Darko Tasevski during today's game; photo: sportal.bg

Darko Tasevski scored a goal for Levski

Darko Tasevski during today's game; photo: sportal.bgIn today’s derby between Levski and Litex Lovech, Darko Tasevski opened the scoring in the 12th minute to help his side celebrate a 3:2 victory.

Darko Tasevski started for Levski in the playmaker role and played until the 90th minute when he was replaced by Lachezar Baltanov.  Levski opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation and Tasevski quickly gave the home side the lead in the 12th minute with a low left footed shot from just outside of the box that went past the diving keeper to the bottom right corner.  Levski added one more goal just before halftime to take a 2:0 lead going into the break.  However, the defending Bulgarian champions Litex Lovech bounced back and scored two goals in the 2nd half to tie the game at 2:2 with the equalizing goal being scored in the 71st minute.  Then, three minutes later, Levski midfielder Vladimir Gadzhev scored a stunning goal from distance to hand Levski the 3:2 lead and that turned out to be final score as well.

Tasevski has not been able to replicate his form with Levski to the Macedonian national team.  He has made over 30 appearances for Macedonia but is still looking for his first goal.  His recent actions when he decided to abandon the senior national team after not making the trip to Moscow did not sit well with the new manager John Toshack.  No player was happy at being left out of the Russia game but each player who remained in Macedonia decided to accept Toshack’s decision with the only exception being Tasevski.  It remains to be seen whether Toshack will completely remove Tasevski from consideration in the future due to his actions or whether he will give Darko another chance.  We should know that answer in the near future as Toshack will soon announce the Macedonian squad for the two EURO 2012 qualifiers in October against Armenia and Slovakia. 

Darko Tasevski’s goal (at 0:27):

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