Ludogorets lost 0:2 to Viitorul (Constanta) in a trial game on ‘Ludogorets Arena’ stadium. Nedyalkov, Goralski and Keseru were not included in the team composition because they were part of their national football teams. Renan, Wanderson, Marcelinho, Campanharo, Natanael, Paulo and Lukoki took a break and were also not included in the team for this game.
The coach Zdravkov assigned Broun to guard the gate. He chose Cicinho, Terziev, Panov and Forster as the defenders. Sasha and Dyakov were positioned in the center while Klimentov and Brandao were on their side. Mahlangu was behind the attackers which were guided by Swierczok.
There was heavy rain during the first half which caused difficulties for both teams. Everyone played with an active pace but also showed discipline. Ludogorets had the chance to score after Brandao passed to Sasha. The Romanian team scored in the 29th minute after Voduc took advantage of a ricochet in Swierczok’s body. Ludogorets almost made the score even in the 45th minute. Unfortunately, Swierczok did not score from the penalty point after he was fouled. The ball went out.
Zdravkov made some changes during the second half and Dimitrov, Iliev and Milkov joined the team. Ludogorets became the more active team but failed to score a goal until the end. However, Viitorul scored a second goal. Artean was able to score in 90th minute and Naumov was not able to intervene. Dost was really close to scoring a goal in the added time but he sent the ball out.
LUDOGORETS - VIITORUL 0:2
Ludogorets Arena stadium, 100 spectators
0:1 Voduc (29)
0:2 Artean (86)
LUDOGORETS: Broun (61 – Naumov), Cicinho (61 – Iliev), Terziev, Forster, Dyakov (46 – Dimitrov), Sasha (78 – Dost), Mahlangu, Klimentov (61 – Milkov), Brandao, Swierczok
VIITORUL: Busbuci, Neciu (56 – Acim), Lucin (87 – Philip), Mladen, Mailsson, Artean, Jacob (56 – De Noyeer) Houri (81 – Pitu), Vina (87 – Dima), Matan (68 – Stojka), Vodut (46 – Munteanu (73 – Kasap))
Yellow cards: Acim (Viitorul)
Head referee: Dragomir Draganov