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Bulgaria round-up: Levski maintain their lead

Published: Saturday 16 February 2002, 21.01CET
PFC Levski Sofia retained top spot with a 2-1 derby win on Saturday while PFC CSKA Sofia hit six.
Published: Saturday 16 February 2002, 21.01CET

Bulgaria round-up: Levski maintain their lead

PFC Levski Sofia retained top spot with a 2-1 derby win on Saturday while PFC CSKA Sofia hit six.

PFC Levski Sofia retained top spot in Bulgaria with a 2-1 derby win on Saturday while PFC CSKA Sofia hit six against PFC Chernomorets Burgas.

Lokomotiv thwarted
The league leaders travelled across Sofia to play PFC Lokomotiv Sofia and emerged with a 2-1 win to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the A PFG. However, Levski looked to be destined to return home with nothing until both sides had a player dismissed just after the hour mark.

Decisive dismissals
Boyko Velichkov had given Lokomotiv the lead after 24 minutes and it seemed like the home side would be bound for victory when Levski's Stanimir Stoilov was dismissed after 60 minutes. However, when Martin Zafirov received a red card for Lokomotiv three minutes later, Levski turned things round with Georgi Chilikov equalising after 70 minutes before Georgi Ivanov grabbed the winner four minutes from time.

CSKA rout Chernomorets
CSKA remain in second place but a 6-0 win against Chernomorets will have left the leaders in no doubt of the quality of their competition. Goals from Asen Bukarev and Lyuboslav Panev gave CSKA a commanding lead at half-time before a second-half onslaught saw Chernomorets routed. Penev scored again before Vladimir Manchev grabbed two and Hristo Yanev completed the scoring.

Neftochimik get timely boost
PFC Neftochimik gave their chances of a top-half finish a boost with a 1-0 win against PFC Cherno More, while PFC Spartak Pleven lost out 2-1 against mid-table PFC Spartak Varna. PFC Belasitsa earned a valuable 2-1 win against PFC Slavia Sofia but there was no luck for bottom club PFC Beroe as they lost 1-0 away against fellow strugglers PFC Marek.

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