Botev (Plovdiv) finished a draw 1:1 at its host of Spartak (Varna). The meeting of the 26th round of the First League was played at “Botev 1912 Football Complex”.
The first half passed without goal positions, and the Canaries found the result after a big mistake by the opposing goalkeeper. In the 36th minute, Nikolay Minkov took advantage of a poor guard performance and scored 1:0.
The second half started with a few passes for the “yellow-black”, and the most frantic one came in the 60th minute. Baroan missed face-to-face with the goalkeeper, and in addition, the last barrier to Minkov for the second goal was a defender, but the strike of the “yellow-black” player stopped the defender.
In the 67th minute, the guests reached an equalizer. The attack from the left ended with a firing centring, and Balanyuk was left absolutely uncovered and scored close for 1:1.
By the end of the match, the “canaries” had a territorial advantage, but they came to nothing in front of the “falcons”. In their turn, the guests of the two times organized many dangerous counterparts, but they failed to take advantage of them.
After the match, Botev Plovdiv FC celebrated the birthday of its legend Marin Bakalov. He played 353 games for the Canaries and scored 58 goals.
As a Botev footballer, he won the National Cup in 1981. , vice-champion in 1986. and bronze medalist eight times. In 1985 he was declared “Master of Sports”. In 1991, he was chosen as the No. 1 footballer of Plovdiv, and in the 1991/92 season, he also won the Cup for Individual Sportsmanship.
Through his official Facebook page, the Yellow-blacks wished their legend much health, happiness and joy in “yellow-black”!