Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Levski Win Bulgarian Football League Championship


All CSKA fans now hang their heads low after conceding this year’s Bulgarian Football League Championship with a 1-0 loss to Litex Lovech. The Champions are their Sofia arch rivals Levski who achieved that one point that was needed to make their points tally unassailable.

It is such a shame that football incites violent and hooliganism it is a worldwide phenomenon in this most popular of sports.

Levski Sofia won their 26th Bulgarian league title and sealed a place in next season's Champions League qualifying rounds after a 1-1 home draw against Minyor Pernik on Sunday.

With one game left to play, Levski have 68 points and an unassailable three-point lead over CSKA Sofia, whose hopes of retaining the title vanished with a 1-0 defeat at Litex Lovech in a match marred by crowd violence.

Several dozen CSKA fans invaded the pitch and clashed with police in the closing stages of the game following a disallowed goal.

Referee Stanislav Todorov stopped the match for several minutes as fans received medical aid at the touchline. Police are still to announce how many people were arrested.

Kostadin Hazurov gave Minyor Pernik a shock lead at Levski Sofia seven minutes after the interval but Vladimir Gadzhev levelled the score in the 74th minute.

"I'm really pleased because we won the title in front of our great fans," said delighted Levski coach Emil Velev. "We deserve the trophy because we're the best team in the league."
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