Ludogorets beat Krumovgrad with the minimum 1:0 in a match of the 16th round of the efbet League. With the three points won, the champions climbed to the first place in the temporary ranking, ahead of the teams of CSKA, Cherno More and Lokomotiv Plovdiv. This is the third consecutive victory of the “eagles” under the leadership of Georgi Dermendzhiev in the championship. Kwadwo Dua scored the only goal in the match in the first half. This is how he decided the second match in a row, after three days ago he scored two in the 2:0 victory over Slavia. After the break, Olivier Verdon also scored for the visitors, but the goal was disallowed due to an offside.
The match at “Huvefarma Arena” started with a territorial advantage for the hosts, who, however, had a hard time finding clear positions in front of Blagoi Makendzhiev’s goal. The Eagles’ pressure did pay off in the 16th minute when Kwadwo Dua scored. After another switch from Caio Vidal on the left, the ball was centered in the penalty area, where Bozhidar Katsarov played a header and deflected it into the path of Spas Delev at the far post. The attacking player of the home team immediately combined with Kwadwo Dua in front of the goal line with a header, and the striker easily scored. Initially, the side judge called an offside, and his decision was respected by the head referee. However, after reviewing the situation with VAR, it became clear that there was a clear error by the refereeing team and in the end the goal was correctly counted.
The second half started with pressure from Ludogorets. Georgi Dermendzhiev’s footballers settled permanently in their opponent’s half and got to several corners, with which, however, they did not trouble Blagoi Makendzhiev. The visitors’ goalkeeper himself was very close to complicating his situation on the field in the 52nd minute. The ball was cut back to Macendbuev, who failed to clear well and sent it into the path of Quayo Vidal. The attacking football player of Ludogorets decided to shoot with his head immediately, but his shot did not succeed and the guard of Krumovgrad stipulated. In the 59th minute of the meeting, Jakub Piotrovski and Bernard Tekpetei appeared in the game for Ludogorets, and this significantly moved the game of the hosts. Just two minutes after coming on, Tekpetei had an opportunity to shoot after Piotrovski’s pass, but his diagonal shot was saved by Makendzhiev.
In the 64th minute, Gonsalves found Son perfectly on the right flank, the defender took control and immediately found the uncovered Tekpetei in the penalty area. The striker shoots hard, but in the reach of the goalkeeper, who deflects it. A little later, Ludogorets scored a second goal in the match, which, however, was disallowed due to an ambush. Bernard Tekpetei crossed at the near post where Nedyalkov was able to deflect it to Kwadwo Dua. After the striker’s shot, the ball hit the left side post and ended up in Verdon, who shot just right and converted. However, with Nedyalkov’s pass to Dua, the striker found himself behind the visitors’ defense. The situation was discussed at length with VAR and in the end the goal was disallowed.
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