Ludogorets Razgrad’s Wanderson was still celebrating his goal against Slavia Sofia while it was disallowed by the referee and play continued on the pitch.
Table-toppers Ludogorets played out a 0-0 draw with Slavia Sofia in the Bulgarian First League at Ludogorets Arena in Razgrad on Sunday.
Facing ten men after Sofia’s goalkeeper Antonis Stergiakis was dismissed shortly before half-time, the hosts thought they’d made a breakthrough when Wanderson Cristaldo Farias found the net.
The midfielder was delighted and embarked on a wild celebration that culminated in his girlfriend running down the steps of one of the stands to greet him with a kiss.
However, with the goalscorer still preoccupied off the pitch, the officials disallowed the goal for offside – though replays reportedly showed that this was not the case.
43-year-old substitute goalkeeper Georgi Petkov, who also found himself carded, got the game going again with a free kick while Wanderson was still in the throws of his embrace.