Champions League - Qualifying - Play-off - 2nd Leg
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Ludogorets Razgrad win 6-5 on penalties

Defender Cosmin Moti scores and saves in Ludogorets shootout win

Cosmin Moti
Cosmin Moti has won five caps for Romania - as a defender.

Defender Cosmin Moti saved two shootout penalties to send Bulgarian side Ludogorets into the group stage of the Champions League for the first time.

The centre-half, 29, went in goal after keeper Vladislav Stoyanov was sent off in the final minute of extra time.

In an an incredible finale to the tie with Romanian champions Steaua Bucharest, Moti scored the first spot-kick and then saved two penalties.

The group stage draw takes place on Thursday at 16:45 BST.

Ludogorets's Champions League dream had looked over going into the final stages.

Ludogorets
Ludogorets were only formed in their current guise in 2001.

Trailing 1-0 to Steaua from the first leg, the Bulgarian champions forced extra-time when substitute Wanderson volleyed home a wonderful last-minute equaliser from 20 yards.

Stoyanov was then dismissed in the final minute of extra-time for hacking down Fernando Varela, and, with no substitutions left, Moti volunteered to go in goal for the shootout.

Wearing the black shirt of substitute keeper Ivan Cvorovic, Moti confidently smashed home the opening kick to put his side ahead.

He then dived to his right to deny Paul Pirvulescu before stopping Cornel Rapa's tame effort.

Moti, a Romanian international who spent seven years with Steaua's city rivals Dinamo Bucharest, leapt over the advertising boards to celebrate with the home fans.

Line-ups

Ludo Razgd

  • 21StoyanovBooked at 119mins
  • 55TerzievBooked at 40mins
  • 27MotiBooked at 57mins
  • 25Minev
  • 80Paula Junior
  • 84Marcelinho
  • 7AleksandrovSubstituted forDaniat 77'minutes
  • 18DyakovBooked at 62mins
  • 93MisidjanSubstituted forWandersonat 85'minutes
  • 8Espinho
  • 9BezjakBooked at 76minsSubstituted forYounesat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Anicet
  • 17Dani
  • 20Estevão de Silva
  • 23Zlatinski
  • 88Wanderson
  • 91Cvorovic
  • 99Younes

Steaua Buc

  • 24Arlauskis
  • 4Szukala
  • 2Rapa
  • 14LatovleviciBooked at 60minsSubstituted forParvulescuat 67'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 33VarelaBooked at 64mins
  • 18SanmarteanSubstituted forFilipat 83'minutes
  • 77Popa
  • 11PrepelitaBooked at 100mins
  • 21BreeveldBooked at 72mins
  • 10TanaseSubstituted forStanciuat 5'minutes
  • 28Keseru

Substitutes

  • 8Filip
  • 9Iancu
  • 12Stanciu
  • 22Parvulescu
  • 26Neagu
  • 95Cojocaru
  • 97Vilceanu
Referee:
Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Match Stats

Home TeamLudo RazgdAway TeamSteaua Buc
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home23
Away13
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home22
Away27

Live Text

Match ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1(6), Steaua Bucharest 0(5).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1(6), Steaua Bucharest 0(5).
Penalty saved! Cornel Rapa (Steaua Bucharest) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(6), Steaua Bucharest 0(5). Fábio Espinho (Ludogorets Razgrad) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(5), Steaua Bucharest 0(5). Andrei Prepelita (Steaua Bucharest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(5), Steaua Bucharest 0(4). Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(4), Steaua Bucharest 0(4). Fernando Varela (Steaua Bucharest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(4), Steaua Bucharest 0(3). Marcelinho (Ludogorets Razgrad) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(3), Steaua Bucharest 0(3). Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucharest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(3), Steaua Bucharest 0(2). Junior Caiçara (Ludogorets Razgrad) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(2), Steaua Bucharest 0(2). Lukasz Szukala (Steaua Bucharest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(2), Steaua Bucharest 0(1). Hamza Younes (Ludogorets Razgrad) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Penalty saved! Paul Parvulescu (Steaua Bucharest) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Penalty saved! Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(1), Steaua Bucharest 0(1). Claudiu Keseru (Steaua Bucharest) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1(1), Steaua Bucharest 0. Cosmin Moti (Ludogorets Razgrad) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.
Second Half Extra Time ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.
Corner, Steaua Bucharest. Conceded by Georgi Terziev.
Attempt blocked. Nicolae Claudiu Stanciu (Steaua Bucharest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Vladislav Stoyanov (Ludogorets Razgrad) is shown the red card.
Foul by Vladislav Stoyanov (Ludogorets Razgrad).
Fernando Varela (Steaua Bucharest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Nicandro Breeveld (Steaua Bucharest).
Attempt missed. Nicandro Breeveld (Steaua Bucharest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adrian Popa.
Attempt missed. Claudiu Keseru (Steaua Bucharest) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolae Claudiu Stanciu.
Hand ball by Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad).
Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Claudiu Keseru (Steaua Bucharest).
Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucharest).
Dani Abalo (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Lucian Filip (Steaua Bucharest).
Second Half Extra Time begins Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.
First Half Extra Time ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.
Foul by Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad).
Andrei Prepelita (Steaua Bucharest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yordan Minev (Ludogorets Razgrad).
Cornel Rapa (Steaua Bucharest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Fábio Espinho (Ludogorets Razgrad) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Andrei Prepelita (Steaua Bucharest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrei Prepelita (Steaua Bucharest).
Attempt missed. Junior Caiçara (Ludogorets Razgrad) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dani Abalo.
Marcelinho (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Fernando Varela (Steaua Bucharest).
Attempt saved. Hamza Younes (Ludogorets Razgrad) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani Abalo.
Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Giedrius Arlauskis.
Attempt saved. Cosmin Moti (Ludogorets Razgrad) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fábio Espinho with a cross.
Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Paul Parvulescu.
Attempt saved. Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Junior Caiçara with a cross.
First Half Extra Time begins Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.
Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lucian Filip (Steaua Bucharest).
Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Lucian Filip.

Goal!

Goal! Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0. Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.
Corner, Ludogorets Razgrad. Conceded by Paul Parvulescu.

Booking

Paul Parvulescu (Steaua Bucharest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Junior Caiçara (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
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