2008–09 Bulgarian Cup

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The Bulgarian Cup 2008–09 was the seventieth official Bulgarian annual football tournament. The competition started on October 15, 2008 with the Preliminary Round and ended on May 26, 2009. The defending champions were Litex Lovech, who successfully defended their title.

Preliminary round[edit]

In this round entered 4 winners from the regional competitions as well as 3 teams from B PFG (second level) decided by random draw. There should have been 4 teams selected from B PFG, but since this year's league features only 31 team, 3 teams were chosen. The matches were played on October 15, 2008.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Slivnishki Geroy (III) 3–0 Akademik Sofia (II)
Brestnik 1948 (III) 1–3 Pirin Gotse Delchev (II)
Dorostol 2003 (III) 1–2 (aet) Chavdar Etropole (II)
Almus Bier (III) bye

Note: Roman numerals in brackets denote the league tier the clubs participate in during the 2008–09 season.

First round[edit]

In this round entered winners from the previous round together with the remaining 28 teams from B PFG. The matches were played on October 29, 2008.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Etar-1924 1–3 Pirin Blagoevgrad (1922)
Belite orli 0–2 Balkan Botevgrad
Slivnishki Geroy 2–2 (aet, p. 2–4) Pirin Gotse Delchev
Botev Krivodol 1–0 Beroe
Marek 0–0 (aet, p. 4–5) Minyor
Almus Bier 0–3 Vidima-Rakovski
Spartak Plovdiv 1–0 Dunav Rousse
Chavdar Etropole 3–1 Kom-Minyor
Sportist Svoge 1–0 Lokomotiv Stara Zagora
Svetkavitsa 1–1 (aet, p. 4–5) Montana
Lyubimetz 2007 2–1 (aet) Svilengrad 1921
Spartak Pleven 0–2 Chernomorets Balchik
Nesebar 2–1 (aet) Naftex
Chavdar 2–0 Rilski Sportist
Maritsa 2–1 Shumen
Rodopa Smolyan 2–1 Kaliakra Kavarna

Second round[edit]

This round featured winners from the First Round and all 16 teams from A PFG. The matches were played on November 11, 12, 13 and 26, 2008.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Lyubimetz 2007 1–2 Vihren Sandanski
Lokomotiv Sofia 1–2 (aet) Levski Sofia
Balkan Botevgrad 1–0 Lokomotiv Mezdra
Minyor Pernik 2–1 (aet) Cherno More Varna
Spartak Varna 1–2 Pirin Blagoevgrad (1931)
Vidima-Rakovski 1–0 Chavdar Etropole
Litex Lovech 2–0 Botev Plovdiv
CSKA Sofia 2–1 (aet) Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Chavdar 1–2 Spartak Plovdiv
Pirin Gotse Delchev 3–0 Belasitsa Petrich
Maritsa 2–0 Sportist Svoge
Nesebar 1–0 (aet) Chernomorets Balchik
Minyor 0–2 OFC Sliven
Botev Krivodol 2–1 Slavia Sofia
Rodopa Smolyan 2–1 (aet) Chernomorets Burgas
Montana 2–0 (aet) Pirin Blagoevgrad (1922)

Third round[edit]

In this round entered winners from the Second Round. The matches were played on December 7, 2008.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Montana 0–2 Pirin Blagoevgrad (1931)
Spartak Plovdiv 2–3 Vihren Sandanski
Maritsa 1–5 Litex Lovech
Balkan Botevgrad 0–5 CSKA Sofia
Vidima-Rakovski 0–3 Minyor Pernik
Rodopa Smolyan 1–3 Botev Krivodol
Nesebar 2–1 Pirin Gotse Delchev
Levski Sofia 2–1 (aet) OFC Sliven

Quarterfinals[edit]

March 4, 2009
14:00 EET
Vihren Sandanski 0 – 2 Levski Sofia
G. Ivanov Goal 12'
Tasevski Goal 28'

March 4, 2009
14:30 EET
Botev Krivodol 1 – 4 Minyor Pernik
Vladinov Goal 87' Hazurov Goal 17' Goal 33'
Janković Goal 63'
Rumenov Goal 78'

March 4, 2009
14:30 EET
Nesebar 1 – 5 Litex Lovech
Hristov Goal 15' Popov Goal 28' Goal 71'
Doka Goal 60'
Bibishkov Goal 75'
Cvetanov Goal 77'

Semifinals[edit]

April 29, 2009
14:00 EEST
Minyor Pernik 0 – 1 Litex Lovech
Bibishkov Goal 57'
Minyor Stadium, Pernik
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Stanislav Todorov

April 29, 2009
16:30 EEST
Pirin Blagoevgrad (1931) 1 – 0 Levski Sofia
Peev Goal 56'
Hristo Botev Stadium, Blagoevgrad
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Georgi Ignatov

Final[edit]

May 26, 2009
20:30 EEST
Pirin Blagoevgrad 0 – 3 Litex Lovech
Niflore Goal 20'
Doka Goal 72'
Bibishkov Goal 86'
Georgi Asparuhov Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Stefan Spasov

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