Levski triumphs in the Eternal Derby

Levski came back from 1-0 down to win the Eternal Derby of Bulgarian football against CSKA Sofia 2-1 at the Vasil Levski National Stadium.

Arsenio Nunes opened the scoring very early in the game for The Reds, but Roman Prochazka levelled from the penalty spot 20 minutes before the end. Eight minutes later, David Jablonsky grabbed the win for Levski.

More than 22,000 supporters came down to the Vasil Levski National Stadium to watch the Eternal Derby. Sectors “B” (Levski) and “G” (CSKA) have shown their choreography.

Levski honour CSKA started the second half better and could have doubled their lead after an excellent attack by Anton Nedialkov who found Gustavo Culma, whose shot went wide. Kevin Mercado was close to scoring but Levski’s keeper Nikolay Krastev was forced to save.

The time was ticking, CSKA was dominating and it was looking like Levski will lose another derby. But with 20 minutes left on the clock, the Blues were awarded a penalty kick. Reds keeper Georgi Kitanov fouled David Jablonsky in the box and the referee Nikola Popov pointed to the spot. Roman Prochazka took the responsibility and equalised, scoring his sixth goal of the season.

Levski was electrified after the goal. Eight minutes later Mehdi Bourabia crossed the ball in the penalty area and David Jablonsky headed the ball into the net to complete the comeback.

A few minutes later CSKA were close to level it twice, but Krastev saved Fernando Karanga’s efforts.

This was Levski first win over CSKA in BFPL since the 27th of April 2013.

BNT Sport

 

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