Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - Sofia 27/08/2014 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Play-offs, Second leg

Ludogorets - Steaua
1-0
Aggregate: 1-1 Ludogorets win 6-5 on penalties
 

Ludogorets - Steaua 1-0 - 27/08/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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Joy for Ludogorets after Moţi heroics

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 23.00CET
Joy for Ludogorets after Moţi heroics
Ludogorets salute their supporters at full time ©Meridian Match

• Defender Cosmin Moţi saves two penalties to earn PFC Ludogorets Razgrad win
• Former FC Dinamo Bucureşti man forced into goal after Vladislav Stoyanov red card
• Moţi denies Cornel Râpă and Paul Pîrvulescu to secure sudden-death success
• Wanderson's stunning 90th-minute volley takes tie into extra time
• Bulgarian champions into group stage for first time 

Central defender Cosmin Moţi ensured his place in Ludogorets history by saving twice during a penalty shoot-out to put the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time with a play-off win over FC Steaua Bucureşti. Wanderson's volley had taken the tie to extra time, and Stoyanov's dismissal a minute from the end allowed the man who used to play for Steaua's big rivals Dinamo to become an unlikely hero. 

 

Lineups

ludogorets

Ludogorets

steaua

Steaua

21Stoyanov (GK)
Yellow Card73
Red Card119 ET
24Arlauskis (GK)
7M. Aleksandrov
Substitution78
2Râpă
8Fábio Espinho4Szukała
9Bezjak
Yellow Card77
Substitution78
10C. Tănase (C)
Substitution5
18Dyakov (C)
Yellow Card62
11Prepeliţă
Yellow Card100 ET
25Y. Minev14Latovlevici
Yellow Card60
Substitution67
27Moţi
Yellow Card57
18Sânmărtean
Substitution83
55Terziev
Yellow Card40
21Breeveld
Yellow Card72
80Júnior Caiçara28Keșerü
84Marcelinho33Varela
Yellow Card64
93Misidjan
Substitution85
77Popa

Substitutes

91Čvorović (GK)95Cojocaru (GK)
12Anicet Abel8Filip
Substitution83
17Dani Abalo
Substitution78
9Iancu
20Choco12Stanciu
Substitution5
23Zlatinski22Pîrvulescu
Substitution67
Yellow Card89
88Wanderson
Substitution85
Goal90
26Neagu
99Hamza
Substitution78
97Vâlceanu

Coaches

Georgi Dermendzhiev (BUL) Constantin Gâlcă (ROU)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Standings

 
 

Match statistics

Ludogorets
Steaua

1

Goals scored

0

20

Total attempts

13

10

on target

1

7

off target

9

3

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

1

9

Corners

3

0

Offsides

3

5

Yellow cards

5

1

Red Cards

0

22

Fouls committed

28

28

Fouls suffered

20

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Minute By Minute

  • The penalties are over.
    A quite sensational finish. Defender Cosmin Moţi stepped up to take the gloves after Vladislav Stoyanov was sent off late on, and he has produced two saves in the penalty shoot-out to put Ludogorets into the group of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.
  • Penalty
    Râpă (Steaua) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
    Cosmin Moţi, a defender who has become a makeshift goalkeeper, has become Ludogorets' unlikely hero by saving Cornel Râpă's penalty.
  • Penalty
    Fábio Espinho (Ludogorets) scores from the penalty spot.
    A stutter from Fábio Espinho but he puts his penalty into the bottom corner. Giedrius Arlauskis was very close to it. Ludogorets lead 6-5.
  • Penalty
    Prepeliţă (Steaua) scores from the penalty spot.
    It is level at 5-5, sending Cosmin Moţi the wrong way.
  • Penalty
    Dyakov (Ludogorets) scores from the penalty spot.
    The Ludogorets steps up and puts his penalty right into the corner. 5-4.

See also

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