First leg score Ħamrun Spartans 0-1 Levski Sofia
Levski Sofia vs Ħamrun Spartans
Levski Sofia to win and both teams to score NO- 11/10!
Following a last-gasp victory in Ta’ Qali last Thursday, Levski Sofia are now firmly in control of this tie.
Seven nights ago, the 3,000 fans in attendance had to wait 95 minute for the night’s only goal, scored by Filip Krastev for the visitors.
So, they did leave it late, but the Bulgarian club will be delighted with that victory, looking to finish what they started back at Stadion Georgi Asparuhov.
Levski Sofia have featured in four UEFA group stages, although the most recent of those was 12 years ago.
Subsequently, the Blues have only won three of ten qualifying ties, one of which was a shock victory over PAOK in the previous round.
Having taken the scalp of the Greek side, Stanimir Stoilov’s side are confident of taking the club back to the big-time.
Ħamrun Spartans meantime have beaten Alashkert and Velež Mostar just to get this far.
Before this season, the Maltese side had won just one of nine European ties, this a win over Ballymena United in 1984.
So, Ħamrun Spartans have already exceeded all expectations, but look set to just fall short here.
The reward for the winners is a Europa Conference League play-off round clash with the losers of Partizan Belgrade vs AEK Larnaca, which’ll be tough.