Europa league: PFC Levski Sofia - MFK Ruzomberok 2:0 (1:0)

In the second match of the first qualifying round of Europa league played Ružomberok in Sofia with Bulgarian club PFC Levski Sofia. In the first match Ružomberok lost 0:2.
2:0 (1:0)
Vivacom Arena Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
1. predkolo, 18:30
PFC Levski Sofia vs MFK Ružomberok

PFC Levski Sofia: Mijatovič – Milanov, Kargas, Nuno Reis, Goranov – Rajnov (78. Alar), Thiam, Mariani – Paulinho (72. Jurukov), Kostov (58. Dimitrov), S. Ivanov

MFK Ružomberok: Krajčírik – Čurma, J. Maslo, Jonec, Mojžiš – Twardzik (74. Novotný), Qose, Takáč (67. Brenkus) - Kostadinov (70. Hašek), Gerec, Gal Andrezly

Goals: 33. Mariani, 90.+2 Alar

Yellow cards: 47. Mariani – 50. Gal Andrezly, 66. Twardzik

Referees: Banari - Mardari, Ciobanu (all Moldavia)


In the twelfth minute Mijatović caught Gerec´s shot. Subesquently guest defender blocked Paulinho´s shot from behind of the penalty area. In the twenty-eighth minute Gal Andrezly did not use Kostadinov´s shot and just missed the target in a chance. After five minutes Mariani scored – 1:0. In the forty-second minute Mijatović tipped Gerec´s attempt.

In the fifty-fourth minute domestic defender blocked Kostadinov´s shot from behind of the penalty area. Subsequently Gal Andrezly just missed the target. In the fifty-ninth minute Gorano missed the target. After six minutes defender blocked Gerec´s shot. In the seventy-first minute Mariani just missed the target in a chance. Subsequently Krajčírik tipped dangerous Dimitrov´s shot and in the seventy-fifth minute Krajčírik tipped next Dimitrov´s shot. About two minutes later Brenkus just missed the target in a chance. In the eighth minute Dimitrov missed the target. After two minutes Mariani just missed the target. In the eighty-fourth minute Mijatović caught Novotný´s attempt. At the end of the match Alar scored - 2:0. Ružomberok lost in Sofia 0:2 and finished in the Europa league.

Ján Haspra (head coach of MFK Ružomberok): „I saw it as a completely balanced match. It was like a home match with Sofia. The game was balanced. We have found ourselves in two quite promising situations, but we have not used them. Again, just like in our home, the opponent scored a goal, which was not to happen but happened. Before the second half we wanted to break the match with one goal again. We did not succeed, but in my opinion the performance was solid during our match. We were not afraid of Levski Sofia. It is a pity the second goal in the end, which has not decided on anything but it would be nice to score at least in Sofia.”