room for improvement."

Last updated: 03/01/12 16.32CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=bul/news/newsid=1633611.html#litex+retain+bulgarian+crown

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.