Ludogorets lost 1:3 to Botev in the first championship game in Vratsa. Domovchiyski scored in the 43rd minute after an arguable offside situation. Genov and Atanasov scored the other two goals in the second half. Cauly scored the final goal in the added time.
Ludogorets were a man short for close to an hour. Dyakov left the pitch with a couple of yellow cards in the 34th minute.
The heavy rain made things difficult for the champions.
Tekpetey made his official debut and played for 60 minutes.
BOTEV (VRATSA) - LUDOGORETS 3:1
1:0 Domovchiyski (43')
2:0 Genov (47')
3:0 Atanasov (82')
3:1 Cauly (93') - penalty
BOTEV: Kostov, Ndaye, Zehirov, Domovchiyski (66 – Tom), Kerchev, Genov, Gadzhev (40 – Uzunov), Burov, Milanov, Lagoa (81 – Zlatinski), Atanasov
LUDOGORETS: Renan, Cicinho, Terziev, Grigore, Nedyalkov, Dyakov, Anicet (59 – Santana), Tchibota, Tekpetey (59 – Yankov), Oliveira, Swierczok (42 – Badji)
Yellow cards: Domovchiyski, Kerchev, Burov (Botev); Dyakov, Oliveira (Ludogorets)
Red card: Dyakov (Ludogorets).