Loko SF tormented the champions, but in the end the class had its say and Ivaylo Petev's team took the three points - 3:1. With them, the Eagles raised to 5th place, 12 points behind the leader Loko Pd. In the next round, both teams play in Razgrad. Teixeira put the hosts ahead but in the second half Rwan, Claude Gonsalves and Caio Vidal made the turnaround complete.
Before the match, home team legend Angel Kolev, who recently turned 70, received a special shirt from the club, which was presented to him by his grandson Daniel.
Ivaylo Petev made two changes in the 4-0 success over Spartak Trnava from the Conference League. Caio Vidal and Matias Tissera sat on the bench at the expense of Rick Jhontan and Rwan.
In the 7th minute, Bernard Tekpetey made a giant miss. He was brought in behind the defense by Jakub Piotrowski, but Aleksandar Lyubenov made a masterful one-handed save. Loko Sf took the lead in the 12th minute. Bruno Franco crossed from the left, Sundberg intervened well, the ball bounced off Kaloyan Krastev and ended up in Diogo Teixeira, who shot Simon Sluga - 1:0.
Immediately after that, Rick shot, but without making it difficult for Lyubenov. In the 24th minute, Ivan Yordanov shot powerfully, but Lyubenov was back in his place. Another good intervention by the goalkeeper followed, who beat Rwan after an excellent pass from Gonsalves. In the 33rd minute, Lyubenov showed great class. Rick was brought in behind the defence, the keeper parried and then Alan Dias shot off the line. At this point, the home side's dangers rained down one after the other with Piotrowski missing from a clear position. In the 41st minute, the guests requested a penalty for a violation against Bernard Tekpetey of Simeon Mechev. However, the referee Volen Chinkov judged that there was no violation.
At the break, Ivaylo Petev took out his left back Son and replaced him with attacker Spas Delev. Instead of going on the attack, Ludogorets started very weakly. Because of this, Ivaylo Petev made two more substitutions, putting on the field Caio Vidal and Mounir Chouiar, for whom this was his debut in the First League. In the 58th minute, Rwan missed in an absolutely empty net. He found himself in an excellent position after a corner and played back to Piotrowski. The logical thing happened a few seconds later and Ludogorets equalized. Caio Vidal brought out Rwan Cruz well, who this time overcame Lyubenov without problems. Seconds later, the turnaround could have been a fact, but Delev's scissors kick went inches wide of the goal. In the 62nd minute, Lyubenov deflected Von Witry's shot, and Mounir's cross went agonizingly close to the right post.
Ludogorets converted in the 67th minute. Ivan Yordanov sent a wonderful cross from the left, and Claude Gonsalves, who entered from the second position, left no chance for Ljubenov with a header - 2:1 for the champions. In the 76th minute, the intrigue in the meeting ended. Spas Delev shot powerfully, Lyubenov shot, but he didn't agree with Alan Dias and the ball ended up on the head of Caio Vidal, who couldn't make a mistake - 3:1 for the people of Razgrad.