Champions League - Qualifying - Play-off - 2nd Leg
LudogoretsLudogorets Razgrad1Steaua BucharestSteaua Bucharest0
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

Ludogorets

  • 21StoyanovBooked at 119mins
  • 55TerzievBooked at 40mins
  • 27MotiBooked at 57mins
  • 25Minev
  • 80Paula Junior
  • 84Nascimento da Costa
  • 7AleksandrovSubstituted forAbalo Paulosat 77'minutes
  • 18DyakovBooked at 62mins
  • 93MisidjanSubstituted forCristaldo Fariasat 85'minutes
  • 8Gomes Fonseca
  • 9BezjakBooked at 76minsSubstituted forYounesat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Andrianantenaina
  • 17Abalo Paulos
  • 20Estevão de Silva
  • 23Zlatinski
  • 88Cristaldo Farias
  • 91Cvorovic
  • 99Younes

Steaua Bucharest

  • 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 TeamLudogoretsAway TeamSteaua Bucharest
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home23
Away13
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home22
Away27

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Penalties over

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

  3. Post update

    Penalty saved! Cornel Rapa (Steaua Bucharest) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

    Penalty saved! Paul Parvulescu (Steaua Bucharest) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty saved! Wanderson (Ludogorets Razgrad) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.

  18. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Steaua Bucharest 0.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Steaua Bucharest. Conceded by Georgi Terziev.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nicolae Claudiu Stanciu (Steaua Bucharest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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