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Sofia so good in Libiaz

Malopolska 0-4 South-West Region-Sofia The Bulgarian side score four second-half goals to stay top of Group A.

Surprise package South-West Region-Sofia are top of UEFA Regions' Cup Group A with one game to go after a comfortable 4-0 win ended the hopes of Polish host side Malopolska in Libiaz.

Partizan crowd
A crowd of well over 1,000 backed Michal Królikowski's side throughout the match but, while the score flattered the Bulgarian side, the Polish team, who began by drawing 1-1 with Central Slovakia, could have few complaints about their defeat as the brilliant Ivaylo Angelov masterminded their victory from midfield after a goalless opening period to add to their opening 3-1 victory against JMKFS Brno.

Angelov excellent
The dangerous No8 opened the scoring five minutes into the second half. As Angelov received the ball just outside the penalty area, Malopolska goalkeeper Krzystof Szot may have expected him to pass to an opponent. He was certainly unprepared for the brilliant finish which crashed into his net from distance.

Excellent effort
After 70 minutes, Ivan Iliev's men doubled their lead after an excellent individual effort from Filip Vodenicharov, whose goals in Sofia's final qualifying tournament game brought them to the finals. The midfield player ghosted past two Malopolska players before beating the goalkeeper with a neat diagonal strike.

No luck
Malopolska never gave up and had their share of chances but, just as it did in the first game when Peter Pernis' goalkeeping denied them a win against Central Slovakia, their luck deserted them. And as the crowd roared them on, they fell three goals behind to a Sofia counterattack on 71 minutes.

Amateur Ibrahimovic
Angelov again was the instigator, picking out the tournament's joint-top scorer Ivan Todorov with a searching ball. The striker, whose height and ability have marked him out as a the Regions' Cup's own Zlatan Ibrahimovic, dribbled neatly past the goalkeeper to score.

Unflattering air
Deep into added time, Vodinecharov scored his second of the afternoon as a counterattacking ball from Iskren Pisarov sent him one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He finished to give an unflatteringly one-sided pallor to the final score, and leave Sofia needing only to avoid defeat against Central Slovakia on Thursday, fresh from defeating Brno, to meet Vasca in Saturday's final. Malopolska will hope to end on a high against Brno, defeated in both their games so far.