Ludogorets lost to Betis 2:3 in the Europa League

Ludogorets lost to Betis in the second round of the Europa League group stage. The “Eagles” lost 2:3 in Sevilla after recording a heroic victory over Roma at the start.

In today’s match, Ante Shimunja’s team fought hard, but left with a loss that came after a decent performance.


Betis took a two-goal lead, Despodov netted at the end of the half, and in the second half the Spaniards scored again to reach the final 3-2, fixed by substitute Rick Jonathan.

The match started evenly. In the 9th minute, the home team asked for a penalty after Luis Enrique came into contact with Cicinho, but the referee had no reason to award a foul.

In the 25th minute, the Spaniards managed to take the lead after Canales shot from outside the penalty area, Padt kicked, the ball fell to Luis Enrique, who converted for 1:0.


Betis – Ludogorets, (Development of the meeting by minutes)

Drama in Seville

Shortly before the 40th minute expired, Betis managed to double their lead. Joaquin took a diagonal shot from the edge of the penalty area and fired into the champions’ net, undisturbed by the Ludogorets defense, to complete a fantastic strike and send the stands into ecstasy.

At the very end of the half, the “Eagles” reduced the score after Kiril Despodov committed a foul from a small angle, the ball passed the goal line with its full volume. The referee uses his watch with the special technology showing that there is a goal for 2:1. In the second half, the game continued to be contested.

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In the 59th photo, the hosts increased their lead again, again with a shot from the edge of the penalty area. Canales poked the ball between Piotrowski’s legs and fired a shot past Padt’s legs to make it 3:1.

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In the 75th minute, Rick Jonathan, who came on six minutes earlier, controlled the ball, which was cleared at a corner kick, and with a technical kick sent it shooting to the ground to leave a helpless Bravo for 2:3. At the very end, Gropper distinguished himself with big miss after being left alone against Bravo, shoots wide.

Ludogorets visits HIK in the next match, which is on October 6.

The article is in Bulgarian

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