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Todorov strike shocks Leverkusen

Published: Thursday 15 September 2005, 21.30CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-1 PFC CSKA Sofia
Yordan Todorov scored the only goal as the Bulgarian side secured a shock win in Germany.

Match statistics

LeverkusenCSKA Sofia

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2005, 21.30CET

Todorov strike shocks Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-1 PFC CSKA Sofia
Yordan Todorov scored the only goal as the Bulgarian side secured a shock win in Germany.

Yordan Todorov scored the decisive goal to give PFC CSKA Sofia a surprise 1-0 win against Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the first leg of their UEFA Cup first-round tie at the BayArena.

Todorov shocker
While the Bulgarian visitors were the better side in the early exchanges, the 1987/88 UEFA Cup winners Leverkusen had their moments with Andriy Voronin trying his luck with two long-range shots which failed to trouble CSKA goalkeeper Dejan Maksić. However, Todorov had no such trouble slipping the ball beyond Jörg Butt on 15 minutes, pouncing after Brazilian left-back Athirson failed to control a pass from Clemens Fritz.

Leverkusen sluggish
Klaus Augenthaler's side were expected to react but too often wasted attacking opportunities while CSKA continued to cause problems. After 28 minutes, full-back Roque Junior's attempted clearance fell to Emil Gargorov, and only Carsten Ramelow's desperate block prevented another goal.

Unlucky Babic
The hosts stepped up the pace in the second half: Bernd Schneider took control of the game and Croatian Marko Babić might have equalised on 58 minutes, only for his blistering long-range shot to miss by centimetres. Maksić was the star for Sofia 13 minutes later as he parried another long-range effort from Voronin. And after 75 minutes, unmarked Dimitar Berbatov failed to convert a point-blank header against his former club.

Juan miss
Even in the dramatic final minutes of the match, Leverkusen wasted chances, with Brazilian Juan failing to beat Maksić when well placed. The Bundesliga side were thus forced to accept a painful home defeat which presents them with a huge challenge for the second leg at CSKA on 29 September.

Last updated: 16/09/05 0.54CET

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Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

cska sofia

CSKA Sofia

1
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
1
MaksićDejan Maksić (GK)
4
JuanJuan
2
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
3
Roque JuniorRoque Junior
Yellow Card16
6
JakirovićSergej Jakirović
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes
Substitution46
8
DimitrovVelizar Dimitrov
9
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
11
Dah ZadiGuillaume Dah Zadi
Substitution68
12
VoroninAndriy Voronin
14
IlievValentin Iliev
13
AthirsonAthirson
Substitution74
18
HdiouadMourad Hdiouad
17
FritzClemens Fritz
Substitution46
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov (C)
Substitution90+3
19
BabićMarko Babić
27
Tiago SilvaTiago Silva
25
SchneiderBernd Schneider
29
GueyeIbrahima Gueye
Yellow Card70
28
RamelowCarsten Ramelow (C)
30
Y. TodorovYordan Todorov
Goal15
Substitution89

Substitutes

20
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
12
KyuchukovTodor Kyuchukov (GK)
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
Substitution46
4
Adrian IvanovAdrian Ivanov
11
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution74
7
YanevHristo Yanev
14
TadićJosip Tadić
15
Petar DimitrovPetar Dimitrov
26
DumSascha Dum
20
YurukovYordan Yurukov
Substitution68
Yellow Card90+3
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
Substitution46
Yellow Card62
21
SakalievStoyko Sakaliev
Substitution90+3
44
HübenerThomas Hübener
33
MatićSlavko Matić
Substitution89

Coach

Klaus Augenthaler (GER) Miodrag Jesic (SRB)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Alex Verstraeten (BEL), Bart Van De Weghe (BEL)

Fourth official

Stéphane Breda (BEL)

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