Severe crisis! And “Lokomotiv” /Sofia/ defeated “Botev” in the middle of Vratsa /photos/
Botev (Vratsa) lost 0:2 to Lokomotiv (Sofia) in a match of the 16th round of the efbet League.
The hosts are in a serious crisis and at this stage it is not clear how they will keep their place in the elite.
The game started at a rather slow pace, with the first interesting situation coming in the 5th minute when Brian Perea went down in the penalty area after a collision with the visitors’ goalkeeper, but the Colombian was caught in an ambush and no penalty was awarded.
In the 21st minute, Martin Hristov headed in a cross from a corner, but the ball bounced off the crossbar. A little later, Momchil Tsvetanov drilled a shot from a direct free kick, but the ball flew high over the goal.
In the 27th minute, Vrachani were close to opening the score for the second time, but luck was with the people of Sofia again. Stefan Velev had the opportunity to shoot from close range, the ball bounced off the leg of Gonzalo Cardoso and flew into the post.
Three minutes later, the Lokomotiv players were surprisingly the first to score. The goal was scored by Gonzalo Cardoso, who masterfully headed Federico Rubio.
The home team tried to respond in a flash with a shot from distance by Mario Kikonda, but Aleksandar Ljubenov managed to do it with difficulty.
In the 58th minute, Daniel Genov sent a pass into the penalty area, but Brian Perea could not find his way and the ball went out.
In the 60th minute, Bruno Franco raced past Luis Soares and crossed on the ground to Antoni Ivanov, who easily put the ball into Federico Rubio’s net.
The coach of “Botev” (Vratsa) Hristo Yanev announced after another defeat in the elite that he will request a conversation with the management to discuss in detail how Vratsa can save themselves from relegation.
“We are playing poorly, I have nothing to hide it. We don’t do what I want and what we should. People love their team, and we, with me at the head, do not do it in such a way that we make them happy and the team wins. I am sure that football in Bulgaria can do without Hristo Yanev. We have to sit down and talk about where the mistakes are if we want “Botev” to keep its place in the elite. We can’t talk about improvement, who you let in five goals, when our opponent scores two goals with three situations. There is something that is hindering the whole process. There is a solution. When we think soberly, we will understand the reasons. The way we lose kills all passion, motivation and desire. If we want a team to win, there has to be passion throughout the club. For the process to move forward, there must be change. I am neither the most important nor the most powerful. I know what I put in, I know what I want and I know what I can do. All this stuff in my head, let’s find the right contractors to save ourselves. I will talk to the people on whom this process depends. Thanks to the people in the stands, I’m sorry I can’t give them what I want. Maybe my biggest mistake is that I want and desire too much”, said Itso Yanev.
“Botev” (Vratsa) – “Lokomotiv” (Sofia) 0:2
0:1 Gonzalo Cardoso (30)
0:2 Antony Ivanov (60)
“Botev” (Vratsa): 34. Federico Rubio, 23. Brian Mendoza, 4. Luis Soares, 20. Martin Hristov, 7. Momchil Tsvetanov, 77. Stefan Velev, 37. Mario Kikonda, 10. Spas Georgiev, 14. Marko Majuga, 21. Boubacar Traore, 19. Brian Perea
Lokomotiv (Sofia): 24. Alexander Lyubenov, 4. Dime Dimov, 2. Gonzalo Cardoso, 22. Ivaylo Naydenov, 12. Bruno Franko, 26. Krasimir Miloshev, 31. Krasimir Stanoev, 21. Antoni Ivanov, 10. Valentin Nikolov, 45. Dimitar Mitkov, 11. Carlos France
Stadium: “Hristo Botev”, Vratsa
Judge: Volen Chinkov
11/06/2023, 4:03 p.m