An old European acquaintance handed zmaji their first defeat: Olimpija, under the watchful eyes of Ante Šimundža, lost to Ludogorets with a score of 3:0 for the Bulgarians
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It’s the third preparatory match for the current national champions, and their first defeat. The footballers of Olimpija suffered a high 0:3 loss to the Bulgarian giant Ludogorec during their training camp in Turkey. Ludogorec, who were eliminated by Olimpija in the qualifiers for the Champions League at the beginning of the season, securing themselves a spot in European competition for the fall.
Ljubljana’s team started the match with Pintol, Lasickas, Muhamedbegović, Ristić, Sualehe, Diogo Pinto, Doffo, Fadida, Nemanja Motika, Raul, and Pedro Lucas. In the second half, Mauricio, Agba, Bristrić, Nikola Motika, Brest, Marin, Posavec, Silva, Janković, and Kasa got their chance.Boultam was absent due to a minor injury, while Elšnik and Ratnik are following an individual training program after returning from the national team’s duty.
The Bulgarians scored all three goals in the first half: in the 12th minute, Kwadwo Duah found the net with a shot from inside the penalty area, Todor Nedelev celebrated after half an hour of play, and two minutes before the end of the half, Bernard Tekpetey was also on target. Ludogorec, in front of their former coach Ante Šimundža, who now leads Olimpija’s major rival Maribor, was admittedly a better opponent and deservedly celebrated a significant victory.
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