Ludogorets lost 0:1 to Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) the match for the Supercup. The team managed to win the trophy in the last couple of seasons.
The coach Pavel Vrba decided to put Tchibota ahead and Santana made his official debut. Nedyalkov was out due to an injury. The average players’ age in the formation was 27 years.
There were no situations in the first minutes of the game. Anicet and Vitanov bumped their heads in a collision. Vitanov’s face was covered in blood and the left the game. Anicet was injured as well. Jorginho’s goal in the 19th minute was canceled. He outplayed Karageren and scored but he was in an offside situation. Masoero tried to score after that but the ball hit Renan’s body. Lokomotiv created a good attack in the 38th minute but Aralica’s kick was off the target. Umarbaev almost scored in the 44th minute but Petrovic decided to help the ball get in. He was in an offside situation and the goal was canceled. That was a serious mistake.
Aralica almost scored at the beginning of the second half but Grigore intervened. Salinas tried to score in the 63rd minute but Renan saved again. Terziev prevented a goal by Aralica immediately after that. A shuffle followed, during which Ikoko had a feud with Masoero and received a red card for it. Salinas sent the ball to the corner seconds later. Renan saved Karageren’s goal attempt in the 69th minute. Minchev entered the pitch in the 78th minute, which was a debut for him as part of Lokomotiv. Iliev scored in the 89th minute after he received the ball from Karageren. Renan had no chance to save
LUDOGORETS – LOKOMOTIV (PLOVDIV) 0:1
0:1 Iliev (89')
LUDOGORETS: Renan, Ikoko, Terziev, Grigore, Oliveira, Santana (69 – Moti), Tawatha, Bitton (69 – Dyakov), Jorginho (57 – Keseru), Tchibota (83 – Yankov), Anicet
LOKOMOTIV: Lukov, Masoero, Vitanov (15 – Malembana), Petrovic, Tomasevic, Salinas (93 – Tsvetanov), Almeida, Karageren, Umarbaev, Iliev, Aralica (79 – Minchev)
Yellow cards: Tchibota (Ludogorets), Petrovic (Lokomotiv)
Red card: Ikoko (Ludogorets).