• FT

    Ajax

    1

    Anderlecht

    3

  • FT

    D Zagreb

    1

    FC Timisoara

    2

  • FT

    Genoa

    1

    Valencia

    2

  • FT

    H Tel-Aviv

    1

    Hamburg SV

    0

  • FT

    Lille

    3

    S Prague

    1

  • FT

    Rapid Vienna

    3

    Celtic

    3

  • FT

    Benfica

    2

    AEK Athens

    1

  • FT

    Everton

    0

    BATE

    1

  • FT

    Fenerbahce

    1

    S Tiraspol

    0

  • FT

    Lazio

    0

    Levski Sofia

    1

  • FT

    Steaua

    1

    FC Twente

    1

  • FT

    Villarreal

    0

    SV Salzburg

    1

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Stadio Olimpico, Italy

Referee: William Collum | Attendance: 3000

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0 - 1

FT

Levski Sofia

  • Hristo Yovov 60'

Levski finish campaign on a high

Levski Sofia claimed their first win in the Europa League with a 1-0 victory over Lazio in the Stadio Olimpico.

Hristo Yovov struck on the hour mark for his team's first goal of the competition and was good enough to secure the triumph.

Both sides went into the final Group D game having already fallen out of contention for a place in the next round and had only pride to play for.

Antoni Zdravkov's Levski dominated the encounter in Rome and deserved the win.

Lazio coach Davide Ballardini, with his team's last Serie A game of the 2009 coming up this weekend at Inter Milan, made wholesale changes to the team that beat Genoa 1-0 at the weekend and his young side mustered little.

The visitors controlled the opening stages and in the 12th minute Yovov forced Lazio goalkeeper Fernando Muslera to dive to his right to clear his 25-yard strike that was headed towards the near post.

Levski continued to surge forward and should have scored on the half-hour mark but Ze Soares fired wide from close range.

Shortly after, Yovov's central free-kick went over the bar.

Lazio could have taken the lead before half-time but Roberto Baronio's curled free-kick was met by a fine save from Bozhidar Mitrev.

Levski controlled possession after the restart and should have gone in front in the 50th minute.

Cedric Bardon got behind Ze Soares' cross but his header went inches wide of the far post with Muslera already beaten.

Levski finally broke the deadlock on the hour mark.

Darko Tasevski's pass found Yovov inside the area and his lobbed effort beat Muslera to silence the home crowd.

The goal seemed to awaken Lazio and Eliseu should have knotted the contest five minutes later.

Stephen Makinwa served Eliseu at the heart of the area only for the Portuguese midfielder to fire high and wide.

Levski almost made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute but Sarmov's 30-yard stinging drive beat Muslera and hit the crossbar.

With 10 minutes remaining, Baronio's right-footed strike from the edge of the area was saved by Mitrev as Levski held on for victory.

Scoring Summary

  • Lazio
  • Levski Sofia
 
(60') Hristo Yovov

Match Stats

  • Lazio
  • Levski Sofia
12(7) Shots (on goal) 10(4)
12 Fouls 12
2 Corner kicks 4
4 Offsides 5
50% Time of Possession 50%
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 8

Teams

  • Lazio
  • Levski Sofia
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