Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - Sofia 27/02/2014 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Round of 32, Second leg

Ludogorets - Lazio
3-3
Aggregate: 4-3
 

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Ludogorets come back from dead to down Lazio

Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.57CET
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 3-3 SS Lazio (agg: 4-3)
Juninho Quixadá's goal two minutes from time settled an enthralling tie and sent the Bulgarian title holders into the round of 16.
Ludogorets come back from dead to down Lazio
Ludogorets players celebrate their remarkable progression ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Ludogorets
Lazio

3

Goals scored

3

52

Possession (%)

48

12

Total attempts

11

6

on target

6

4

off target

3

2

blocked

2

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

1

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

15

15

Fouls suffered

11

381

Passes

358

298

completed

268

Lineups

ludogorets

Ludogorets

lazio

Lazio

21V. Stoyanov (GK) (C)22Marchetti (GK)
4Mäntylä
Substitution84
2Ciani
7Aleksandrov
Substitution56
5Biglia
Yellow Card78
8Fábio Espinho14Baldé
Goal1
Yellow Card28
Substitution84
9Bezjak
Yellow Card7
Goal67
20Biava
23Zlatinski
Yellow Card76
Goal78
23Onazi
25Minev24Ledesma (C)
27Moţi
Yellow Card42
26Radu
80Júnior Caiçara29Konko
Yellow Card19
84Marcelinho
Substitution77
34Perea
Goal54
Yellow Card55
Substitution71
93Misidjan87Candreva
Substitution64

Substitutes

91Čvorović (GK)1Berisha (GK)
11Juninho Quixadá
Substitution84
Goal88
6Mauri
17Dani Abalo11Klose
Substitution71
Goal82
20Choco15González
Substitution84
55Terziev19Lulić
Substitution64
95Lumu
Substitution56
21Kakuta
99Michel
Substitution77
27Cana

Coaches

Stoicho Stoev (BUL) Edoardo Reja (ITA)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Press kits

Last updated: 27/02/2014 21:23 CET

Standings

 
  
Published: Thursday 27 February 2014, 20.57CET

Ludogorets come back from dead to down Lazio

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 3-3 SS Lazio (agg: 4-3)
Juninho Quixadá's goal two minutes from time settled an enthralling tie and sent the Bulgarian title holders into the round of 16.

Substitute Juninho Quixadá held his nerve late on as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3 with SS Lazio and progress 4-3 on aggregate. 

Goals from Keita Baldé – the second fastest in UEFA Europa League history – and Brayan Perea had put Lazio in a commanding position. Roman Bezjak and Hristo Zlatinski then swung the pendulum back in favour of the hosts, before Miroslav Klose hit back. More drama was to come, though, as Quixadá rounded off the scoring to set up a round of 16 showdown with either FC Dynamo Kyiv or Valencia CF.

This round of 32 second leg was precisely 16.88 seconds old when Baldé made the breakthrough. Collecting Vladislav Stoyanov's errant clearance on the left, the 18-year-old winger darted into the area and bundled the ball in from an acute angle. Baldé came to the fore again moments later, side-stepping his marker and firing centimetres wide of a post. 

The passing was pure and precise from the Biancocelesti, who looked in little danger of conceding until Marcelinho flashed a shot wide after finding space inside the box. At the other end, Antonio Candreva should arguably have done better when he failed to find the target from a close-range free-kick.

There was no let-up from Lazio at the start of the second period, with Candreva curling over after combining intuitively with Lucas Biglia. The second goal they had threatened soon arrived, however. After breaking at pace, Ogenyi Onazi's judiciously weighted pass found Perea, who calmly slotted past Stoyanov.

The Bulgarian champions' response was spirited as Bezjak reduced the deficit minutes after rattling the woodwork. Fábio Espinho dissected Lazio's back line and the Slovenia striker thumped the ball into the top corner via a deflection. Zlatinski restored parity on the night 11 minutes later, Lazio keeper Federico Marchetti spilling his 25-metre effort over the line. 

Their momentum was promptly punctured by Klose, though, as he followed up Biglia's parried header from close in. Not to be denied, Ludogorets landed the final blow on the Italian team in the 88th minute when Quixadá raced onto a long pass and flicked the ball over Marchetti.

Last updated: 01/03/14 0.01CET

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