Ludogorets qualified for the Europa League playoffs after eliminating Zrinjski. The rematch ended with an even 1:1 score, and considering Ludogorets’ 1:0 win from the first match the champions continue ahead in the tournament. Keseru scored the important goal in the first half. Bilbija was able to score in the added time. Ludogorets will play against Torpedo (Kutaisi) after they eliminated the Albanian champion Kukesi.
The first interesting situation occurred after just 30 seconds. Todorovic passed to Bilbija whose attempt to score was not accurate. Marcelinho passed to Keseru in the 17th minute, but despite the good position the ball went near the gate. Four minutes later Natanael tried to surprise the keeper but he was off the target. Ludogorets scored the first goal in the 24th minute when Keseru received a pass from Marcelinho. Broun took a risk when he played in the penalty zone in the 36th minute but Bilbija was not able to take advantage of that. Two minutes before the end of the first half Ludogorets was close to a second goal when Misidjan passed to Keseru, whose kick send the ball into the keeper’s body.
Sliskovic’s players made a few attempts for a goal situation in the first ten minutes of the second half, but they were no match for Ludogorets. Dyakov passed to Wanderson, but a defender from the other team was faster than him and kicked the ball out. The ball returned to him and he tried to score again, but Yakovlevic cleared the ball out. Bilbija scored in the last few seconds of the game. It happened after Broun kicked the ball and it went straight into Jovic and made a ricochet. Bilbija got in control of it and scored using his head.
ZRINJSKI - LUDOGORETS 1:1 (1:2 total score)
0:1 Keseru (24')
1:1 Bilbija (90')
Zrinjski: Soldo, Yakovlevic, Barisic, Stojkic (78 – Pezer), Cirjak, Rustemovic, Todorovic, Sovsic (46 – Jovic), Stanic (61 – Filipovic), Bilbija
Ludogorets: Broun, Cicinho, Moti, Forster, Natanael, Dyakov, Campanharo (89 – Nedyalkov), Wanderson, Marcelinho, Misidjan (73 – Lukoki), Keseru (86 – Goralski)
Yellow cards: Barisic, Sovsic (Zrinjski); Campanharo (Ludogorets)
‘Pecara’ stadium welcomed 4,500 spectators.