Ludogorets played a very strong game and achieved a complete turnaround from 0:1 to 2:1 over Arda on Friday. The hosts took the lead in the first half with their only shot on goal from Sergio Padt. Radoslav Tsonev scored from a direct free kick, awarded for a foul on Pedro Naressi in front of the penalty area. The champions equalized in the 77th minute when Igor Thiago headed the ball into the goal after a shot by Spas Delev, who played very hard and twice came close to scoring against his former team. The complete turnaround became a fact in the last minute of the match, when again Igor Thiago found himself in an excellent position in the home team's penalty area and sent the ball into the net behind Vasil Simeonov with a strong shot with his right foot.
Ludogorets was better throughout the match, but missed a lot of chances. Apart from Delev, Kiril Despodov and Jakub Piotrowski also had a chance to score.
In the first half, Denny Gropper suffered an injury, which forced him to be replaced by Pipa. The condition of the Israel international and when he will be able to return to the field will not be clear yet.
With the success, Ludogorets shortened the lead of CSKA (Sofia) to one point. The "Reds" have a game less, which is Monday against Levski.