Litex to play Pirin in Bulgarian Cup final

SOFIA - Holders Litex Lovech reached their third consecutive Bulgarian Cup final with a labored 1-0 win at Minyor on Wednesday.

The Lovech-based club will face Pirin Blagoevgrad in the final on May 27 after Pirin upset Levski Sofia 1-0.

Litex, cup winners in 2001, 2004 and 2008, initially lacked ideas against a well-organised Minyor but sealed their place in the final thanks to a strike by substitute Krum Bibishkov 11 minutes after the interval.

Pirin, who have never won the competition, beat Levski in the other semi-final with a goal from Daniel Peev in the 56th minute.

Pirin added prolific cup winners Levski to their list of victims after eliminating champions and league leaders CSKA Sofia in the previous round.