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Five-star Litex sink Atlantas

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.20CET
PFC Litex Lovech 5-0 FK Atlantas Hristo Yovov and Stoytcho Stoilov run riot.

Match statistics

LitexAtlantas

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.20CET

Five-star Litex sink Atlantas

PFC Litex Lovech 5-0 FK Atlantas Hristo Yovov and Stoytcho Stoilov run riot.

Bulgarians PFC Litex Lovech secured a five-goal success against Lithuanian side FK Atlantas in their UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg match with substitute Hristo Yovov having a hand in four of the goals.

Near miss
Litex dominated the first half and were well-worth their one-goal interval lead. The home side had almost taken the lead in the 12th minute, but Claudio Graf could not reach Anderson Gomes' pass one metre from the goal with the net at his mercy.

First-half lead
The first goal eventually came in the 28th minute through Kiril Nikolov from a 20-metre free-kick which the midfield player lofted into the top corner of the net past Simas Skinderis in the Atlantas goal.

Offside goal
Zhivko Zhelev and Anderson had also come close before the latter had a goal disallowed for offside in the 35th minute, when he knocked the ball into the net after Mourad Hidiouad's initial shot was parried into his path.

Litex impress
The pattern of the opening period was repeated in the second half, and Litex profited in the 58th minute when Stoytcho Stoilov headed substitute Hristo Yovov's free-kick home from close range. The two then combined in the 70th minute with Stoilov turning provider when he threaded the ball through to Yovov to score from five metres.

Yovov double
Within a minute Atanas Bornosouzov almost extended Litex's lead when he hit the post from Yovov's pass. But the Bulgarians did not have to wait long for their fourth as Stoilov stole possession in midfield to pass to Yovov on the left and he raced past the Atlantas defence and the stranded Skenderis to score.

Five-star performance
Substitute Desislav Roussev completed the scoring in the 80th minute when he turned the ball into the net after Skenderis had deflected Yovov's initial shot from Stoilov's pass into his path.

Last updated: 15/08/02 22.44CET

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Lineups

litex

Litex

atlantas

Atlantas

1
VutovVitomir Vutov
1
SkinderisSimas Skinderis
3
ZhelevZhivko Zhelev
2
DeveikaKestutis Deveika
Yellow Card71
6
KirilovRosen Kirilov
3
KaraliusMartynas Karalius
8
StoilovStoytcho Stoilov (C)
Goal58
6
OlsanskisViktoras Olsanskis
9
GrafClaudio Graf
Substitution72
10
SuikaArunas Suika
14
NikolovKiril Nikolov
Goal38
11
PetreikisAndrius Petreikis
Substitution68
17
RachitaValeriu Rachita
Yellow Card52
13
MaciuleviciusRomualdas Maciulevicius
Yellow Card89
18
HdiouadMourad Hdiouad
Substitution46
14
DancenkoVidas Dancenko
Substitution83
21
GomesAnderson Gomes
17
ZernysDainius Zernys (C)
23
JelenkovićNebojša Jelenković
Substitution46
20
TamošauskasTomas Tamošauskas
27
Tiago SilvaTiago Silva
21
KazlauskasMarius Kazlauskas
Substitution53

Substitutes

12
StavrevStoyan Stavrev
12
BriaunisAlgimantas Briaunis
4
ZagorčićZlatomir Zagorčić
4
SavostikovKiryl Savostikov
10
BornosuzovAtanas Bornosuzov
Substitution46
5
LabukasTadas Labukas
Substitution83
11
YovovHristo Yovov
Substitution46
Goal70
Goal75
7
ApanaviciusVytautas Apanavicius
Substitution68
16
RusevDesislav Rusev
Substitution72
Goal79
9
CikasMartynas Cikas
Substitution53
25
SarmientoMarcelo Sarmiento
15
CepasMindaugas Cepas
30
KrastevTzvetan Krastev
16
TarvydasElnaras Tarvydas

Coach

Ferario Spasov (BUL) Vacyc Lekevicius (LTU)

Referee

Srecko Kandare (SVN)

Assistant referees

Ivan Zunic (SVN), Igor Zupancic (SVN)

Fourth official

Milan Mitrovic (SVN)

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