The Bulgarian champion team, Ludogorets, is not four points ahead of the second team overall after defeating 3:1 Slavia. This was Ante Simundza’s first home game, and the fans welcomed him accordingly. A few more goals could have been scored additionally.
Sotiriou scored the first goal in the 18th minute with the help of Tekpetey. Show added the second one about ten minutes later after Despodov passed him the ball from a corner.
The guest team scored a goal as well. Kirilov added it when the second half began. Sotiriou scored the final goal in the 66th minute. Despodov actually scored a fourth one, but it was canceled after an arguable offside.
Matias Tissera debuted in this match. He entered the pitch the last few minutes of the match.
LUDOGORETS – SLAVIA 3:1
1:0 Sotiriou (18’)
2:0 Show (29’)
2:1 Kirilov (52’)
3:1 Sotiriou (66’)
LUDOGORETS: Padt, Santana, Despodov, Sotiriou (87 – Tissera), Karnicnik, Show (61 – Goncalves), Verdon, Plastun, Tekpetey (87 – Cicinho), Delev (78 – Jonathan), Oliveira
SLAVIA: Vutsov, Popadiyn, Georgiev, Kerchev (90+1 Ivanov), Soares, Valchev, Dost, Minchev (75 – Atanasov), Dobrev (46 – Tasev), Kirilov (90+1 Sorakov), Bakero (75 – Dimitrov)
Yellow cards: Show, Delev, Sotiriou, Tekpetey (Ludogorets); Popadiyin (Slavia)