12000 spectators arrived at BlackTower Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Husni Lase
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Cédrick Rosnet
and Ahmet Talha Özcebe
A 4-4-2 alignment was the formation of choice for BlackTower.
Starters: Pantaleev - Kúrshev, Kolev, Mihaylov, Dochevski - Lyapchev, Petrov, Markov, Akkan - Serafimov, Dermendzhiev.
Ravda decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Koev - Radenkov, Afer, Metodiev, Todorov - Ayık, Mirchev, Vasilev, Shevkenov - Anev, Ganchev.
BlackTower's A. Markov
tried to break through in the middle repeatedly, but couldn't get past the visitors' defenders.
BlackTower took the lead 20 minutes in, as V. Petrov
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
BlackTower managed to extend their lead to 2 - 0 when V. Dermendzhiev
cut in neatly from the left side and struck a fine shot past the away team's goalkeeper.
Confident in their lead, BlackTower's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
After 26 minutes, BlackTower raised their score by one when S. Akkan
's dangerous low cross was cleverly tucked in at the near post by V. Dermendzhiev
. 3 - 0.
Ravda almost scored after a counterattack 28 minutes into the match, but D. Todorov
took a shot from the left that landed harmlessly in the side of the net.
3 - 0 was the score after the first half.
BlackTower enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 54 percent of possession.
Ravda's L. Radenkov
was able to reply, after 50 minutes, making the score 3 - 1 with a well struck penalty.
After 54 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and S. Akkan
gave the BlackTower supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 4 - 1.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in BlackTower's V. Lyapchev
increasing the lead to 5 - 1.
The home side's Y. Kúrshev
curled a free kick home after 59 minutes, putting BlackTower ahead 6 - 1.
After 64 minutes, S. Akkan
put BlackTower ahead 7 - 1 when he rose to head in a cross from the right wing.
behaved like an inexperienced youth player after 75 minutes as he gave the ball away to A. Mirchev
. Lucky for him though, there was no goal.
BlackTower claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 56 percent.
BlackTower's best player was V. Lyapchev
However, D. Pantaleev
made a disastrous appearance.
The most dominating Ravda player was without a doubt I. Ganchev
On the other hand, D. Todorov
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 7 - 1.