FULL TIME: Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 Ludogorets
6′ – GOAAAL! Dinamo Zagreb strike first! Center-back Dino Perić volleys into the bottom left corner! 1-0.
9′ – GOAAAL! Dinamo double their lead thanks to an own goal! 2-0.
22′ – Goal for Ludogorets. Tekpetey beats Livaković from a tough angle. 2-1.
45 + 1′ – HUGE save from Livaković. Ludogorets nearly found their equalizer on the stroke of halftime.
HALFTIME – Dinamo cooled down after their second goal. Oršić, Ljubičić, and Baturina look lively. Mišić having trouble in the midfield.
46′ – Ludogorets inches away from an equalizing goal. Ball sat on the line after hitting the post and Livaković’s hand. Dinamo still in the lead.
67′ – Livaković saves Dinamo again, saving a blazing shot from 12 yards out. Ludogorets are in control of the match.
FULL TIME – Dinamo escape the first leg with a 2-1 victory over Ludogorets in Bulgaria!
Phew…that was tough to watch. After scoring twice within the first ten minutes of the match, Dinamo lost complete control of the match against a much weaker opponent. Dominik Livaković was once again Dinamo’s hero and villain at the same time. At fault for the first goal, but the reason why his side didn’t concede two or three more. Dinamo’s offense went completely stale once Oršić was subbed off in the 70th minute. Baturina, Oršić, Ljubičić, and Lauritsen played a solid match, while Ademi and Mišić struggled in the midfield.
All to play for next week in Zagreb! Dinamo will host the Bulgarian champions at Maksimir on Tuesday for leg 2 of the aggregate.