Slavia and newcomer Etar Veliko Tarnovo play at score 1:0 in a match of the 16th round of the efbet League. Tony Tasev opened the scoring in the 18th minute from the penalty spot. You can watch the match at the “Alexander Shalamanov” stadium in a live broadcast on DIEMA SPORTas well as online on the platform PLAY DIEMA XTRA.
A win is a must for both teams who are in desperate need of points in the battle for survival. The “Whites” occupy the 14th position with 11 points, while the “Bolyars” will have to play va bank because they are in last place with only eight points.
Zlatomir Zagorcic is back on the touchline for the hosts, for whom this is his third stint at the head of Ovcha Kupel. However, he was serving a suspension from last season and watched the matches with Krumovgrad and Ludogorets from the stands. The good news for Zagi is that they will be able to count on their captain Galin Ivanov, who is back from suspension. In goal will be Svetoslav Vutsov, who returned to the game in the 0:2 loss against Ludogorets.
The new coach of Eter – Svetoslav Petrov, has seriously improved the defensive performance of the “violets”, but the team’s attack seems quite barren. The statistics show that the team has not scored in five of its seven away games this season. Yanko Angelov and Dimo Bakalov were punished for today’s match.
In April earlier this year, Zagorcic recorded a win over Svetoslav Petrov when he was in charge of Septemvri Sofia. Then Slavia won 2:1.
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The match started at a leisurely pace, with the first shot at either goal coming in the eighth minute, when Toni Tasev attempted a direct free kick shot from a long distance, but it went high over the goal.
In the 14th minute, a forced substitution had to be made in the Eter team after Martin Moran got injured and was replaced by Osama Alou.
However, Slavia took the lead in the 18th minute when Toni Tasev scored from the penalty spot. Three minutes before that, Georgi Alexandrov detained Viktor Genev in the penalty areaon the field and after review with the VAR system, Stanimir Trenchev indicated the white point. Tony Tasev stood behind the ball, who converted in the lower right corner and gave the Whites the lead, although the goalkeeper Martin Velichkov caught the direction of the shot.
“The Whites” had an excellent chance for a second goal in the 24th minute. The goalkeeper Martin Velichkov made a mistake when carrying the ball and gave it to Emil Stoev, who immediately found the captain Galin Ivanov on the edge of the penalty area, who made a strong shot, but it bounced off the crossbar.
Eter had a look at the home side’s goal four minutes later when Krum Stoyanov shot rather ambitiously from distance, but also quite inaccurately. In the 31st minute, Erol Dost also tried his sights from a long distance, but the ball passed at a safe distance from the right post of Velichkov.
LIVE | SLAVIA – ETHER VELIKO TARNOVO 1:0
1:0 Toni Tasev (penalty) 18′
efbet League16th round
Chief Judge: Stanimir Trenchev, Sofia city
Stadium: “Alexander Shalamanov”, city of Sofia
Starting lineups of both teams:
SLAVIA (4-2-3-1): 21. Svetoslav Vutsov – 3. Ertan Tombak, 6. Martin Georgiev, 4. Victor Genev, 37. Ventsislav Kerchev – 17. Erol Dost, 71. Kristiyan Stoyanov – 8. Emil Stoev, 33. Galin Ivanov (k), 88. Tony Tasev – 10. Vladimir Nikolov
Reservations: 12. Nikolay Krastev (right), 5. Velko Jelenkovich, 23. Denislav Alexandrov, 27. Emil Martynov, 73. Ivan Minchev, 9. Martin Sorakov, 93. Sibiri Keita, 19. Chung Nguyen Do, 14. Roberto Raichev
Head Coach: Zlatomir Zagorcic
ETHER VELIKO TARNOVO (4-2-3-1): 22. Martin Velichkov – 2. Valery Hristov, 33. Luis Cordova, 26. Martin Ivanov (k), 77. Martin Nikolov – 8. Martin Moran, 4. Georgi Alexandrov – 10. Lovre Knezhevich, 28. Nikolay Yankov, 25. Krum Stoyanov – 14. Ivaylo Dimitrov
Reservations: 1. Angel Martynov (right), 38. Vladislav Naydenov, 9. Martin Toshev, 23. Moses Candidus, 32. Osama Alou, 19. Javier Betegon, 17. Atanas Atanasov, 5. Rosen Varbishki, 20. Dimitar Kolev
Head Coach: Svetoslav Petrov