Strong Ludogorets won against Astana 5:1 and qualified for the playoffs of the Europa League. The team will face the Dutch giant Ajax. Even if the Eagles are eliminated, they are already guaranteed participation in the groups of the Conference League.
In the 6th minute, after a mix-up in the penalty area, Tekpetey shot but it went off. Shortly after, Kiril Despodov broke free from the defense and shot, but Chondrich saved. Then the goalkeeper cut and shot Verdon.
The logical thing happened in the 25th minute when Tekpetey received a pass from Von Witry and with a nice shot left no chance to the goalkeeper of Kazakhstan.
As in the first match, Astana equalized quickly. Demba Darbo scored a headed goal.
In the 37th minute, Rwan took the ball away from Astana's goalkeeper, it reached Kiril Despodov, who failed to score.
Ludogorets struck hard just a few seconds after the start of the second half. A great goal was scored by Jakub Piotrowski with a shot from about 25 meters.
In the 50th minute, Tekpetey scored a great goal after handling the half defense of Astana with ease - 3:1.
Von Witry's miss followed after a pass by Despodov.
In the 59th minute, Piotrowski scored for 4:1. After a cross from a corner, Sundberg hit the post, the ball reached the Polish, who made no mistake. Seconds later, Rwan missed a fifth goal. In the 69th minute, it was time for Kiril Despodov to score. He received a pass behind the defenders, raced past them, and scored with his left foot.
In the 76th minute, Astana was one man short. Jovancic received a second yellow card. However, Ludogorets took pity on the opponent and did not score any more.