2011 Bulgarian Cup Final

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2011 Bulgarian Cup Final
Cska with cup of bulgaria 2011.JPG
Event 2010–11 Bulgarian Cup
Date May 25, 2011
Venue Vasil Levski, Sofia
Man of the Match Spas Delev
Referee Ivaylo Stoyanov (Petrich)
Attendance 17,500

The 2011 Bulgarian Cup Final was the 71st final of the Bulgarian Cup. The match took place on 25 May 2011 at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia. The match was contested by CSKA Sofia, who beat Litex Lovech 2–1 in their semi-final, and Slavia Sofia who beat Pirin Blagoevgrad 7–6 on penalties after a 1–1 draw after extra time.[1] CSKA won the final 1–0, claiming their twenty Bulgarian Cup triumph, with forward Spas Delev scoring the only goal of the game in the 39th minute.[2][3]


Up to the 2011 final, CSKA Sofia had reached the Bulgarian Cup Final 32 times, winning nineteen of them, while Slavia Sofia had won seven of their ten finals.

Route to the final[edit]

CSKA Sofia Round Slavia Sofia
Sliven 2000
Yanchev 56', Delev 72', Sheridan 90' Round Two Ludogorets
Bozhov 18', 45'
Delev 60', 73', Sheridan 64' Round Three Etar
Dimitrov 40'
Cherno More
Delev 34', Marquinhos 67' Quarter Final Chernomorets
4–4 aet
5–3 pen
Bozhov 16', 90', Kushev 69', Moldovanov 102'
Bozhov Penalty scored, Kushev Penalty scored, Mansharov Penalty scored, Dimitrov Penalty scored, Jose Junior Penalty scored
Delev 27', 87' Semi Final Pirin
1–1 aet
7–6 pen[5]
Peev 45'
Hristov Penalty scored, Bozhov Penalty scored, Peev Penalty scored, Mansharov Penalty scored, Jose Junior Penalty scored, Filipov Penalty scored, Dimitrov Penalty missed, Moldovanov Penalty scored


Match ball[edit]

The match ball for the 2011 Bulgarian Cup Final was the Puma PowerCat 1.10. The ball has an irregular 20-panel configuration. The ball will be used only for the final.[6]


Petrich-based referee Ivaylo Stoyanov was named as the referee for the 2011 Bulgarian Cup Final on 23 May 2011. His assistants for the 2011 final were Nikolay Angelov and Ventsislav Gavrilov, with Tasko Taskov as the fourth official.[7]


Match statistics
CSKA Sofia Slavia Sofia
Goals scored 1 0
Total shots 11 5
Shots on target 4 3
Ball possession 65% 35%
Corner kicks 6 1
Fouls committed 23 19
Yellow cards 3 4
Red cards 0 1


A goal six minutes before the interval from right winger Spas Delev gave Milen Radukanov’s team victory. The goal capped off a remarkable achievement from Delev, who found the net in every round of the competition. Delev finished smartly for his goal in the 39th minute, placing home from six yards. Slavia striker Nikolay Bozhov should have equalised two minutes later, only to be denied by a good save from CSKA goalkeeper Ivan Karadzhov.

There were several chances in the last 20 minutes and CSKA should have gone 2-0 up when Gregory Nelson was played through, but he missed his chance. It nearly proved costly as Karadzhov spilled a shot soon after, but Radoslav Dimitrov missed in the goalmouth scramble as CSKA lifted the cup for the first time since they beat Cherno More Varna 3-1 in the 2006 final. Slavia ended the game with 10 men after Brazilian defender Josias Basso was sent off in the closing stages.


CSKA Sofia 1 – 0 Slavia Sofia
Delev Goal 39' Report
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Petrich)
GK 12 Bulgaria Ivan Karadzhov
RB 11 Bulgaria Ivan Bandalovski
CB 6 Italy Giuseppe Aquaro
CB 19 Bulgaria Apostol Popov
LB 8 Bulgaria Rumen Trifonov
DM 5 Bulgaria Todor Yanchev (c)
DM 18 Bulgaria Boris Galchev
AM 28 Bulgaria Marquinhos YC 82' Substituted off 82'
RW 7 Bulgaria Spas Delev YC 90+3'
LW 29 Netherlands Gregory Nelson YC 90+1' Substituted off 90'
CF 9 Brazil Michel Platini Substituted off 76'
GK 88 Bulgaria Blagoy Makendzhiev
MF 21 Bulgaria Kosta Yanev
MF 22 Bulgaria Petar Stoyanov Substituted in 82'
MF 23 Bulgaria Emil Gargorov
MF 24 Bulgaria Aleksandar Tonev Substituted in 76'
FW 26 Republic of Ireland Cillian Sheridan Substituted in 90'
FW 27 Bulgaria Stanko Yovchev
Bulgaria Milen Radukanov
CSKA vs Slavia 2011-05-25.png
GK 1 Bulgaria Emil Petrov (c)
RB 18 Bulgaria Filip Filipov
CB 4 Brazil Josias Basso Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 55', 89'
CB 35 Bulgaria Diyan Moldovanov
LB 22 Bulgaria Viktor Genev
DM 27 Israel Tom Mansharov
CM 8 Serbia Pavle Popara Substituted off 58'
LM 20 Bulgaria Radoslav Dimitrov YC 21'
AM 7 Bulgaria Iliya Iliev Substituted off 53'
RM 44 Brazil José Júnior Substituted off 78'
CF 17 Bulgaria Nikolay Bozhov
GK 12 Bulgaria Stefano Kunchev
MF 5 Bulgaria Spas Georgiev Substituted in 53'
FW 9 Bulgaria Georgi Hristov Substituted in 58'
MF 10 Bulgaria Yordan Yurukov
FW 19 Bulgaria Martin Kushev YC 89' Substituted in 78'
DF 25 Nigeria Victor Deniran
MF 77 Bulgaria Daniel Peev
Bulgaria Emil Velev



  • Assistant referees:
    • Nikolay Angelov
    • Ventsislav Gavrilov
  • Fourth official: Tasko Taskov


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CSKA vs Slavia - Final Lineup for Bulgaria Cup". Novinite.com. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  2. ^ "CSKA Sofia edge city rivals Slavia to win Bulgarian Cup". Uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Cup win ends CSKA Sofia drought". Uefa.com. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  4. ^ Krasimirov, Angel (2011-04-20). "CSKA beat flying Litex to reach Bulgarian Cup final". Reuters.com. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  5. ^ Krasimirov, Angel (2011-04-21). "Slavia beat Pirin on penalties to reach Cup final". Reuters.com. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Представиха топката за финала за Купата на България" (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  7. ^ "Ивайло Стоянов свири финала за Купата на България" (in Bulgarian). Btv.bg. Retrieved 2011-05-23.