Ludogorets achieved an important win against Arda. The 1:0 win was achieved thanks to Wanderson who scored the winning goal. Ludogorets is now 11 points ahead of CSKA overall.
Yankov created the first goal situation but Karadzhov caught the ball. Despodov passed it Yankov seconds later but the playmaker missed the gate. Despodov tried to score in the 10th minute but the keeper saved. The player kicked the ball from the foul point twice but he didn’t score. Manu passed to Ikoko in the 23rd minute and he eventually passed to Yankov who sent the ball above the crossbar.
Arda showed character in the 27th minute when Delev almost scored but the keeper Iliev intervened. Ludogorets picked up the pace and Keseru almost scored in the 43rd minute. Verdon tried to score with his head in the added time.
Ludogorets scored in the 54th minute but it was canceled. Despodov kicked the ball from the corner and Yankov caught it. Manu received it and scored but the referee canceled it due to an offside. Delev kicked the ball from the foul point but Iliev saved. Arda played well but there were no goal situations. Despodov received an injury after Georgiev kicked him and had to be replaced. Georgiev received a second yellow card shortly after because he fouled Sotiriou.
Arda was now a player short Ludogorets picked up the pace. Tekpetey passed to Wanderson in the 95th minute and the player scored the winning goal.
LUDOGORETS – ARDA (KARDZHALI) 1:0
1:0 Wanderson (95')
LUDOGORETS: Iliev, Cicinho, Manu (63 – Tekpetey), Despodov (85 – Tchibota), Anicet, Ikoko, Verdon, Keseru (72 – Sotiriou), Sa, Yankov, Oliveira (72 – Wanderson)
ARDA: Karadzhov, Georgiev, Taravel, Rumenov (70 – Kokonov), Lozev, Petkov, Martinov, Tilev (80 – Zhelev), Kotev, Yordanov (92 – Atanasov), Delev
Yellow cards: Anicet, Verdon (Ludogorets); Georgiev, Martinov (Арда).