2018–19 Bulgarian Cup

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2018–19 Bulgarian Cup
Купа на България
CountryBulgaria
Teams32
ChampionsLokomotiv Plovdiv (1st title)
Runners-upBotev Plovdiv
Matches played33
Goals scored90 (2.73 per match)
Attendance74,230 (2,249 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)The Gambia Ali Sowe
(6 goals)
All statistics correct as of 15 May 2019.

The 2018−19 Bulgarian Cup was the 37th official edition of the Bulgarian annual football knockout tournament. The competition began on 25 September 2018 with the first round and finished with the final on 15 May 2019.[1] Slavia Sofia were the defending champions, but lost on penalties in the round of 16 to Ludogorets Razgrad. The final was contested between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Botev Plovdiv, thus being the first ever final to feature the Plovdiv derby. Lokomotiv won the final with the score of 1–0 and clinched their first ever cup title. They also qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League.

Participating clubs[edit]

The following 32 teams qualified for the competition:[2]

2018–19 First League
14 clubs
2018–19 Second League
15 non-reserve clubs
Winners of 3 regional competitions
3 clubs

Beroe Stara Zagora
Botev Plovdiv
Botev Vratsa
CSKA Sofia
Cherno More Varna
Dunav Ruse
Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Levski Sofia
Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Ludogorets Razgrad
Septemvri Sofia
Slavia Sofia
Vereya Stara Zagora
Vitosha Bistritsa

Arda Kardzhali
Botev Galabovo
Chernomorets Balchik
CSKA 1948 Sofia
Dobrudzha Dobrich
Kariana Erden
Litex Lovech
Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa
Lokomotiv Sofia
Montana
Nesebar
Pirin Blagoevgrad
Pomorie
Strumska Slava Radomir
Tsarsko Selo Sofia

from Northern zone:

from South-East zone:

from South-West zone:

Matches[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

The draw was conducted on 29 August 2018.[3] The games will be played between 25 and 27 September 2018.[4][5] In this stage all of the participants started their participation i.e. the 14 teams from First League, the 15 non-reserve teams from Second League and the 3 winners from the regional amateur competitions.

Round of 16[edit]

The draw was conducted on 28 September 2018.[6] The games will be played between 30 October and 1 November 2018.[7][8] In this stage the participants will be the 16 winners from the first round.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw was conducted on 7 November 2018.[9] The games will be played on 2, 3 and 4 April 2019.[10][11] In this stage the participants will be the 8 winners from the second round.

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw was conducted on 4 April 2019, immediately after the conclusion of the quarter-finals.[12] The first legs will be played on 16 and 17 April, while the second legs are scheduled for 23 and 24 April 2019.[13]

First Legs[edit]

Second Legs[edit]

Final[edit]

The final took place at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia on May 15, 2019.[14]

Botev Plovdiv0−1Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Report Ožbolt Goal 73'
Attendance: 20,500
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Sofia)

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                                 
3 Hebar Pazardzhik 1  
1 Beroe Stara Zagora 6  
  1 Beroe Stara Zagora 0 (3)  
  1 Botev Plovdiv (p) 0 (4)  
2 CSKA 1948 Sofia 1
1 Botev Plovdiv 4  
  1 Botev Plovdiv (p) 1 (3)  
  1 Cherno More Varna 1 (1)  
2 Arda Kardzhali 0  
1 Cherno More Varna 1  
  1 Cherno More Varna (p) 2 (5)
  1 Levski Sofia 2 (4)  
3 Atletik Kuklen 0
1 Levski Sofia 6  
  1 Botev Plovdiv 3 3  
  1 CSKA Sofia 2 3  
2 Nesebar 1  
1 Ludogorets Razgrad 3  
  1 Ludogorets Razgrad (p) 2 (4)
  1 Slavia Sofia 2 (3)  
2 Pirin Blagoevgrad 0
1 Slavia Sofia 2  
  1 Ludogorets Razgrad 0
  1 CSKA Sofia 1  
2 Montana 0  
1 CSKA Sofia 2  
  1 CSKA Sofia 3
  1 Vitosha Bistritsa 1  
2 Botev Galabovo 0 (8)
1 Vitosha Bistritsa (p) 0 (9)  
1 Botev Plovdiv 0
1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1
2 Litex Lovech 0  
1 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 2  
  1 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 3  
  1 Vereya Stara Zagora 0  
3 Spartak Varna 1 (4)
1 Vereya Stara Zagora (p) 1 (5)  
  1 Etar Veliko Tarnovo 1 (6)  
  1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv (p) 1 (7)  
2 Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa 1 (6)  
1 Dunav Ruse (p) 1 (7)  
  1 Dunav Ruse 1
  1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2  
2 Pomorie 0
1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1  
  1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 4 0
  1 Septemvri Sofia 0 0  
2 Strumska Slava Radomir 2  
2 Tsarsko Selo Sofia 1  
  2 Strumska Slava Radomir 3
  2 Chernomorets Balchik 1  
2 Chernomorets Balchik 1
1 Botev Vratsa 0  
  2 Strumska Slava Radomir 0
  1 Septemvri Sofia 2  
2 Dobrudzha Dobrich 0  
2 Lokomotiv Sofia 1  
  2 Lokomotiv Sofia 2
  1 Septemvri Sofia 3  
2 Kariana Erden 0
1 Septemvri Sofia 1  

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 15 May 2019
Rank Player Club Goals
1 The Gambia Ali Sowe CSKA Sofia 6
2 Brazil Alfredo Beroe 3
Bulgaria Lachezar Baltanov Botev Plovdiv
Portugal Rúben Pinto CSKA Sofia
Bulgaria Ivan Stoyanov Etar
6 8 players 2

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The match took place at the Stadion Lokomotiv in Plovdiv instead of Atletik Kuklen's home stadium.
  2. ^ The match took place at the Natsionalen stadion Vasil Levski in Sofia instead of CSKA 1948's home stadium.
  3. ^ The match took place at the Gradski stadion in Balchik instead of Spartak Varna's home stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Календар първенство 2018/2019" (PDF) (in Bulgarian). Bulgarian Football Union. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulgarian Cup 2018–19 - Final Phase". bulgarian-football.com. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Левски с лек жребий за Купата, ЦСКА срещу стар познайник". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Решение СТК 05.09.2018". bfunion.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Решение СТК 17.09.2018". bfunion.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Късмет за ЦСКА в жребия за Купата, има три яки дербита". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Решение СТК 05.10.2018". bfunion.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Решение СТК 24.10.2018". bfunion.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Случи се! Лудогорец срещу ЦСКА за Купата". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Решение СТК 18.03.2019". bfunion.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Решение СТК 01.04.2019". bfunion.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Големите фаворити един срещу друг за Купата!". Gong.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Решение СТК 05.04.2019". bfunion.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Купа на България 2018/19". Bulgarian-football.com (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 4 April 2019.