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Dinamo deny Ludogorets at the death

Published: Wednesday 25 July 2012, 23.15CET
GNK Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (agg: 4-3)
A Domagoj Vida winner eight minutes into added time earned the Croatian side a place in the third qualifying round and denied the debutants.
by Elvir Islamović
from Stadion Maksimir
Dinamo deny Ludogorets at the death
Domagoj Vida was the last-gasp hero for Dinamo ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebLudogorets

Goals scored3
 
2
on target6
 
2
off target4
 
2
Corners4
 
0
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
7
Red Cards0
2
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 25 July 2012, 23.15CET

Dinamo deny Ludogorets at the death

GNK Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (agg: 4-3)
A Domagoj Vida winner eight minutes into added time earned the Croatian side a place in the third qualifying round and denied the debutants.

UEFA Champions League debutants PFC Ludogorets Razgrad were denied a place in the third qualifying round by Domagoj Vida's winner eight minutes into added time.

With the score level at 1-1 from the first leg in Bulgaria, Ante Čačić's men had a slight advantage heading into the return. However, a spirited attacking display from the visitors helped them twice take the lead, through Emil Gargorov and Marcelinho. Ante Rukavina cancelled out both goals, and Marcelinho was sent off, but a defiant Ludogorets looked set to progress until Vida's last-gasp intervention.

The visitors started the brighter and were rewarded when captain Gargorov headed in Ivan Stoyanov's free-kick. Dinamo struggled to impose themselves but equalised from a rare foray forward on 33 minutes. Šime Vrsaljko broke down the right and crossed for Rukavina to head in off a post.

Ludogorets continued to impress and were ahead again soon after. Marcelinho capitalised on another excellent Stoyanov set-piece to grab his second of the tie. However, the midfielder was shown a red card on 57 minutes after collecting his second booking. Buoyed by their numerical advantage, Dinamo surged forward and levelled again on the hour through Rukavina, who reacted quickest when Milan Badelj's pass deflected his way.

Despite their pressure, though, a winning goal seemed unlikely until the very last touch of the match, when Vida's terrific header from substitute Ivan Peko's right-wing cross sent the home fans into raptures. The visitors' misery was compounded when Miroslav Ivanov saw red in the aftermath of the goal. Dinamo go through to play Moldova's FC Sheriff in the next round, with the first leg next Wednesday.

Last updated: 26/07/12 0.39CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

ludogorets

Ludogorets

30
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
1
GolubovićUroš Golubović (GK)
Yellow Card90+3
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
Substitution46
5
BartheAlexandre Barthe
Yellow Card68
5
CalelloAdrián Calello
Substitution62
8
GenchevStanislav Genchev
8
KovačićMateo Kovačić
18
DyakovSvetoslav Dyakov
10
SammirSammir
Yellow Card65
22
IvanovMiroslav Ivanov
Substitution88
Yellow Card90+8
Red Card90+8
13
TonelTonel
Yellow Card90+8
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov (C)
Goal12
Yellow Card55
Substitution76
14
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko
25
Y. MinevYordan Minev
16
BadeljMilan Badelj (C)
Yellow Card90+4
33
GuldanĽubomír Guldan
21
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Yellow Card26
Substitution72
73
I. StoyanovIvan Stoyanov
Substitution74
24
VidaDomagoj Vida
Goal90+8
80
Júnior CaiçaraJúnior Caiçara
55
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Goal33
Goal60
84
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
Yellow Card32
Goal36
Red Card57

Substitutes

33
MitrovićRomeo Mitrović (GK)
91
ČvorovićIvan Čvorović (GK)
2
PuljićAnte Puljić
6
KostadinovGeorgi Kostadinov
6
AdemiArijan Ademi
11
Júnior QuixadáJúnior Quixadá
18
PekoIvan Peko
Substitution72
19
BakalovDimo Bakalov
Substitution76
20
AlispahićMehmed Alispahić
Substitution46
20
ChocoChoco
23
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
27
MoţiCosmin Moţi
Substitution88
90
ČopDuje Čop
Substitution62
99
GuelaFranck Guela
Substitution74
Yellow Card90+5

Coach

Ante Čačić (CRO) Ivaylo Petev (BUL)

Referee

Felix Zwayer (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Florian Steuer (GER)

Fourth official

Bastian Dankert (GER)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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