A protest filed by Bulgaria’s Levski Sofia for a replay of the UEFA Conference League second leg against Hamlan Spartans has been dismissed by UEFA.
In a statement, the Maltese club said UEFA had deemed the Bulgarian team’s protests over the result “unacceptable”, meaning Hamlan had confirmed historic progress to the play-off round of UEFA Conference League qualifiers. increase.
Levski Sofia protested Hamlan’s hand removing the shock, citing a technical error by the referee.
They argued that the game should be restarted because the referee allowed Hamlan winger Ryan Camensouri to pass the halfway line before the ball was kicked off.
The infraction went unnoticed by the match officials and Kamensuri caught a long ball while Levski Sofia’s goalkeeper made a mistake and scored the winning goal to make the scoreline 2-1 and send the match into extra time. I was able to bring it to
Hamlan went on to win the match on penalties.
It was a historic result for Hamlan, making them the first Maltese club to reach the play-off rounds of European competition.
They now face Serbian giants Partizan Belgrade. A win qualifies them for the Group Stage of the UEFA Conference League.
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