This was the only official inspection of CSKA before the restart of the Bulgarian championship, which is renewed next Friday.
The tribune was attended by the owner of CSKA – Grisha Ganchev, as well as the honorary president of the club Dimitar Penev. Bulgaria’s coach Georgi Dermendzhiev also watched the control match.
In the second minute Bradley Maziku received a long pass to the right. The full defender of CSKA tried to pass Angel Lyaskov, but the rented football player from the “reds” in Vratsa stopped the path of the ball. Maziku demanded a penalty after believing that there was a game with Lyaskov’s hand, but the referee did not respect the claims of the home player.
In the sixth minute Ali Sow received a long pass from Petar Zanev, with which he was brought out and remained “face to face” against Krassimir Kostov. The Gambian taranto struck from the air, but the guard of Botev Vratsa with an impressive plunge reflected his shot – a corner. In the seventh minute the guests made a quick attack and miraculously CSKA did not concede a goal. The ball was sent to the right for Andrea Vasev, who found Valeri Domovchiiski with a perfect cross. The experienced striker of Botev Vratsa made a shot after a split forward, but the ball went inches away from the door, guarded by Gustavo Busato.
In the 12th minute Kristian Malinov shot hard from a distance, but the shot was in the range of Krasi Kostov and he boxed aside the experience of the midfielder of the “reds”. In the 24th minute came a new chance for Vratsa. Hristo Zlatinski tried to shoot at Busato’s goal with a good shot, but the ball went wide of the Brazilian’s goal. In the 38th minute, a long rainbow was fouled on the penalty area, but Beltrame’s shot went over Kostov’s crossbar – out.
In the 45th minute CSKA’s defense made a mistake and Tom passed to Petar Atanasov. However, Bradley Maziku with a fine intervention jumped on the split at Atanasov’s feet and cleared the ball at a very important moment, as the offensive player of Vratsa remained “face to face” with Busato.
- During the break of the match, quite heavy rain fell over Sofia, as it stopped a few minutes before the signal for the second half of Georgi Dimitrov.
After 50 minutes, Ruben Pinto saw Stefano Beltrame left diagonally centered. The Italian could have shot at Kostov’s goal, but instead decided to look for a pass to Ali Sou or Valentin Antov and the ball went to the defender of Botev Vratsa, who in turn cleared it strongly forward. Eight minutes later, Beltrame saw Enrique Rafael, who centered from the left on the ground to Ali Sow, but the ball was extended to the weave by a guest defender. After an hour of play, another reserve – Graham Carey, delivered a great corner ball to Beltrame. The Italian fired, but a ricochet sent the ball away from Kostov’s goal.
Two minutes later, the guard of the guests made another great save. Ivan Turitsov brought out Ali Sou with a perfect pass. The Gambian stopped the ball and made a diagonal shot, but with his left hand Kostov sent the ball into the corner. In the 63rd minute Petar Zanev made a strong shot from the edge of the penalty area with his right foot, but the ball flew away from the Vratsa goal – a new out. Seconds later, Kerry broke in from the right into the penalty area and released for Beltrame. He made an instant kick with his right foot, but the ball again did not find the target.
Immediately after that, Milos Kruscic made more than half a dozen shifts in his team, giving a large part of his reserve players the opportunity to play in the match. In the 76th minute Graham Carey received a pass from the right and centered for Ahmed Ahmedov. The CSKA striker was detained by Petko Ganev, who received a second yellow card for his violation in the penalty area and was sent off, and the “reds” were given the right to execute a penalty. Behind the ball stood the Australian Tommy Juric, who with a sharp shot in the lower right corner of the door of Botev Vratsa opened the score of “Army” – 1: 0.
120 seconds later the hosts took the lead with two goals. Thiago Rodriguez won a duel in the half of Botev and passed to Yurich. The Australian immediately passed for Graham Carey, who advanced to the door of Vratsa and after a ricochet in the body of Angel Lyaskov the ball flew into the door of Hristo Mitov – 2: 0. This was the last more interesting moment of the match, as the success remained for the “reds”.
CSKA – BOTEV VRATSA 2: 0
1: 0 Tommy Juric (77)
2: 0 Graham Kerry (79)
CSKA: Gustavo Busato – Ivan Turtsiov, Valentin Antov, Bradley Maziku, Petar Zanev – Ruben Pinto / k /, Christian Malinov – Stefano Beltrame, Edwin Jesse, Evandro – Ali Sow
Coach: Milos Kruscic
Botev Vratsa: Krassimir Kostov – Petko Ganev, Iliya Milanov, Ventsislav Kerchev, Angel Lyaskov – Hristo Zlatinski, Alasan N’Diaye – Petar Atanasov, Atanas Zehirov, Tom – Valeri Domovchiiski / k /
Coach: Anthony Zdravkov