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Dinamo's late leveller denies Ludogorets

Published: Wednesday 18 July 2012, 22.59CET
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 1-1 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
A last-gasp strike from Ante Rukavina earned Dinamo a dramatic draw with a priceless away goal.
by Stoyan Georgiev
from Ludogorets Arena
Dinamo's late leveller denies Ludogorets
Ludogorets and Dinamo Zagreb played out a draw in the first leg in Bulgaria ©Stoyan Georgiev

Match statistics

LudogoretsDinamo Zagreb

Goals scored1
 
1
on target3
 
1
off target7
 
6
Corners1
 
3
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 18 July 2012, 22.59CET

Dinamo's late leveller denies Ludogorets

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 1-1 GNK Dinamo Zagreb
A last-gasp strike from Ante Rukavina earned Dinamo a dramatic draw with a priceless away goal.

European debutants PFC Ludogorets Razgrad had a famous victory and a clean sheet snatched from their grasp in the final seconds as GNK Dinamo Zagreb grabbed a dramatic UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first-leg draw in Bulgaria.

Ante Rukavina was the hero for Dinamo, applying the headed finish to Sammir's delivery to cancel out Marcelinho's 67th-minute strike with an away goal. That could prove decisive come next Wednesday's second leg in Zagreb as Dinamo bid for another group campaign.

Ivaylo Petev's side started brightly and could have taken an early lead but for Ivan Kelava's point-blank save from Marcelinho. The visitors defended solidly, attacking on the counter and Ivan Tomečak put their best first-half chance over the bar. Ludogorets broke Dinamo's resistance in the 67th minute, when Ivan Stoyanov's perfect cross from the right picked out Marcelinho, who headed past Kelava.

Júnior Caiçara was needed to clear Fatos Beqiraj's shot off the line ten minutes later as Ludogorets held on until the franctic final moments. After a fine surging run by defender Domagoj Vida the ball broke to Sammir, whose first-time, looping cross was met by the head of substitute Rukavina.

The goal not only denied Ludogorets a dream debut, but also ended Dinamo's seven-match UEFA Champions League losing streak, dating back to last season's play-off second leg against Malmö FF. The advantage in this tie now lies with the Croatian champions.

Last updated: 19/07/12 0.26CET

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Lineups

ludogorets

Ludogorets

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

1
GolubovićUroš Golubović (GK)
30
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
5
BartheAlexandre Barthe
Yellow Card90+3
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
8
GenchevStanislav Genchev
8
KovačićMateo Kovačić
18
DyakovSvetoslav Dyakov
Yellow Card66
Substitution83
10
SammirSammir
Yellow Card66
22
IvanovMiroslav Ivanov
Yellow Card25
Substitution86
11
TomečakIvan Tomečak
Substitution89
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov (C)
13
TonelTonel
Yellow Card51
25
MinevYordan Minev
14
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko
33
GuldanĽubomír Guldan
16
BadeljMilan Badelj (C)
73
I. StoyanovIvan Stoyanov
Substitution90+1
19
PivarićJosip Pivarić
Substitution56
80
Júnior CaiçaraJúnior Caiçara
Yellow Card49
24
VidaDomagoj Vida
84
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
Goal67
90
ČopDuje Čop
Substitution75

Substitutes

91
ČvorovićIvan Čvorović (GK)
33
MitrovićRomeo Mitrović (GK)
6
KostadinovGeorgi Kostadinov
2
PuljićAnte Puljić
7
AleksandrovMihail Aleksandrov
Substitution86
5
CalelloAdrián Calello
19
BakalovDimo Bakalov
20
AlispahićMehmed Alispahić
Substitution75
20
ChocoChoco
21
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Substitution56
27
MoţiCosmin Moţi
Substitution83
23
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
99
GuelaFranck Guela
Substitution90+1
55
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Substitution89
Goal90+2

Coach

Ivaylo Petev (BUL) Ante Čačić (CRO)

Referee

Radek Příhoda (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)

Fourth official

Pavel Orel (CZE)

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