WROCLAW, Poland. July 28 (PSN) – Śląsk Wrocław ends with a goalless draw with Lokomotiv Sofia in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
The Polish vice-champions had created a lot of situations to score, but lacked composure upfront.
The second leg will take place next week in Bulgaria.
Śląsk since the beginning of the match was the team dictating the game, and in the 11th minute could have taken the lead. Celeban found himself in the penalty area and with only goalkeeper in front of him and struck straight at the goalkeeper at full strength.
In the 21st minute Cristian Omar Diaz had an opportunity as well, who from a tight angle lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper, but missed the goal.
Bulgarians responded in the 29th minute. Cetnarski fouled one of his rivals in his own penalty area. Goranov executed a free kick, the ball flew just over the net. A few minutes later a dangerous shot from distance was taken at Kelemen.
Both sides attacked and created goal opportunities all game, with neither Śląsk or Lokomotiv able to finish either of their chances.
The rematch with Lokomotiv will decide the outcome of promotion to the fourth qualifying round, which will take place next week.
Śląsk Wrocław – Lokomotiw Sofia 0:0
Yellow carded: Amir Spahic – Ivo Ivanov, Iskren Pisarov.
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Italy) Spectators: 7000
Śląsk Wrocław: Marian Kelemen – Piotr Celeban, Dariusz Pietrasiak, Marek Wasiluk, Amir Spahic – Waldemar Sobota (83. Marek Gancarczyk), Mateusz Cetnarski, Rok Elsner, Sebastian Mila, Piotr Ćwielong (69. Sebastian Dudek) – Cristian Diaz (52. Johan Voskamp)
Lokomotiv Sofia: Valentin Galev – Darko Savic (69. Vladislav Romanov), Milen Lahchev, Jordan Varbanov, Kristian Dobrev – Rumen Goranov, Vasil Velev (65. Marczo Dafczev), Ivo Ivanov, Atanas Atanasov, Iskren Pisarov – Preslav Jordanov (81. Mirza Mesic)
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