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From the Andalusian edition “Muchodeporte” did an analysis of the performance of Ludogorets after losing 2:3 to the local team Real Betis in the second round of the group stage of Europa League.
” Razgrad Ludogorets is a colorful team that is as uncomfortable for opposing defenders as it is pleasant for the forwards who come up against them. He is used to walking around in his league, where he has amassed eleven consecutive titles, and it is obvious that he suffers when he has to act as an anvil.
It made life easier for Luis Enrique, who made his Verdiblancos top-scoring debut with an unusual header, and allowed Joaquin to become the oldest goalscorer in the Europa League. Those two goals set the stage for a match that was more entertaining than Betis’ opponents made it out to be.
The victory of this hard-working but limited Ludogorets against Roma was a surprise to anyone… who does not know the history of the 20th century. In May 1981, John Paul II was shot by Turkish Gray Wolves terrorist Ali Agca, narrowly missing his life. Sergey Antonov, Todor Aivazov and Zhelyu Vesilev, spies of the dreaded secret services under the command of the tyrannical communist (pardon the abbreviations) Todor Zhivkov, were tried as instigators of the attack and acquitted for lack of evidence. The so-called “Bulgarian trail”, by which the KGB assassins would circulate to the Plaza de San Pedro itself, was always the most inclined to try to clarify an unexplained event.
Romans have been trembling for more than forty years just at the mention of Bulgaria, where Betis idol Trifon Ivanov – who died of a heart attack in 2016, aged 51 – comes from. This country so strange, where women are called Svetlana and Nadezhda… but the capital is called Sofia.“
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