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Rudar limit Litex to one-goal lead

Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 20.45CET
PFC Litex Lovech 1-0 FK Rudar Pljevlja
The Bulgarian titleholders had only Ivelin Popov's early goal to show for a dominant display against opponents who ended with ten men.
by Stoyan Georgiev
from Gradski stadium
Rudar limit Litex to one-goal lead
Ivelin Popov's early goal earned Litex a slender lead ©Meridian Match

Match statistics

LitexRudar

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
2
Attempts off target8
 
2
Corners4
 
5
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed10
 
22
Yellow cards0
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 20.45CET

Rudar limit Litex to one-goal lead

PFC Litex Lovech 1-0 FK Rudar Pljevlja
The Bulgarian titleholders had only Ivelin Popov's early goal to show for a dominant display against opponents who ended with ten men.

Ivelin Popov's goal was enough to earn PFC Litex Lovech a slender lead ahead of the second leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie against FK Rudar Pljevlja.

Rudar, 7-1 victors against SP Tre Fiori in the first round, will have to come from behind next week if they are to extend their European campaign. The Montenegrin titleholders, who were reduced to ten men when Mijuško Bojović was dismissed five minutes from time, find themselves in arrears following Popov's eighth-minute strike in Lovech.

It was a goal that rewarded Litex for starting in attacking fashion on home soil, Popov directing left-back Petar Zanev's cross over Miloš Radanović. Angel Chervenkov's side remained in the ascendancy, Brazilian wide players Francisco Da Silva and Wellington particularly threatening throughout.

The Bulgarian champions came close to doubling their lead on 27 minutes, Popov this time turning provider for Wilfried Niflore whose header was tipped onto the bar by Radanović. The visiting goalkeeper was on hand to deny the hosts twice more in quick succession, Niflore and Popov both threatening to stretch their side's advantage.

Home coach Chervenkov introduced summer signing Florin-Daniel Bratu 21 minutes from time and the Romanian nearly scored just five minutes into his competitive debut but shot over. Sandrinho also went close to adding a late second but Rudar hung on to restrict Litex's lead even after the dismissal of Bojović for a second booking.

Last updated: 13/07/10 23.42CET

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Lineups

litex

Litex

rudar pljevlja

Rudar Pljevlja

31
GalattoRodrigo Galatto (GK)
25
RadanovićMiloš Radanović (GK)
2
BartheAlexandre Barthe
7
IvanovićBojan Ivanović
3
ZanevPetar Zanev
9
IgumanovićBlažo Igumanović
Yellow Card40
8
WellingtonWellington
Substitution69
10
BojovićMijuško Bojović
Yellow Card59
Red Card85
10
SandrinhoSandrinho
16
MićićDusan Mićić
15
Da SilvaFrancisco Da Silva
Substitution78
17
UseniNermin Useni
Yellow Card27
Substitution89
19
NifloreWilfried Niflore
19
BrnovićPredrag Brnović
Substitution79
22
NikolovPlamen Nikolov
20
JovanovićMiroje Jovanović
Substitution56
23
JelenkovićNebojša Jelenković
23
RandjelovićPredrag Randjelović (C)
Yellow Card33
33
BodurovNikolay Bodurov
24
VlahovićNedeljko Vlahović
71
PopovIvelin Popov (C)
Goal8
Substitution61
27
BojićVeselin Bojić

Substitutes

1
GolubovićUroš Golubović (GK)
1
MijatovićMilan Mijatović (GK)
6
I PetkovIvaylo Petkov
5
SekulićNikola Sekulić
Substitution79
7
YanevHristo Yanev
Substitution61
8
MinićAleksandar Minić
11
BratuFlorin Bratu
Substitution69
15
AdžićVladan Adžić
Substitution89
17
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
18
IdrizovićFerid Idrizović
18
MilanovIlia Milanov
21
TomićDanilo Tomić
27
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov
Substitution78
22
I. JovanovićIvica Jovanović
Substitution56

Coach

Angel Chervenkov (BUL) Nebojša Vignjević (SRB)

Referee

Pavel Olšiak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Radomir Sluk (SVK), Erik Weiss (SVK)

Fourth official

Kamil Horvath (SVK)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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