2018 Bulgarian Supercup

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2018 Bulgarian Supercup
Date5 July 2018
Venue Trace Arena, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Referee Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
Attendance850
WeatherMostly Cloudy
81 °F (27 °C)
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The 2018 Bulgarian Supercup was the 15th Bulgarian Supercup, an annual Bulgarian football match played between the winners of the previous season's First Professional Football League and Bulgarian Cup. The game was played between the champions of the 2017–18 First League, Ludogorets Razgrad, and the 2018 Bulgarian Cup winners, Slavia Sofia. [1] [2]

Bulgarian Supercup

The Bulgarian Supercup is the trophy won in a football match held between the football club that has won the Bulgarian first football division in the season that ended in the year of the match and the holder of the Bulgarian Cup at that time. In case the champion of Bulgaria has also won the cup, the Bulgarian Cup finalist competes with the champion in the match for the trophy.

Bulgarian Cup

The Bulgarian Cup is a Bulgarian annual football competition. It is the country's main cup competition and all officially registered Bulgarian football teams take part in it.

The 2017–18 First Professional Football League was the 94th season of the top division of the Bulgarian football league system, the 69th since a league format was adopted for the national competition of A Group as a top tier of the pyramid and also the 2nd season of the First Professional Football League, which decides the Bulgarian champion. The season is the second with a new league structure and strict financial criteria where 14 clubs play each other home and away, until the league is split up in championship and relegation playoffs. The new league structure, inspired by the ones used by the Belgian First Division A and Danish Superliga, was approved by the Bulgarian Football Union on 6 June 2016. The fixture list was released on 22 June 2017.

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This was Ludogorets's sixth Bulgarian Supercup appearance and Slavia's first. Ludogorets lost their previous two Supercup appearances in 2015 and 2017.

Match overview

Match details

Ludogorets Razgrad 1−0 Slavia Sofia
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Trace Arena, Stara Zagora
Attendance: 850
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Plovdiv)
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Slavia
GK33 Flag of Brazil.svg Renan
RB4 Flag of Brazil.svg Cicinho
CB30 Flag of Romania.svg Cosmin Moți
CB90 Flag of Brazil.svg Rafael Forster
LB6 Flag of Brazil.svg Natanael
CM10 Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Campanharo Yellow card.svg 38'
CM18 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Svetoslav Dyakov (c)Yellow card.svg 87'
RW88 Flag of Brazil.svg Wanderson Sub off.svg 68'
AM84 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Marcelinho
LW93 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Virgil Misidjan Sub off.svg 82'
CF28 Flag of Romania.svg Claudiu Keșerü Sub off.svg 65'
Substitutes:
GK12 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Daniel Naumov
DF5 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Terziev
MF8 Flag of Brazil.svg Lucas Sasha
DF25 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tsvetomir Panov
FW37 Flag of Brazil.svg João Paulo Sub on.svg 82'
FW70 Flag of Poland.svg Jakub Świerczok Sub on.svg 65'
MF92 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Jody Lukoki Sub on.svg 68'
Manager:
Flag of Brazil.svg Paulo Autuori
GK32 Flag of Greece.svg Antonis Stergiakis
RB25 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sasho Aleksandrov Yellow card.svg 90'
CB55 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Andrea Hristov
CB38 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Milen Gamakov Yellow card.svg 38'
LB19 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Velkovski
DM10 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Yanis Karabelyov Yellow card.svg 90+2'
DM27 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Emil Martinov (c)
RM33 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Galin Ivanov
CM8 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Slavcho Shokolarov Sub off.svg 68'
LM17 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Momchil Tsvetanov Sub off.svg 87'
CF7 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Milcho Angelov Sub off.svg 75'
Substitutes:
GK1 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Georgi Petkov
DF5 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Dimitar Burov
FW9 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Tsvetelin Chunchukov
FW14 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Ivaylo Dimitrov Sub on.svg 75'
DF15 Flag of Serbia.svg Aleksandar Stanisavljević
MF20 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Filip Krastev Sub on.svg 87'
MF23 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Vladislav Uzunov Sub on.svg 68'
Manager:
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Zlatomir Zagorčić

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
  • Fourth official: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Petrich)
Plovdiv City in Bulgaria

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria, with a city population of 346,893 as of 2018 and 675,000 in the greater metropolitan area. It is an important economic, transport, cultural, and educational center. There is evidence of habitation in Plovdiv dating back to the 6th millennium BCE, when the first Neolithic settlements were established. It has been considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world; however, archaeological excavations in 2016 and 2017 have shown that this may not be the case.

Sofia Capital and largest city of Bulgaria

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city is at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country. Being in the centre of the Balkan peninsula, it is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea.

Petrich Place in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Petrich is a town in Blagoevgrad Province in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Belasica Mountains in the Strumeshnitsa Valley. As of 31 December 2013, the town has 31,140 inhabitants.

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which three may be used

Post-match reactions

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References

  1. "Bulgarian Supercup 2018/19". Bulgarian-football.com. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. "Ето кога и къде ще е мачът за Суперкупата" (in Bulgarian). Sportal.bg. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.