Levski Sofia keep alive Champions League dream
SOFIA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Levski Sofia maintained their dream of becoming the first Bulgarian club to compete in the Champions League group stage when they beat Sioni Bolnisi of Georgia in the second qualifying round on Wednesday.
A first-half goal by Valeri Domovchiiski and a late strike by Emil Angelov helped seal their 2-0 win in Georgie and a 4-0 aggregate victory.
They will now play Chievo Verona of Italy in the third qualifying round after Verona were promoted into the competition in the wake of the Serie A match-fixing scandal.
Sioni, who failed to make any real threat at the Lokomotiv stadium in the Georgian capital, finished the match with 10 men after Archil Alamvidze was sent off in the 63th minute.
'We're turning our whole attention to the match with Chievo now,' said delighted Levski coach Stanimir Stoilov after the final whistle. 'We'll do our best to eliminate the Italian team.'
Levski will host Chievo Verona on August 8 with the return in Italy on August 22.