The champion Ludogorets started the battle to defend the title in the best possible way, getting the upper hand with 3:0 over Cherno more, at the inhospitable Ticha stadium.
The first goal was scored by the defender Alexandre Barthe with head, after a corner kick, in the 61st minute.
Emil Gargorov doubled the score in the 73rd minute after a pass from Miroslav Ivanov. The third goal was, again, scored by the captain, in the 86th minute, after a double pass by Georgi Kostadinov, entered as a substitution.
Ludogorets attacked the hosts’ goal just 5 minutes after the start. The captain Gargorov took a well-aimed shot, but Georgi Kitanov saved.Ivan Stoysnov took a direct free kick in the 9th minute, but he hit the crossbar.
Both teams made claims for penalty kicks during the first half-time, which ended with 0:0, but the main referee Georgi Kabakov didn’t award any.
The second half-time, Marcelinho hit the crossbar again, missing the chance to score in Cherno more’s goal.
Given a second yellow card in the 55th minute of the match, Ermes Palomino left the pitch.
91. Ivan Cvorovic
5. Alexandre Barthe
25. Yordan Minev
33. Lubomir Guldan
26. Junior Caiçara
8. Stanislav Genchev /78’ Georgi Kostadinov/
18. Svetoslav Dyakov
22. Miroslav Ivanov
84. Marcelo Da Costa - Marcelinho
23. Emil Gargorov
73. Ivan Stoyanov /85’ Franck Guela/