Ludogorets 0 – Betis 1: The Green-and-Whites net 1 without reply at Huvepharma Arena

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Real Betis’ 1-0 win over Razgrad Ludogorets on Thursday, was hard fought at Huvepharma Arena. Ludogorets had been hopeful of continuing their good run after winning last match while Betis had secured a point against Roma in their previous match. Ludogorets are now in 2nd place, with 7 points from 5 matches, while Betis sit in 1st, with 13 points from 5.

Following a goalless first half, Betis continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Nabil Fekir gave them the lead, 56 minutes in, sealing a 1-0 victory for the away side.

Substitutions for Ludogorets included Matias Tissera, Nonato, Spas Delev, Claude Goncalves and Denny Gropper for Igor Thiago Nascimento Rodrigues, Jakub Piotrowski, Rick Lima, Aslak Witry and Pedrinho, respectively. Betis brought on Luiz Henrique, Nabil Fekir, Alex Moreno, Quique Fernandez and Borja Iglesias, to replace Joaquin, Paul Akouokou, Juan Miranda, Guido Rodriguez and Willian Jose.

There were bookings for Cicinho and Olivier Verdon from Ludogorets, and Paul Akouokou, for Betis.

Ludogorets will next play Roma away, with Betis facing Helsinki at home.

Technical card:
Razgrad Ludogorets:Sergio Padt, Cicinho, Anton Nedyalkov, Olivier Verdon, Aslak Witry (Claude Goncalves, min.84), Pedrinho (Denny Gropper, min.85), Cauly, Jakub Piotrowski (Nonato, min.74), Igor Thiago Nascimento Rodrigues (Matias Tissera, min.66), Bernard Tekpetey and Rick Lima (Spas Delev, min.74)
Real Betis:Claudio Bravo, Aitor Ruibal, Edgar Gonzalez, Victor Ruiz, Juan Miranda (Alex Moreno, min.46), Joaquin (Luiz Henrique, min.27), Guido Rodriguez (Quique Fernandez, min.73), Paul Akouokou (Nabil Fekir, min.46), Sergio Canales, Rodri and Willian Jose (Borja Iglesias, min.84)
Stadium:Huvepharma Arena
Goals:Nabil Fekir (0-1, min. 56)