The road to the tenth title won by Ludogorets was not smooth at all. The season began with a disappointment – the team lost 1:3 to Botev (Vratsa) as a guest. Pavel Vrba was still the head coach back then. Due to an illness, he missed the 2:2 match against CSKA. Stanislav Genchev replaced Vrba for this match. He eventually took Vrba’s place after a series of disappointing matches mostly on the European pitches. The replacement was a fact prior to the start of the tenth championship round. This is when “The Eagles” reached the top of the overall rating and remained the leader until they won the tenth championship title. Ludogorets spent the winter with six points in advance of CSKA after the 2:2 score against Arda in Kardzhali.
Genchev was replaced by Valdas Dambrauskas. Renan allowed a couple of mistakes and the team lost 2:3 to Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) and the overall advantage was reduced to three points. CSKA lost 0:1 to Ludogorets in the next round and the champions’ overall advantage began to grow one match after another. Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) was as close as possible in the overall rating but this did not make any difference. Ludogorets won the title in the 27th round.
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