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Quick-fire Todorov inspires Litex comeback

Published: Tuesday 12 July 2011, 22.55CET
FK Mogren 1-2 PFC Litex Lovech
Second-half substitute Svetoslav Todorov scored twice as the Bulgarian champions came from behind to overcome their hosts in Podgorica.
by Danilo Mitrovic
from Stadion Podgorica
Quick-fire Todorov inspires Litex comeback
FK Mogren captain Vladimir Gluščević (centre) takes on Litex's Hristo Yanev ©Vijesti

Match statistics

MogrenLitex

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
6
Attempts off target0
11
Corners1
 
7
Offsides10
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 12 July 2011, 22.55CET

Quick-fire Todorov inspires Litex comeback

FK Mogren 1-2 PFC Litex Lovech
Second-half substitute Svetoslav Todorov scored twice as the Bulgarian champions came from behind to overcome their hosts in Podgorica.

PFC Litex Lovech will defend a slender advantage in Bulgaria next week after coming from behind to defeat FK Mogren 2-1 in Podgorica.

Trailing to Miodrag Zec's 14th-minute strike, the Bulgarian champions hit the woodwork three times in the second half before Svetoslav Todorov came off the bench to turn the tie on its head with two goals in the space of three minutes.

Mogren had started the match cautiously but managed to take the lead from their first foray into Litex territory. Captain Vladimir Gluščević led by example with a raid down the left and delivered a low cross which Zec converted despite the best efforts of two defenders on the goal line. Mogren dominated possession thereafter without really threatening their hosts, whose defence was expertly marshalled by Radoslav Batak.

The Mogren No20 had to come off injured at half-time, though, and the difference was palpable as the visitors swarmed forward, only to be denied on three occasions by the frame of the goal. Ten minutes after the restart, towering striker Célio Codó headed Hristo Yanev's corner against the post and within two minutes Thiago Miracema rattled the crossbar with a thunderous shot from distance. Not to be outdone, Wellington also struck a post midway through the half with a powerful effort from 12 metres.

Despite the continued frustration, the Bulgarian champions stuck to their task and finally broke through when Todorov headed Momchil Tsvetanov's cross past Nemanja Šćekić. The two substitutes again combined three minutes later when Todorov finished off another left-wing cross by the 20-year-old.

Last updated: 06/12/12 2.26CET

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Lineups

mogren

Mogren

litex

Litex

22
ŠćekićNemanja Šćekić (GK)
31
ViníciusVinícius (GK)
2
R. LakićRisto Lakić
3
ZanevPetar Zanev
5
SimovićJanko Simović
4
BerberovićDžemal Berberović
Yellow Card45+2
6
IvanovićBojan Ivanović
7
YanevHristo Yanev
8
D. BožovićDraško Božović
Yellow Card82
8
WellingtonWellington
9
M. ZecMiodrag Zec
Goal14
Substitution62
11
Thiago MiracemaThiago Miracema
Substitution71
10
MatićIgor Matić
12
Célio CodóCélio Codó
Substitution64
15
ĆulafićDanilo Ćulafić
Yellow Card49
Substitution87
17
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
Substitution78
19
GluščevićVladimir Gluščević (C)
Yellow Card45+2
22
NikolovPlamen Nikolov
20
BatakRadoslav Batak
Substitution46
23
YelenkovichNeboysha Yelenkovich (C)
24
KapisodaAleksandar Kapisoda
33
BodurovNikolay Bodurov

Substitutes

33
ButorovićIvan Butorović (GK)
30
AlexandrovEvgeni Alexandrov (GK)
4
BogićNikola Bogić
Substitution46
9
S. TodorovSvetoslav Todorov
Substitution64
Goal77
Goal79
11
DjordjevićLuka Djordjević
15
FloresRobert Flores
Substitution78
12
R. ZecRatko Zec
Substitution87
16
S. PopovStrahil Popov
18
N. BožovićNebojša Božović
18
I. MilanovIlia Milanov
23
RandjelovićPredrag Randjelović
21
TsvetkovAleksandar Tsvetkov
77
VujovićNikola Vujović
Substitution62
27
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov
Substitution71

Coach

Branislav Milačić (SRB) Luboslav Penev (BUL)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Sergejus Slyva (LTU)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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