Ludogorets “finished its participation in the group stage of the Europa League without a single point, after losing for the sixth time in a row. The Bulgarian champion lost 1: 3 to the Austrian LASK (Linz) at their stadium.

Stanislav Genchev’s team took the lead, but then conceded three goals, and also finished the match with one less man.

For the first time, Ludogorets failed to win a single point in European tournaments. In six matches, the team from Razgrad scored seven goals, but conceded 19 in their own goal.

Ludogorets played an extremely weak first half, in which it never threatened the Austrian goal. In the 45th minute the guests received a penalty for a violation of Cicinho, but Goyinger’s shot from 11 meters was saved by Plamen Iliev.

The second half started well for the Bulgarian team. In the first minute, Elvis Manu, who came in at the break, managed to score after a pass from Claudiu Kesheru. A little later, the Romanian could have doubled, but the goalkeeper of LASK saved.


The big problems for “Ludogorets” came within 11 minutes – between the 56th and 67th. In this period LASK scored three goals, and “Ludogorets” was left with one person less.

In the 56th minute Philip Wiesinger scored with a shot outside the penalty area. Only six years later, LASK was already ahead in the result. Rener was right from a penalty, which was awarded for a foul by Alex Santana.

In the situation, the Brazilian also received a red card.

In the 67th minute Madsen scored with a header after a new mistake by the defense in the green and thus formed the final result.

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