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Petrescu leaves Levski reeling

Published: Tuesday 31 July 2007, 22.14CET
Tampere United 1-0 PFC Levski Sofia
Tomi Petrescu struck to hand the Finnish champions victory against last season's group stage contenders.
by Mikael Erävuori

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Published: Tuesday 31 July 2007, 22.14CET

Petrescu leaves Levski reeling

Tampere United 1-0 PFC Levski Sofia
Tomi Petrescu struck to hand the Finnish champions victory against last season's group stage contenders.

PFC Levski Sofia's bid to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the second straight year suffered a blow as they lost the first leg of their second qualifying round tie at Finnish title-holders Tampere United.

Early winner
Tampere took the game to their opponents from the start after a day of torrential rain and struck on 16 minutes. Antti Hynynen intercepted a pass from the visiting defence and crossed for Tomi Petrescu to touch the ball in at the far post. Although Levski pushed forward as the game progressed, they were unable to turn their domination into goalscoring chances and will need to overturn a deficit in the second leg next Tuesday in Sofia against a side who only progressed for the first time in the competition after defeating San Marino's S.S. Murata in the opening round.

Last updated: 01/08/07 11.33CET

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Lineups

tampere united

Tampere United

levski

Levski

9
HynynenAntti Hynynen
Yellow Card47
Substitution63
27
BardonCédric Bardon
Substitution80
2
JärvinenToni Järvinen
17
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
1
KavénMikko Kavén (GK) (C)
6
EromoigbeRichard Eromoigbe
7
KujalaJussi Kujala
25
Lucio WagnerLucio Wagner
3
LindströmMathias Lindström
3
MilanovZhivko Milanov
30
NiemiJari Niemi
1
G. PetkovGeorgi Petkov (GK)
5
OjanperäAntti Ojanperä
Substitution85
21
TelkiyskiDimitar Telkiyski (C)
8
PohjaAntti Pohja
4
TomašićIgor Tomašić
20
Juska SavolainenJuska Savolainen
10
YovovHristo Yovov
Substitution57
13
SaarinenSakari Saarinen
22
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
Substitution63
10
PetrescuTomi Petrescu
Goal15
Substitution90+2
15
BenzoukaneChakib Benzoukane

Substitutes

19
AhoHeikki Aho
Substitution63
5
HristovBorislav Hristov
21
HjelmJonne Hjelm
Substitution90+2
18
IvanovMiroslav Ivanov
Substitution63
31
MäkeläJussi Mäkelä (GK)
77
KoprivarovMilan Koprivarov
15
MynttiHenri Myntti
8
SarmovGeorgi Sarmov
16
NwokeChimezie Daniels Nwoke
Substitution85
23
JaiyeobaEkundayo Jaiyeoba
Substitution80
24
N. DimitrovNikolay Dimitrov
Substitution57
12
MitrevBozhidar Mitrev (GK)

Coach

Ari Hjelm (FIN) Stanimir Stoilov (BUL)

Referee

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

Assistant referees

Francis Andrews (SCO), Morag Pirie (SCO)

Fourth official

Crawford Allan (SCO)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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