Oct 22, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Ludogorets Arena
LudogoretsLudogorets Razgrad
1-0
Basel
Minev (91')
Minev (24'), Moti (86'), Espinho (93')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Xhaka (44'), Gonzalez (45'), Embolo (67'), Frei (85'), Schar (93')
Die (18')

Result: Late Yordan Minev strike sinks 10-man Basel

Basel hang on for a point against Ludogorets Razgrad, despite playing more than 70 minutes with 10 men in Bulgaria.

Ludogorets Razgrad have registered their first Champions League victory after Yordan Minev's stoppage-time strike saw the Bulgarian's beat 10-man Basel.

Basel's hopes of getting any result and piling pressure on Liverpool in their quest to reach round two were dashed when Serey Die was sent off 18 minutes in for a challenge on Cosmin Moti. Replays suggested that the midfielder was unlucky to be dismissed.

Referee Deniz Aytekin shows a red card to Basel's midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Ludogorets Razgrad and FC Basel 1893 at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October 22, 2014© Getty Images

However, they tried to forge an unlikely lead midway through the opening period when a speculative effort from Derlis Gonzalez almost nestled in the top corner of the Ludogorets net, but for the intervention of Vladislav Stoyanov.

The Bulgarians started well after the interval and almost broke the deadlock when Dani Abalo's chip had Tomas Vaclik scrambling backward to tip his effort over the bar.

Ludogorets' one-man advantage appeared to show in the balance of play as Fabio Espinho found himself on the end of two chances in as many second-half minutes, but could take neither.

The Portuguese midfielder then had another opportunity midway through the half. However, his shot was blocked by a resilient Basel defence who could perhaps scent an unlikely point.

With 11 minutes remaining, Mihail Aleksandrov rose highest to meet Minev's cross, but his header was agonisingly wide as Ludogorets desperately searched for a late winner.

Minev then popped up in injury time with a strike that appeared to take a deflection before beating a helpless Vaclik and giving the Bulgarian side victory.

Ludogorets are now on three points alongside Basel and Liverpool, who were beaten 3-0 at home to Real Madrid.

Referee Deniz Aytekin shows a red card to Basel's midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Ludogorets Razgrad and FC Basel 1893 at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October 22, 2014
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