Heavy snowfall affected several eastern European leagues over the weekend, with one assistant referee in particular finding out the hard way.
However, the blizzard conditions proved highly beneficial to CSKA Sofia, who claimed a 2-1 victory over Botev Plovdiv in the Bulgarian top flight thanks directly to the poor condition of their pitch. Indeed, the snow could actually claim an assist for one of their goals if it had the mind to.
As the ball was squared across the box, the cross took an incredibly fortunate divot off a lump of ice, diverted past a Plovdiv defender and directly into the path of striker Ali Sowe.
The Gambian duly obliged by stooping to head home from close range, thus wrapping up his brace…
❄️🅰️ The snow in Bulgaria just got an ASSIST, helping CSKA-Sofia striker Ali Sowe to open the scoring against Botev Plovdiv. I guess after this goal the Gambian striker might change his names to Ali S(n)owe 😀 pic.twitter.com/8xdd6W6mBT
— mshumanov (@shumansko) 16 December 2018
Snow to Sowe to goal. It’s the classic, age-old combination.
Excellent spot from Pies’ favourite Bulgarian football writer @shumansko.