SOFIA (Reuters) - Levski Sofia reached the Bulgarian Cup final for the 35th time after a 3-1 aggregate win over city rivals Lokomotiv following a goalless draw in the second leg on Wednesday.
The Blues preserved their lead at the Lokomotiv stadium in the Sofia district of Nadezhda and now have a chance to win the trophy for a record 26th time.
Levski, unbeaten since coach Nikolay Mitov took charge earlier this month, reached the final for the first time since 2007 when they beat Litex Lovech 1-0 after extra-time.
“I’m happy because we reached the final and that’s all I cared about in today’s game, nothing else,” Mitov said.
In Thursday’s second semi-final, the 2010 Cup winners Beroe Stara Zagora host Slavia Sofia, who are aiming to mark their 100th anniversary by lifting the trophy for the eighth time, after a 0-0 draw in the first leg.
Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; Editing by Ken Ferris