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Football: Defender Moti turns goalkeeper for Ludogorets, saves twice in penalty shoot-out

Published on Aug 28, 2014 2:55 PM

SOFIA (REUTERS) - Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shoot-out and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steaua Bucharest.

The victory has now created a headache for club management who may need to play games outside of the country due to a lack of a suitable stadium.

Romanians Steaua led 1-0 from the first-leg and were moments away from securing their place in the lucrative next phase before Brazilian Wanderson struck in the 90th minute for Ludogorets forcing the game into extra time.

In the final minute of extra time, Ludogorets keeper Vladislav Stoyanov was sent off after bringing down Steaua's Fernando Varela and with all three subs having been used Moti was forced into goal.

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