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Second qualifying round, First leg

Slovan Bratislava - Ludogorets
2-1

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Halenár's late salvo gives Slovan edge

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 23.00CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2-1 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad
Juraj Halenár struck twice in the dying minutes of the match to give the hosts a narrow lead to take to Bulgaria in seven days' time.
by Tomáš Čunčík
from Štadión Pasienky
Halenár's late salvo gives Slovan edge
Samuel Slovák's Slovan have given themselves a slim lead in the tie ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Slovan Bratislava
Ludogorets

2

Goals scored

1

0

Possession (%)

0

16

Total attempts

12

6

on target

5

6

off target

6

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

0

Offsides

4

5

Yellow cards

4

1

Red Cards

0

19

Fouls committed

19

16

Fouls suffered

18

Lineups

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

ludogorets

Ludogorets

30Putnocký (GK)21V. Stoyanov (GK)
Yellow Card90+2
2Josimov4Mäntylä
Goal65
6Fořt
Penalty68
Substitution75
8Fábio
8Grendel
Yellow Card50
Red Card81
17Dani Abalo
Substitution52
10Žofčák (C)
Substitution6
18Dyakov (C)
Yellow Card45+3
11Milinković23Zlatinski
12Mészáros25Minev
16Gorosito
Yellow Card90+2
27Moţi
Yellow Card67
17Kladrubský
Yellow Card19
73I. Stoyanov
Substitution76
18Bagayoko80Júnior Caiçara
21Kolčák
Yellow Card64
99Michel
Substitution8

Substitutes

22Poláček (GK)91Čvorović (GK)
3Ňinaj7Aleksandrov
Substitution52
4Čikoš9Bezjak
Substitution8
7Hlohovský
Substitution6
Substitution68
10Mejia
9Halenár
Substitution75
Goal87
Goal90+3
19Bakalov
Substitution76
Yellow Card89
29Jakúbek20Choco
77Peltier
Substitution68
77Vitinha

Coaches

Samuel Slovak (SVK) Ivaylo Bogdanov (BUL)

Referee

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 23.00CET

Halenár's late salvo gives Slovan edge

ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2-1 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad
Juraj Halenár struck twice in the dying minutes of the match to give the hosts a narrow lead to take to Bulgaria in seven days' time.

ŠK Slovan Bratislava had to dig deep to overcome PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, scoring two late goals to establish a slim lead at the halfway stage of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

The visitors got their noses in front after 65 minutes, Finnish defender Tero Mäntylä breaking the deadlock with an opportunistic strike. That goal looked like being the difference between the sides but Slovan rallied in the final minutes of the game, Juraj Halenár restoring parity before converting a late penalty to seal an unlikely win.

The home side suffered an early blow when captain Igor Žofčák was forced off injured but still enjoyed the better of the opening period, threatening through a number of well-taken set pieces from Marko Milinković and coming close to the opener through Filip Hlohovský.

Ludogorets made it to the interval unscathed, however, and took the lead 20 minutes later, Mäntylä reacting quickest after Hristo Zlatinski's free-kick was spilled by Matúš Putnocký. In truth that could – and perhaps should – have been the Bulgarian side's second goal, Roman Bezjak having missed a golden opportunity minutes earlier.

It briefly looked as though they would get away with that moment of profligacy when Pavel Fořt missed a penalty for the hosts, but Halenár levelled things up with a fine goal three minutes from time.

Ivaylo Bogdanov's side would still have been confident of returning to Bulgaria with a creditable draw but Halenár had other ideas, firing past Vladislav Stoyanov after the goalkeeper had brought down Lester Peltier to give his side a narrow advantage to take into the second leg.

Last updated: 24/07/13 23.45CET

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