KARDZHALI. Arda and OFK Pirin didn’t manage to score any goal on Monday. Arda was truly better in terms of ball possession (62%).
The match was played at the Arena Arda stadium in Kardzhali on Monday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 22 degrees Celsius or 71.51 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 45%.
Arda had a superior ball possession 62% while OFK Pirin was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Arda was more pushing with 84 dangerous attacks and 6 shots of which 4 were on target. However, that was not enough Arda to win the match.
Arda shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. Regarding the opposition, OFK Pirin shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Arda received 2 yellow cards (E. M. Tetah and Junior Palmares). Regarding the opposition, OFK Pirin received 6 yellow cards (P. Zanev, S. Shokolarov, C. Makreckis, H. Hubchev, M. Smolenski and Y. Georgiev).
After playing this encounter, Arda will have 16 points to sit in the 6th place. Regarding the opposition, OFK Pirin will have 7 points like Botev Plovdiv, Botev Vratsa and Hebar 1918 to remain in the 13th place.
In the next match in the Parva Liga, Arda will play away against Ludogorets on the 18th of September with a 5-0 head to head in favor of Ludogorets (2 draws).
OFK Pirin will host Lokomotiv Sofia 1929 on the 17th of September with a 3-2 head to head in favor of OFK Pirin (0 draws).
Arda – Formation
Arda started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Aleksander Blagov Tunchev decided to play with the following team: Anatoli Gospodinov, Oumar Sako, Alex Petkov, Dzuniet Ali, Hristo Ivanov, Iliya Yurukov, Lachezar Kotev, Ivan Tilev, Aleksandar Georgiev, Tonislav Yordanov and El Mami Tetah.
The home team had on the bench: Vasil Simeonov, Milen Stoev, Milen Zhelev, Ivan Kokonov, Deyan Lozev, Jose Ederaldo da Silva Junior and Lassana N’Diaye.
Arda made 4 changes: D. Ali for D. Lozev (64′), H. Ivanov for Junior Palmares (64′), T. Yordanov for L. N’diaye (70′) and E. M. Tetah for I. Kokonov (82′).
OFK Pirin – Formation
OFK Pirin started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Krasimir Petrov played with: Yanko Georgiev, Vyacheslav Velev, Aleksandar Dyulgerov, Hristofor Hubchev, Petar Zanev, Radoslav Tsonev, Cebrail Makreckis, Krasimir Stanoev, Slavcho Shokolarov, Stanislav Kostov and Martin Smolenski.
These were the players on the bench: Maksym Kovalov, Emil Yanchev, Ilian Kostov, Yulian Popev, Kazuki Takahashi, Kitan Vasilev and Preslav Yordanov.
OFK Pirin made 4 changes: P. Zanev for Y. Popev (56′), S. Kostov for P. Yordanov (70′), S. Shokolarov for K. Takahashi (70′) and C. Makreckis for K. Vasilev (76′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Parva Liga.