Pirin finished 1:1 as the host of Levski in a match of the 20th round of the First League. Asen Chanderov led “blue” ahead on a penalty kick in the 14th minute, and Martin Smolensky brought the point to “eaglets” seconds before the end of the first part.
The first interesting situation in front of the crowded stadium stands “Hristo Botev” found himself in front of Yanko Georgiev's door. Filip Krastev crosses from a corner to Jose Cordoba, who took a good header, but the experienced guard stepped in at level.
In the 14th minute, the guests from Sofia opened the scoring. The midfielder of “eaglets” Vencislav Benguyuzov played with his hand in the penalty area, and after a review with the VAR, the chief referee Dragomir Draganov awarded a penalty, which was realized by the new addition Asen Chanderov.
In the 27th minute, Jose Cordoba crossed perfectly into the penalty area, where Asen Chanderov was forgotten by the defense of the home team and shot a header, but sends the ball inches from the target.
A little later, the hosts had an excellent chance to equalize the score. Martin Smolenski was brought face to face with Plamen Andreev, but the young guard intercepted the pass to the CSKA teenager.
Five minutes before the end of the first half, Welton found himself in goal position. The Brazilian striker was alone against Yanko Georgiev, but the goalkeeper saved the shot on the wing of the capital city.
In the 45th minute, Hristo Yanev's players equalized the score. Ilker Budinov broke through powerfully on the right flank, then launched a ground pass to the penalty spot. There be Martin Smolensky, who skillfully sent the ball into Plamen Andreev's net.
In the 54th minute, Filip Krastev shot from the edge of the penalty area, but his experience was inaccurate. “The eaglets” they answered with a joke to Martin Smolenski, but the ball flew past Plamen Andreev's goal.
In the 77th minute, the guests made a huge mistake. Marin Petkov broke through on the left flank and crossed on the ground in the penalty area to Ronaldo, who shoots from close range, but Yanko Georgiev made a phenomenal one-handed save.
In the last seconds of the match, Yanko Georgiev brought the point to Pirin with another magnificent save. Reserve Iliyan Stefanov tackled a defender and shot, but the experienced guard knocked the ball away. This was the last interesting situation in the clash in Blagoevgrad. Thus “blue” collected an asset of 31 score, and Hristo Yanev's players already have 13 item.
In the next round, Levski hosts Ludogorets in the derby of the round, and Pirin will host Black Sea in Blagoevgrad.