After an intense showdown lasted almost 3 hours, Levski Sofia became the new champions of the Bulgarian Volleyball Super Cup 2023 by defeating last season’s winners Hebar Pazardzhik.
The match concluded with an exciting score of 2-3 (28:30, 22:25, 25:17, 25:23, 13:15) in the Mladost hall in Burgas.
Despite the roller-coaster twists and turns throughout the whole game, Levski Sofia’s young team managed to take the title, becoming only the third club to win the Super Cup since its inception in 2016, a victory that broke the dominating streak previously held by Hebar itself and Neftohimik Burgas.
Venislav Antov was the man of the match scoring an impressive amount of 32 points including 6 aces, 4 blocks, and an excellent 63% in attack. His stellar performance earned him the title of MVP of the Super Cup final, while the MVP of the entire tournament was Alexander Kandev.
Other notable contributions came from the Bulgarian U21 national team’s captain Vladimir Garkov, who, despite coming in as a substitute, added 13 decisive points to the winners’ score.
On the losing side Giulio Sabbi was the most prolific player with 28-points.
• Hebar Pazardzhik – Levski Sofia 2-3 (28:30, 22:25, 25:17, 25:23, 13:15)
Top scorers: Giulio Sabbi (28), Jacopo Massari (11), Rozalin Penchev (10), Victor Yosifov (10); Venislav Antov (32), Vladimir Garkov (13), Alejandro Toro (8).