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  • Date:04 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Georgi Asparuchov Stadium
  • Dembele (10) Gadzhev (82)
  • De Melo (34)
    Ivo Ivanov - og (87)
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94mins

Veselin Minev crosses the ball, clearance by Aurelien Chedjou.

93mins

Inswinging corner taken by Vladimir Gadzhev from the left by-line played to the near post, Franck Beria manages to make a clearance.

93mins

Vladimir Gadzhev takes a shot. Aurelien Chedjou gets a block in.

93mins

Daniel Mladenov crosses the ball.

92mins

The ball is delivered by Daniel Mladenov, clearance by Aurelien Chedjou.

92mins

Moussa Sow is caught offside. Yordan Miliev takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Garra Dembele produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Ludovic Obraniak, Dustley Mulder makes a clearance.

90mins

Short corner taken by Eden Hazard.

88mins

Headed own goal by Ivo Ivanov. Levski Sofia 2-2 Lille.

87mins

Garra Dembele challenges Ludovic Obraniak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darko Tasevski goes off and Ivo Ivanov comes on. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ludovic Obraniak.

85mins

Foul by Idrissa Gana Gueye on Garra Dembele, free kick awarded. Vladimir Gadzhev restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

The referee books Bozhidar Mitrev for entering the field of play without the referee's permission.

82mins

A cross is delivered by Daniel Mladenov, Vladimir Gadzhev finds the net with a goal from 35 yards. Levski Sofia 2-1 Lille.Dos Santos Joaozinho provided the assist for the goal.

80mins

David Rozehnal fouled by Garra Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mickael Landreau.

79mins

Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Darko Tasevski, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Serginho Greene.

78mins

Moussa Sow goes into the referee's book.

76mins

Eden Hazard on for Vinicius De Melo.

75mins

Dos Santos Joaozinho decides to take a short corner, Serginho Greene crosses the ball.

74mins

Garra Dembele fouled by David Rozehnal, the ref awards a free kick. Veselin Minev takes the free kick.

74mins

Vinicius De Melo sends in a cross.

72mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mariyan Ognyanov by David Rozehnal. Yordan Miliev restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

Garra Dembele fouled by Franck Beria, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by dos Santos Joaozinho, Aurelien Chedjou makes a clearance.

67mins

Vladimir Gadzhev takes a shot. Save made by Mickael Landreau. Dos Santos Joaozinho takes the inswinging corner, David Rozehnal manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Idrissa Gana Gueye crosses the ball, Serginho Greene manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Foul by Veselin Minev on Franck Beria, free kick awarded. Veselin Minev is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Mickael Landreau takes the free kick.

60mins

Mariyan Ognyanov replaces Hristo Yovov.

60mins

Yordan Miliev challenges Vinicius De Melo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vinicius De Melo takes the free kick.

58mins

Daniel Mladenov replaces Andwele Slory.

56mins

(Lille) makes a substitution, with Yohan Cabaye coming on for Antonio Mavuba. Moussa Sow replaces Yao Gervinho.

56mins

Corner taken by Vladimir Gadzhev from the left by-line played to the near post, David Rozehnal manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yao Gervinho by Veselin Minev. Free kick taken by David Rozehnal.

56mins

Unfair challenge on Yao Gervinho by Veselin Minev results in a free kick. David Rozehnal takes the free kick.

56mins

Corner taken by Vladimir Gadzhev from the left by-line, clearance by David Rozehnal.

55mins

Vladimir Gadzhev takes a shot from 20 yards. Mickael Landreau makes a brilliant save.

55mins

Idrissa Gana Gueye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yordan Miliev. Yordan Miliev takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andwele Slory on Pape N'Diaye Souare. Aurelien Chedjou takes the direct free kick.

52mins

The official flags Pape N'Diaye Souare offside. Dustley Mulder takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Pape N'Diaye Souare delivers the ball.

49mins

A cross is delivered by dos Santos Joaozinho, clearance made by Aurelien Chedjou.

48mins

The ball is delivered by Stephane Dumont, clearance by Serginho Greene.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ludovic Obraniak by Veselin Minev. Franck Beria restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Serginho Greene delivers the ball.

45mins

Andwele Slory crosses the ball, clearance by Franck Beria. Outswinging corner taken by dos Santos Joaozinho from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Aurelien Chedjou.

45mins

Franck Beria crosses the ball, Serginho Greene makes a clearance.

42mins

Aurelien Chedjou fouled by dos Santos Joaozinho, the ref awards a free kick. David Rozehnal restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Pape N'Diaye Souare sends in a cross, Shot by Yao Gervinho from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Franck Beria by dos Santos Joaozinho results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Rozehnal.

39mins

Dos Santos Joaozinho takes a shot. Mickael Landreau makes a save.

38mins

Stephane Dumont gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hristo Yovov. Yordan Miliev restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Corner taken left-footed by Ludovic Obraniak to the near post, Vinicius De Melo grabs a headed goal from close in. Levski Sofia 1-1 Lille.The assist for the goal came from Ludovic Obraniak.

33mins

David Rozehnal takes a shot. Blocked by Yordan Miliev.

33mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ludovic Obraniak, Garra Dembele manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Franck Beria sends in a cross, clearance made by Dustley Mulder.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane Dumont on Serginho Greene. Direct free kick taken by Veselin Minev.

29mins

Shot from outside the box by David Rozehnal misses to the left of the goal.

28mins

Unfair challenge on Darko Tasevski by Antonio Mavuba results in a free kick. Booking for Antonio Mavuba for unsporting behaviour. Serginho Greene restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pape N'Diaye Souare by Andwele Slory. Andwele Slory receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Aurelien Chedjou.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Franck Beria, Hristo Yovov makes a clearance.

