Levski will come out with a rather strange line-up in the visit of Dunav in a match of the 1/16 finals of the tournament for the Bulgarian Cup. The head coach of the team, Nikolay Kostov, is pressured by many personnel problems and is actually without protection for the match in Ruse on Wednesday. The titular full-backs are firmly out – Jeremy Petris is suspended and Tsunami is injured. Of the three central defenders at Gerena’s disposal, two will also not be available. Christian Dimitrov was released from the camp of the national team due to an injury and will not be fit for the match with Dunav. Jose Córdoba, on the other hand, is committed to the Panama team, which hosts Costa Rica in a CONCACAF Nations League match on November 21, and has no chance to return home until Wednesday.
Thus Kostov is left with only one defender, Kelian van der Kaap, and Patrick-Gabriel Galchev, who in the juniors played as a winger, but was forced as a back in the first team. This requires extraordinary decisions that will turn Ronaldo and Andi Kraev into defenders. The Brazilian will be a back in Ruse, and the second captain of the “blues” will partner with Van der Kaap in the center of the defense.
However, it is expected that the youth nationals Marin Petkov and Asen Mitkov, who today have a qualification with Estonia in Sofia, will be in the group.
More importantly, Welton will be in the group for the Danube game. The winger, who was sorely missed by the team in the last matches after being injured, is already training with the team. However, he will not be risked and will not start as a starter in Rousse. The Brazilian will appear in the game only if Levski is behind in the result and on the verge of relegation. In his absence, the team’s attack will be led by Ricardinho, El Jemili and Iliyan Stefanov./ “Mach Telegraf”