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Koprivarov leads Levski through

Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 0.30CET
PFC Levski Sofia 1-0 AJ Auxerre (agg: 2-2, Levski win on away goals) Milan Koprivarov took the Bulgarian side into the group stage.

Match statistics

LevskiAuxerre

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 0.30CET

Koprivarov leads Levski through

PFC Levski Sofia 1-0 AJ Auxerre (agg: 2-2, Levski win on away goals) Milan Koprivarov took the Bulgarian side into the group stage.

PFC Levski Sofia went through to the group stage of the UEFA Cup after a 1-0 win at home against AJ Auxerre in the second leg of their first round tie. A first-half goal from Milan Koprivarov earned the Bulgarian side victory on the night and passage to the next round on the away goals rule following a 2-1 defeat in France in the first leg.

Cool under pressure
Yann Lachuer had the visitors' first attempt in the ninth minute but his right-footed shot was saved by Levski keeper Georgi Petkov. At the other end, Fabien Cool dealt comfortably with a Valeri Domovchiyski shot as the Bulgarian team sought to find the goal which would give them the advantage.

Levski turn the screw
Daniel Borimirov then headed wide of the Auxerre goal from a Dmitar Telkiyski free-kick in the 20th minute as Levski turned the screw. The first yellow card of the game went to Borimirov for a foul on Kanga Akalé two minutes later but the home team continued to dominate possession and put the Auxerre rearguard under pressure.

Koprivarov strike
The visitors' defences gave way in the 27th minute when Koprivarov scored with a low right-foot shot from outside the penalty area. Lachuer fired wide of Petkov's goal in first-half stoppage time as Auxerre battled to get back into the game.

Santini shuffles pack
Just past the hour mark, Luigi Pieroni was withdrawn in favour for Benjani Mwaruwari and Auxerre coach Jacques Santini sent on Romain Poyet in place of midfielder Philippe Violeau to support the Zimbabwean striker up front. Mwaruwari tested Petkov in the 80th minute but his shot was comfortably saved by the Levski goalkeeper. The Bulgarian team then had to hold on for eight nervous minutes of added time before they could celebrate their win.

Last updated: 30/09/05 0.39CET

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Lineups

levski

Levski

auxerre

Auxerre

1
G. PetkovGeorgi Petkov (GK)
Yellow Card90+7
1
CoolFabien Cool (GK)
4
TomašićIgor Tomašić
2
RadetJohan Radet
Substitution76
6
EromoigbeRichard Eromoigbe
4
GrichtingStéphane Grichting
7
BorimirovDaniel Borimirov
Yellow Card23
6
VioleauPhilippe Violeau
11
TopuzakovElin Topuzakov (C)
Yellow Card89
24
DiabyAbou Diaby
Yellow Card24
Substitution65
17
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Substitution70
8
LachuerYann Lachuer (C)
20
AngelovStanislav Angelov
9
PieroniLuigi Pieroni
Substitution65
21
TelkiyskiDimitar Telkiyski
Substitution90+1
11
AkaléKanga Akalé
25
Lucio WagnerLucio Wagner
12
MignotJean-Pascal Mignot
27
BardonCédric Bardon
Substitution75
13
BersonMathieu Berson
77
KoprivarovMilan Koprivarov
Goal28
29
SagnaBacary Sagna

Substitutes

88
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
16
HamelSébastien Hamel (GK)
5
VergilovAnton Vergilov
Substitution90+1
5
BolfRené Bolf
Substitution76
8
DyakovBogomil Dyakov
21
BenjaniMwaruwari Benjani
Substitution65
10
YovovHristo Yovov
Substitution70
23
VadóczKrisztián Vadócz
13
BukarevAsen Bukarev
Substitution75
27
CoulibalyMamoutou Coulibaly
18
IvanovMiroslav Ivanov
28
PoyetRomain Poyet
Substitution65
28
E. AngelovEmil Angelov

Coach

Stanimir Stoilov (BUL) Jacques Santini (FRA)

Referee

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Ekström (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)

Fourth official

Miro Ukalovic (SWE)

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