The team of Pirin (Blagoevgrad) achieved success with 2:1 over Botev (Vratsa) in a clash of the ninth round of the efbet League. In the 45th minute, Petar Zanev scored an own goal, but seconds later, Stanislav Kostov equalized the score. In the 68th minute, Krasimir Stanoev brought the first victory for the Eagles since the beginning of the season in the efbet League.
The first situation was discovered after only 120 seconds of play. Petar Zanev crossed in the penalty area, and the ball reached Krasimir Kostov, who shot, but over the goal.
In the 4th minute, Petar Zanev again found Stanislav Kostov in the penalty area, who continued with a header towards Martin Smolenski. The midfielder shot from close range, but a Vracani defender managed to clear from the goal line.
A little later, Ventsislav Bengyuzov made a technical kick from a distance, but Krasimir Kostov managed to knock the ball into a corner.
In the 34th minute, Ivan Tasev was brought to a good position. The young footballer did not hesitate and shot, but again the guard of the guests managed to cope with the situation.
In the 45th minute, Pirin’s captain scored a ridiculous own goal. Tom Zarandona broke through from the left and crossed into the penalty area, where Yanko Georgiev came out, but failed to catch the ball, and behind him was Petar Zanev, who did not expect the guard’s mistake and sent the ball into his own net with his head.
The hosts’ response was lightning fast. Radoslav Tsonev crossed from a corner, and Stanislav Kostov fought for a position in the penalty area, who equalized the result with a header.
The second part started with a shot from a long distance by Stanislav Kostov, but the goalkeeper managed the goal scorer’s attempt.
The logical thing happened in the 68th minute, when the hosts made a complete turnaround. Vyacheslav Velev received a pass on the right flank, then crossed at the first post to Krasimir Stanoev, who headed Krasimir Kostov.
Three minutes later, Radoslav Tsonev could have decided everything in the clash. The midfielder advanced powerfully and shot, but the ball went very close to the goal.
In the 80th minute, the head referee Stanimir Trenchev showed a second yellow card to Vencislav Bengyuzov.
Until the end of the meeting, the home team did not allow Vracani to create a single dangerous situation in front of Yanko Georgiev’s goal.
In the next round, Pirin visits Arda (Kardzhali), and Botev (Vratsa) will host Ludogorets.
Pirin (Blagoevgrad) – Botev (Vratsa) 2:1
0:1 Petar Zanev (45-own goal)
1:1 Stanislav Kostiv (45+3)
2:1 Krasimir Stanoev (68)
Pirin (Blagoevgrad): 21. Yanko Georgiev, 38. Alexander Dyulgerov, 73. Ventsislav Benguzov, 19. Vyacheslav Velev, 26. Ivan Tasev, 31. Krasimir Stanoev, 18. Martin Smolenski, 3. Petar Zanev, 17. Radoslav Tsonev, 45. Hristofor Hubchev, 29. Stanislav Kostov
Botev (Vratsa): 76. Krasimir Kostov, 8. Diego Ferrareso, 9. Daniel Genov, 14. Martin Atanasov, 15. Miroslav Marinov, 18. Clary Serber, 20. Messi Biatomousoka, 21. Jean Silva, 24. Stefan Gavrilov, 37. Tom Zarandona, 88. Johan Valbuena