Ludogorets won the Bulgarian Supercup for the third time in their history. This happened after the team defeated Slavia with a 1:0 score at ‘Trace Arena’ stadium in Stara Zagora. Ludogorets had a total domination the whole time and the only reasons there were no more goals were the luck Slavia had and their keeper, otherwise the success of Paulo Autuori’s team would have been even greater.
The head manager chose to include seven Brazilian players in the main composition, some of which have Bulgarian citizenship. Autuori has previously won the World club championship and now he decided to use the popular 4-2-3-1 composition. Dyakov and Campanharo were the inside midfielders.
The first goal almost happened in the 15th minute after Marcelinho hit the woodwork. A few other situations happened as well. Campanharo failed to send a nice shot towards the gate, after which Keseru was not able to score with his head and Marcelinho tried to score after passing the ball back and forth, but the Slavia keeper did a good job.
The inevitable happened in the 31st minute. Natanael kicked the ball and it went to Marcelinho, after which Keseru received it and scored easily.
A couple of minutes later Renan had intervene and saved an amazing direct free kick executed by Galin Ivanov.
Dyakov had an argument with Shokolarov and Gamakov in the end of the first half, and Dyakov and Gamakov received yellow cards.
Ludogorets began the second part with a moderately active pace. The champions had multiple options to score another goal, but Slavia’s keeper was lucky, and the team could not approach Ludogorets’ gate not even once.
LUDOGORES - SLAVIA 1:0
1:0 Keseru (30')
LUDOGORETS: Renan, Cicinho, Natanael, Moti, Forster, Dyakov (captain), Campanharo, Marcelinho, Wanderson (68 – Lukoki), Misidjan (82 – Joao Paulo), Keseru (85 – Swierczok)
SLAVIA: Steryakis, Aleksandrov, Hristov, Ivanov, Velkovski, Martinov, Gamakov, Angelov (75 – Dimitrov), Tsvetanov (87 – Krastev), Katabelyov, Shokolarov (Uzunov)
Yellow cards: Campanharo, Dyakov (Ludogorets), Karabelyov, Gamakov (Slavia)