Ludogorets achieved an important victory over CSKA in the derby of the XXIX round of NEWS 7 Football championship. The champions overcame with 1:0 CSKA and lead with six points before the second team in the ranking – Litex. The precious goal was scored by the substitute Dani Abalo in the 77th minute of the match. The Spanish player took advantage of the mess in the “reds” penalty field only few seconds after the ball hit the crossbar after Espinho's free kick.
The game seen by 5000 spectators was concurrent and both teams made a lot of effort. Stoycho Stoev could not count on three of his main players – the injured Svetoslav Dyakov and Junior Caicara and the suspended Hristo Zlatinski. Despite that fact, “the eagles” were undoubtedly the classier team. Roman Bezjak and Yordan Minev missed their chances before the halftime. Jackson Mendy had the best opportunity to score for CSKA in the second half. At the very end of the game, Ludogorets could have scored another goal but Junior Quixada missed out after a rapid counterattack and a good pass by Sebastian Hernandez.
0:1 Daniel Abalo (77)
CSKA: 92. Raïs M'Bolhi; 19 Apostol Popov; 6. Jackson Mendy, 14. Valentin Iliev ( c ), 37 Jeremy Faug-Porret, 5. Todor Yanchev (84 – 8. Boris Galchev), 18. Ivaylo Chochev (81 – 26. Guido Di Vanni), 28 Ivan Markovic, 7. Toni Silva (64 – 11. Nemanja Milisvaljevic), 73. Ivan Stoyanov, 23. Emil Gargorov
Coach: Stoycho Mladenov
LUDOGORETS: 21. Vladislav Stoyanov ( c ), 20. Choco, 55. Georgi Terziev, 27. Cosmin Moti, 25. Yordan Minev, 14. Mitchel Burgzorg (83 – 10. Sebastian Hernandez), 8. Fabio Espinho, 84. Marcelinho, 7. Mihail Alexandrov, 93. Virgil Misidjan (69 – 17. Daniel Abalo), 9. Roman Bezjak (56 – 11. Junior Quixada)
Coach: Stoycho Stoev
Stadium: “Bulgarska armia”, 5000 viewers
Referee: Georgi Yordanov
Yellow cards: Valentin Iliev, Ivan Stoyanov, Emil Gargorov, Todor Yanchev, Guido di Vanni (CSKA); Georgi Terziev, Yordan Minev, Daniel Abalo (Ludogorets)