Ludogorets defeated 1:0 Beroe. This was an important win for the club. Tekpetey scored the only goal in the match in the 60th minute.
The Bulgarian champion now how has the chance to officially win the 11th consecutive title in the next round of the championship. If Ludogorets defeats Slavia, the title would be secured, regardless of the outcome of the CSKA – Levski match. If both teams win, the advantage of Ludogorets which is now 12 points would remain, but the goal ratio of the matches between Ludogorets and CSKA is in Ludogorets’ favor, therefore, the title would become a fact.
Despodov received the ball from Goncalves in the fourth minute and passed it to Sotiriou who sent the ball outside the gate. Despodov received the ball eight minutes later and tried to score, but Beroe’s best defender blocked this goal attempt. The ball remained in Despodov’s range who passed the ball to Sotiriou, but he sent the ball out.
Yusein tried to score about 25 minutes after the match began, but Cauly changed the ball’s trajectory and it went into a corner. Until that point, Ludogorets controlled the ball more. Beroe relied more on fast counter attacks.
Oliveira almost scored with his left foot in the 37th minute, but he sent the ball outside the woodwork. Despodov’s direct free kick sent the ball above Ganev’s crossbar.
The guests from Razgrad created another attack. Cauly and Sotiriou joined forces, and the latter passed the ball to Tekpetey who scored, sending the ball between Ganev’s legs. Simundza sent Jonathan on the pitch later. Kamara passed the ball to Fall in the 77th minute and Padt tried to outplay Beroe’s playmaker. He did it and the ball went out.
Spas Delev entered the pitch during the added time and almost scored, but Ganev reacted and saved.
BEROE - LUDOGORETS 0:1
0:1 Tekpetey (59‘)
BEROE: Ganev, Mitev, Yusef, Yusein, Fal (Ali), Dinkov, Mechev, Mariani, Furtado, Pereira (Genov), Kamara
LUDOGORETS: Padt, Nedyalkov, Cicinho, Santana, Goncalves, Despodov (Jonathan), Sotiriou (Tissera), Verdon, Plastun, Tekpetey (Delev), Oliveira (Yankov)
Yellow cards: Goncalves, Oliveira, Tekpetey, Cicinho (Ludogorets).