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Stoilov stands by Levski XI

Published: Thursday 23 February 2006, 1.10CET
PFC Levski Sofia will keep faith with the starting XI that earned a 1-0 first-leg victory in Slovakia as they take on FC Artmedia in Bulgaria.
Published: Thursday 23 February 2006, 1.10CET

Stoilov stands by Levski XI

PFC Levski Sofia will keep faith with the starting XI that earned a 1-0 first-leg victory in Slovakia as they take on FC Artmedia in Bulgaria.

PFC Levski Sofia will keep faith with the starting XI that earned a 1-0 first-leg victory in Slovakia as they take on FC Artmedia in Bulgaria in the UEFA Cup Round of 32.

Players recovered
With no injury worries following the recovery of goalkeeper Georgi Petkov (thigh) and striker Emil Angelov (flu), coach Stanimir Stoilov has pledged to stick to the side that succeeded in Trnava.

Attacking intent
"I will not change our tactics," said Stoilov. "I am sure the players will not feel any extra pressure. We will go for a win from the first whistle. The fans will give us huge support. We do not need to play a waiting game because that could be counterproductive."

Urbánek restored
Meanwhile, Artmedia travel to Sofia with Czech midfielder Aleš Urbánek back to fitness after missing the first leg through injury. The team are in determined mood, with forward Lukáš Hartig saying: "There would be no point coming here if we did not believe in ourselves."

Extra striker
Stand-in Artmedia coach Michal Hipp added: "Levski won a battle, but not a war. Levski are favourites after winning in Trnava, and we go into the game a goal behind, but anything is possible in football. We can only win with attacking players, therefore Ľuboš Reiter will join Lukáš Hartig in attack."

Last updated: 23/02/06 10.12CET

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