Ludogorets got off to a strong start in Group H of the Conference League, winning against Spartak Trnava 4-0 and leading the standings after the first round as favorites Fenerbahce beat Nordsjaelland 3-1 in the other game. After a leisure first half, the Eagles erupted at the start of the second half. First through a great goal from youngster Ivan Yordanov, before Jakub Piotrowski scored twice to make it 3-0. Rwan struck the final nail in the 93rd minute.
The coach Ivaylo Petev once again bet on the 4-3-3 scheme, with which the Eagles achieved their historic victory over Ajax. Simon Sluga started in goal, with Aslak Von Witry, Sonko Sundberg, Olivier Verdon and Son replacing the injured Marcel Heister on the left. Jakub Piotrowski, Claude Gonsalves and Ivan Yordanov were active in the midfield, and the trio of Bernard Tekpetey, Matias Tissera and Caio Vidal were in attack.
The big news from the guests' lineup was the absence of Levski's former captain Roman Prohazka, who was left on the bench. The holder was the ex-football player of Pirin Bl Kristijan Košterna.
Ludogorets started the match better, but good passes by Ivan Yordanov and Bernard Tekpetey were not detected by their teammates. The hosts created their first opportunity in the 19th minute. Then Tekpetey went past Gorosito with ease and shot, but Slovakian goalkeeper Takac saved. In the 32nd minute, Caio Vidal was brought in behind the defence, but Takacs again did well to step forward and play the ball.
The Slovaks struck the first blow in the 34th minute. Then Koshabi headed after a cross from a corner, but straight at Simon Sluga. A good opportunity presented itself to Claude Gonsalves at the very end of the first half. The Portuguese found a corridor to shoot and would, but in the out.
Ludogorets started the second part in a strong way. Already in the 51st second of the second half, the young Ivan Yordanov fired a real projectile at Takac's goal and the ball ended up in the net - 1:0 for the Eagles and the first goal for the national team in Europe. Just 4 minutes later, Ivaylo Petev's team took a 2:0 lead. Matias Tissera broke free from two Slovakian defenders and found Jakub Piotrowski, who scored. In the 55th minute, the visitors made a big mistake, as Bainović headed in a shot, but he was pressed by Caio Vidal and missed the goal.
Jakub Piotrowski put an end to the dispute in the 63rd minute. He received a pass from Bernard Tekpetey and made it 3-0 with a famous Toni Kroos-style strike.
Another excellent attack from the home side followed, with Tekpetey setting up Claude Gonsalves well, but he missed the target.
In the 72nd minute, the foreigner with the most matches in the history of Levski - Roman Prohazka - appeared on the field. The titular captain of Spartak Trnava lost again in Razgrad - for the sixth time.
In the 85th minute, Munir Shuiar, who replaced Bernard Tekpetey, made his debut for Ludogorets. Rwan scored the last goal in the 93rd minute. Jakub Piotrowski shot hard, goalkeeper Takacs shot, but right at the feet of the Brazilian ram, who technically overcame him.