“Levski” did it for the first time – it would be…

first_imgBorislav Tsonev made his second debut for his home club and brought the victory over “Etar” with 2: 1. PHOTOS: RUMYANA TONEVA On September 13, “Levski” finally did it – achieved the first victory of “Gerena” for 2020, albeit with difficulty. The “Blues” had a hard time beating the queue “Eter”, who not only scored his first goal of the season at the “blue” stadium, but was also close to stealing a point.Borislav Tsonev, who returned after a 5-year break, became a hero for Levski, scoring victoriously in the 79th minute from a direct free kick. Zhivko Atanasov opened for the “blues” in the 36th minute, but after falling asleep the defense of the hosts Preslav Borukov equalized in the 43rd to reach the late end.Thus, “Levski” interrupted its blackest series at home. The last victory of “Gerena” was on December 8, 2019 – 2: 0 over “Vitosha” (Bistritsa). Then the “blues” failed to take 3 points in 7 consecutive championship matches – against CSKA (0: 0), “Slavia” (1: 2), “Ludogorets” (0: 1), “Slavia” (1: 2 ), Lokomotiv, Plovdiv (1: 2), Beroe (0: 2) and Tsarsko Selo (0: 1).After two consecutive victories in the current championship – 4: 0 as guests of “Montana” and the current 2: 1 over “Etar”, “Levski” climbed to 7th place with 7 points after 5 rounds. And in the next he accepted CSKA 1948 on September 19.Borislav Tsonev (in the midfield) and Alex Petkov (in the center of defense), who are the last two additions to the “blues”, also made their debut against “Etar” for “Levski”.After centering from a corner kick by Tsonev in the 36th minute, Alex Petkov deflected, and Zhivko Atanasov rushed in and scored the ball with his head in the visitors’ net – 1: 0. This was the defender’s debut goal for Levski.Paulinho missed to double.In the 43rd minute, however, “Etar” surprisingly equalized.Anton Ognyanov centered, Atanasov pushed with Preslav Borukov in the penalty area, and both fell. The Levski players thought that the ball would go out and let it be caught by Zdravko Iliev, who returned, Preslav Borukov stood up and sewed it into the net behind Nikolay Mihailov – 1: 1.This was Borukov’s first goal in the elite of Bulgaria. Being a teenager of “Levski”, he made a sign that he is not happy to drive a potential nail into the “blue” coffin. In fact, the goal was the first for “Etar” during the campaign after 4 losses with a 0:11 goal difference so far.In the 71st minute Milcho Angelov was even close to a turnaround after a counter by Etar, but the striker’s shot went past the crossbar.In the final part there was a controversial foul in favor of “Levski”, which turned out to be decisive. Yani Pehlivanov tried to control his returned ball in the penalty area. And so as not to risk passing her by, he took her by the shoulder. Judge Stanimir Trenchev awarded a direct free kick on the edge of the penalty area, while the Levski players demanded a penalty. Etar was dissatisfied that a violation had been marked at all.Borislav Tsonev bet the ball and turned it over the wall in the net behind Gospodinov, who failed to cope with this situation – 2: 1 for “Levski”.last_img

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