Stadio Olimpico - Rome 20/02/2014 - 21:05CET (21:05 local time)

Round of 32, First leg

Lazio - Ludogorets
0-1

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Ludogorets hold their nerve to upset Lazio

Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 23.00CET
SS Lazio 0-1 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 
A fine goal from Roman Bezjak settled a dramatic contest in Rome containing two red cards and as many spurned penalties.
Ludogorets hold their nerve to upset Lazio
Roman Bezjak receives the adulation of his team-mates ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Lazio
Ludogorets

0

Goals scored

1

56

Possession (%)

44

15

Total attempts

8

8

on target

3

2

off target

4

5

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

1

8

Corners

2

5

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

1

14

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

13

460

Passes

373

378

completed

299

Lineups

lazio

Lazio

ludogorets

Ludogorets

1Berisha (GK)21V. Stoyanov (GK)
2Ciani4Mäntylä
5Biglia7Aleksandrov
7Felipe Anderson
Penalty50
Substitution57
9Bezjak
Goal45
Substitution58
11Klose
Substitution78
18Dyakov (C)
Penalty9
Yellow Card36
Red Card55
14Baldé23Zlatinski
Yellow Card45+2
19Lulić
Substitution68
25Minev
23Onazi27Moţi
26Radu (C)80Júnior Caiçara
27Cana
Yellow Card40
84Marcelinho
Substitution88
39Cavanda
Red Card73
93Misidjan
Substitution81

Substitutes

22Marchetti (GK)91Čvorović (GK)
15González5Barthe
21Kakuta
Substitution68
8Fábio Espinho
Substitution58
24Ledesma11Juninho Quixadá
Substitution88
34Perea
Substitution78
17Dani Abalo
85Novaretti20Choco
87Candreva
Substitution57
95Lumu
Substitution81

Coaches

Edoardo Reja (ITA) Stoicho Stoev (BUL)

Referee

Felix Zwayer (GER)

Press kits

Last updated: 20/02/2014 23:42 CET

Standings

 
  
Published: Thursday 20 February 2014, 23.00CET

Ludogorets hold their nerve to upset Lazio

SS Lazio 0-1 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 
A fine goal from Roman Bezjak settled a dramatic contest in Rome containing two red cards and as many spurned penalties.

Both teams finished with ten men as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad consigned SS Lazio to a 1-0 UEFA Europa League round of 32 first-leg loss in Rome.

Ludogorets skipper Svetoslav Dyakov set the tone for an absorbing contest when he chipped a spot kick straight at Etrit Berisha, before Roman Bezjak spared his blushes with a virtuoso effort. The drama continued after the interval as Dyakov and Luis Cavanda were dismissed following another penalty miss by Lazio's Felipe Anderson. Ludogorets then had to endure a torturous last few minutes before their victory was confirmed.

The visitors could scarcely have wished for a better start after Lazio midfielder Lorik Cana was adjudged to have handled Mihail Aleksandrov's cross inside the area. Buoyancy turned to despondency, however, as Dyakov failed to disguise his Panenka-style conversion, allowing Berisha time to get to his feet and cradle the ball.

The Bulgarian title holders regained their composure ten minutes before the break when Marcelinho's speculative 30-metre drive bounced back off the crossbar. The goal Stoicho Stoev's side had been threatening arrived soon after, though, as Bezjak sent a venomous 30-metre strike swerving beyond the outstretched fingertips of Berisha.

On the back foot for long stretches, Lazio emerged rejuvenated in the second period, with Anderson becoming the second player to be denied by the frame of the goal. The effervescent midfielder was then given a chance to redeem himself from the spot, but his firm right-footed attempt was repelled by Vladislav Stoyanov.

A breathless climax ensued with Lazio's Cavanda receiving his marching orders for a late tackle on Yordan Minev – Dyakov having walked earlier for a second yellow card. Unperturbed, the hosts refused to lie down, but knew their luck was up when Antonio Candreva volleyed Miroslav Klose's centre towards goal only for Tero Mäntylä to clear off the line.

Last updated: 22/02/14 0.03CET

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