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Brøndby humbled in Sofia

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 20.10CET
PFC Levski Sofia 4-1 Brøndby IF Danish giants come unstuck in Bulgaria.

Match statistics

LevskiBrøndby

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 20.10CET

Brøndby humbled in Sofia

PFC Levski Sofia 4-1 Brøndby IF Danish giants come unstuck in Bulgaria.

PFC Levski Sofia 4-1 Brøndby IF
Experienced European campaigners Brøndby IF are on the brink of elimination from the UEFA Cup after they were comprehensively beaten by PFC Levski Sofia in their first round first-leg match.

Deadly duo
Michael Laudrup’s side never got to groups with their Bulgarian hosts, with Dimitar Telkiyski and Sasa Simonovic both scoring twice for the home side. Brøndby's defeat was compounded when their goalscorer Peter Madsen was sent off in the final minute of the game after tangling with a Levski defender.

Perfect start
Levski are unbeaten in the Bulgarian league this season and they bristled with confidence in an energetic opening. Indeed, they opened the scoring after only six minutes when Simonovic finished confidently from Gueorgui Chilikov’s inviting pass. However, Brøndby bounced back and were back on terms after 19 minutes when Madsen headed past the Levski goalkeeper from a right-wing cross.

Lead regained
However, despite that equaliser, Levski continued to dominate proceedings and they restored their advantage after 35 minutes. Simonovic again did the damage, putting the finishing touch to a quick counterattack with Telkiyski providing the final pass.

Telkiyski double
The Levski did not let up after the restart, and they opened up a two-goal lead after 51 minutes with Telkiyski curling a superbly executed free-kick over the wall and into the net with his right foot. He added his second goal after 67 minutes, with a firm header from Stanislav Angelov’s cross.

Madsen dismissed
The Danish side's frustration spilled over in the final minute when Madsen was sent off after retaliating following a Georgi Markov tackle. While Levski can reflect on a job well done and look forward to the return trip to Copenhagen with confidence, Brøndby reflect on a disappointing performances, in which the absent Ruben Bagger, Mads Jørgensen and Thomas Lindrup were sorely missed.

Last updated: 20/09/02 12.37CET

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Lineups

levski

Levski

brøndby

Brøndby

27
IvankovDimitar Ivankov
1
KroghMogens Krogh (C)
20
AngelovStanislav Angelov
Yellow Card85
3
WeighorstMorten Weighorst
3
StoilovStanimir Stoilov (C)
4
NielsenPer Nielsen
Yellow Card90+3
22
I. StoyanovIlian Stoyanov
5
JohansenDan Anton Johansen
5
G. MarkovGeorgi Markov
Yellow Card90+2
6
RavnAllan Ravn
Substitution63
15
SimonovićSaša Simonović
Goal6
Goal35
8
DaugaardKim Daugaard
Yellow Card66
17
GolovskoyKonstantin Golovskoy
10
MadsenPeter Madsen
Goal19
Red Card90+2
10
LawalGarba Lawal
Substitution46
12
JonsonMattias Jonson
Substitution50
21
TelkiyskiDimitar Telkiyski
Goal51
Goal57
Substitution75
18
SkarbaliusAurelius Skarbalius
19
ChilikovGeorgi Chilikov
19
DalgasKaspar Dalgas
Yellow Card2
24
PantelicMiodrag Pantelic
Substitution80
20
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg

Substitutes

4
Biser IvanovBiser Ivanov
Substitution75
16
AnkergreenCasper Ankergreen
6
BashovKostadin Bashov
11
NiznikRafal Niznik
7
VieiraMarcelo Vieira
Substitution80
13
JunkerMads Junker
8
GenchevStanislav Genchev
21
KamperJonas Kamper
Substitution50
Yellow Card90+3
9
KolevTodor Kolev
22
BendtsenRonnie Bendtsen
11
TopuzakovElin Topuzakov
Substitution46
30
FoldgastPeter Foldgast
1
G. PetkovGeorgi Petkov
33
HansenThomas Hansen
Substitution63

Coach

Slavoljub Muslin (SRB) Michael Laudrup (DEN)

Referee

Anton Stredak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Ivan Bartos (SVK), Marian Ruzbarsky (SVK)

Fourth official

Ľuboš Michel (SVK)

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