Petev and Ludogorets won their second straight Bulgarian league title
Ivaylo Petev and Ludogorets won their second straight Bulgarian league title with a 3:0 win at relegated Montana on Saturday as their main rivals Levski Sofia were held at home after scoring a bizarre own goal in a dramatic season finale.
Ludogorets thrashed Montana thanks to an early goal by Bulgaria midfielder Svetoslav Dyakov and a second-half double from substitute Mihail Alexandrov while Levski, who started with a two-point lead, were held 1:1 at home by city rivals Slavia.
Levski’s title hopes were ended by defender Dimitar Vezalov 16 minutes from time when he put the ball into his own net from seven metres with no Slavia player around him after Basile de Carvalho had lifted the home side with a first-half strike.
Ludogorets finished with 72 points from 30 matches ahead of Levski on 71 with CSKA Sofia third on 63.