24mins

The ball is sent over by dos Santos Joaozinho.

23mins

Dos Santos Joaozinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Franck Beria. Free kick taken by David Rozehnal.

23mins

Garra Dembele has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

21mins

Vinicius De Melo takes a shot.

17mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Idrissa Gana Gueye on Hristo Yovov. Serginho Greene takes the direct free kick.

17mins

The referee blows for offside against Vinicius De Melo. Direct free kick taken by Serginho Greene.

15mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Vladimir Gadzhev.

15mins

The ball is crossed by dos Santos Joaozinho, clearance made by David Rozehnal.

11mins

Garra Dembele scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Levski Sofia 1-0 Lille.

8mins

Veselin Minev takes a shot. Save made by Mickael Landreau. Corner from the left by-line taken by Vladimir Gadzhev, David Rozehnal manages to make a clearance.

5mins

Corner taken left-footed by dos Santos Joaozinho to the near post, Pape N'Diaye Souare manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by dos Santos Joaozinho, Pape N'Diaye Souare manages to make a clearance.

The game begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Yovov issues rallying cry Birthday boy Hristo Yovov has called on his team's fans to roar them to victory in their crucial Europa League Group C clash with Lille. The forward will hope to celebrate his 33rd birthday with a win in a match which could play a major role in deciding the second qualifying position for the knockout stages. Sporting Lisbon lead the group standings with a maximum nine points from their first three games, with Lille (four) and Levski (three) looking to take the upper hand in the race for second spot. Aurelien Chedjou scored the only goal as Lille won the home fixture 1-0 a fortnight ago to edge ahead. Levski keeper Bozhidar Mitrev made a string of fine saves in that game, though Lille were left hanging on in the latter stages as Marian Ognyanov and Yordan Miliev went close. And Yovov believes his team can build on home advantage to turn the tables in the return fixture. "We will rely on an upbeat atmosphere," he said. "In any event, the atmosphere raises adrenaline and helps you forget fatigue and problems. "We were pleasantly surprised to have such support from fans at our training session because Levski needs it." They will be boosted by Lille's six-game winless run away from home in European competition, though Levski themselves had failed to win in four home group stage clashes prior to their win over Gent on matchday one. But Yovov is aware of the test facing his team, particularly with Lille forwards Gervinho and Eden Hazard regaining their best form in recent weeks. "The team of Lille is very classy, especially in attack with very good players and good flanking and central strikers," he said. "If Lille play on the counter-attack it would be nice, because it would mean that we took the initiative and encouraged them to defend. Lille, however, are a proven team with a proven coach and players, but we have a huge advantage playing at home." Yasen Petrov's side go into the match on the back of a disappointing performance in their 2-1 loss to Lokomotiv Plovdiv, but Yovov is keen to look forward. "There was talk in the dressing room after the loss to Lokomotiv Plovdiv," he said. "We want to talk about Lille. "The most important thing for the club is to win and get out of this bad run. In the dressing room the mood is upbeat and we will try to have fun in the match."

Formation:442Manager: Emil Velev

Levski Sofia

Formation: 442Manager: Rudi Garcia

Lille

  • Kiril Akalski
  • Serginho Greene
  • Dustley Mulder
  • Veselin Minev
  • dos Santos Joaozinho
  • Vladimir Gadzhev
  • Yordan Miliev
  • Darko Tasevski
  • Andwele Slory
  • Garra Dembele
  • Hristo Yovov
  • SUBS
  • Bozhidar Mitrev
  • Stefan Stanchev
  • Ivo Ivanov
  • Alexsandar Alexandrov
  • Mariyan Ognyanov
  • Daniel Mladenov
  • Ismail Isa

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Match Report

Unlucky Ivanov costs Bulgarians An unfortunate own goal from substitute Ivo Ivanov rescued a 2-2 draw for Lille in their Europa League clash at Levski Sofia and ensured the French side remain in the runners-up spot in Group C. Goals from Garra Dembele and Vladimir Gadzhev looked to have given Levski their second win, but Ivanov's header two minutes from time stole a point for Lille adding to Vinicius De Melo's score in the first half. Lille are now four points behind leaders Sporting Lisbon, who lost in Gent tonight, with Levski sitting third. Levski came into the clash knowing victory would see them move into second place at the expense of their opponents. And the Bulgarians were in front after 11 minutes at the Georgi Asparuhov Stadion, when Dembele broke through the Lille backline before placing his shot into the bottom right corner from 10 yards out. Lille were not thrown off their stride by the goal, though, and De Melo's attempts to bring them back on level terms resulted in the striker hitting the crossbar with his 22-yard drive after 21 minutes. The visitors were making their presence felt and David Rozehnal fired in a right-footed effort which fell narrowly past the left post. Rozehnal saw his next shot from distance blocked by Levski midfielder Yordan Miliev, but the breakthrough eventually came after 35 minutes thanks to De Melo, who met a corner from Ludovic Obraniak before heading home from a few yards out. Brazilian winger Joaozinho tried to restore Levski's lead before the interval but saw his powerful drive well held by Lille keeper Mickael Landreau. Levski also offered the first chance after the restart through Gadzhev, who curled in a beautiful shot from the edge of the area which tested Landreau's abilities to the full. The Lille keeper came to the rescue again 11 minutes later, punching away another threatening strike from Gadzhev. But the Levski midfielder eventually found a way through seven minutes from time and in spectacular fashion, running onto a pass from Joaozinho before letting fly with a 30-yard drive which nestled into the top left corner. That looked to be decisive for the home side, but their celebrations lasted just five minutes as Lille were gifted a point when defender Ivanov - under pressure from the visitors - turned his attempt at a headed clearance into his own net barely a minute after entering the field.

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