Ludogorets made another step closer to the championship title by defeating Botev with a 2:0 score. This way ‘The Eagles’ have all the odds in their favor prior to the game against Cherno More. The 2012 and 2013 were won in similar way – the last game of the championship decided who the champion was.
The coach Stoev was forced to create an entirely experimental team composition because Marcelinho, Wanderson, Grigore and Anicet were not on the field. Cicinho an Nedyalkov covered the defense line, Moti and Terziev were in the center, and the main defenders were Goralski and Dyakov. Manolev and Bakalov took Lukoki and Popa’s positions. Keseru was the main attacker and Swierczok covered his back.
Ludogorets applied pressure on their competitor and they made mistakes as a result of that. Manolev was knocked down by Nichev in the 12th minute but the referee decided to rule out a corner shot instead of a penalty. Keseru and Swierczok showed their great coordination in the 26th minute. The Polish player passed to Marcelinho but he sent the ball out after that. Nedyalkov created an attack in the 29th minute and sent the ball to Bakalov, but he was knocked down by Dimitrov. The following penalty shot was performed by Moti but the keeper saved.
Swierczok passed to Keseru who went past Dimitrov and scored. Tonev tried to score in the 44th minute but the ball went out. Nedyalkov created another attack after that and passed to Swierczok who had no mercy and scored.
През втората част Ботев започна активно двубоя в опита си да обърне резултата. Основна роля за агресията на „жълто-черните“ имаше и влизането на младока Крис Добрев на крилото.
Пускането на високия Феребори Доре след почивката също помогна на домакините да притиснат съперника с центрирания, но до гол така и не се стигна.
BOTEV (PLOVDIV) - LUDOGORETS 0:2
0:1 Keseru (35')
0:2 Swierczok (45')
Botev: Kaiser, Nichev, Dimitrov, Marin, Nedelev, Tonev (47 – Pereira), Baltanov (77 – Dore), Vutov, Shopov, Apostolov (48 – Dobrev), Filipov
Ludogorets: Iliev, Cicinho, Manolev, Moti, Terziev, Dyakov (94 – Forster), Goralski, Nedyalkov, Bakalov, Swierczok (74 – Yusein), Keseru (93 – Lukoki)
Yellow cards: Dimitrov, Vutov, Apostolov (Botev); Manolev, Goralski, Keseru (Ludogorets).