SOFIA, July 31 (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia beat city rivals Levski 3-0 on penalties to win the Bulgarian Super Cup following a goalless draw after extra time on Sunday.
CSKA's new signing Florentin Petre scored the winning penalty after their goalkeeper Ivailo Petrov saved from Levski's most experienced players Elin Topuzakov and Daniel Borimirov and substitute Valeri Domovchiiski hit the post.
There were few chances in a tense curtain-raiser to the new season between Cup winners CSKA and champions Levski with both teams packing the midfield at the Vasil Levski national stadium as they seemed to worry more about avoiding defeat.
Levski finished with nine men when French midfielder Sedric Bardon was sent off in the 89th minute and his Nigerian team mate Richard Eromoigbe was then shwon a second yellow card in the second period of extra time for a foul on Robert Petrov.
CSKA's triumph avenged last season's defeat by their bitter city rivals in another thrilling penalty shootout.
The Bulgarian league season kicks off on August 5.