Ludogorets Defeated by Basel 4:0 after Top Player Leaves Pitch
Bulgaria's Ludogorets lost to FC Basel in its second Champions League match against the team played in Switzerland.
The game hosted by the Swiss players followed a historic 1:0 defeat of Ludogorets over Basel in Sofia on October 22.
On November 4 however the Bulgarian team played its most unconvincing match, with the first goals hitting its door after Cosmin Moti, already a legend in Ludogorets, was forced to leave the field due to a severe injury.
For Ludogorets, the second place in the group chart was at stake, since it would allow them to advance further in the Champions league.
But the "eagles" are still considered to have some prospect of success within the group.
Key moments of the match:
83' Ludogorets' Marcelinho receives the yellow card.
79' Substitution. Basel's Marcelp D?az replaces Fabian Frei.
73' Substitution. Basel's Mat?as Delgado replaces Shkelzen Gashi.
68' Substitution. Basel's Davide Call? replaces Derlis Gonz?lez.
64' Marek Suchy from Basel scores his team's fourth goal this evening. Ludogorets:Basel - 0:4.
64' Substitution. Ludogorets' Anicet Abel replaces F?bio Espinho.
58' Basel's Gashi scores his team's third goal in the match. Ludogorets:Basel - 0:3.
Half-time substitution. Ludogorets' Hamza Younes replaces Roman Bezjak.
45' Basel's Vaclik saves an attack of Mihail Alexandrov.
45' Three minutes to half-time.
41' Gonz?lez is shown the yellow card.
40' Derlis Gonz?lez marks a second goal for Basel hitting the bottom right corner.
35' Basel's Breel Embolo scores. Ludogorets:Basel - 0:1
27' Basel goalkeeper Vaclik saves a kick of Alexandrov.
26' First substantial attempt at Basel's goal after the Swiss team has been more efficient in carrying out attacks since the match started.
20' Moti gives indications that he is unable to continue playing and wants to leave the pitch. Alexander Alexandrov will be his substitute.
19' Moti returns to the field.
16' Ludogorets' Cosmin Moti is injured after a contact with a Basel player and is taken out of the pitch.
2' First attempt at Ludogorets' goalposts, but goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov saves a kick.
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