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Bulgaria cruise into finals

Published: Thursday 11 September 2003, 0.08CET
Andorra 0-3 Bulgaria Two Dimitar Berbatov goals bring Bulgaria UEFA EURO 2004™ qualification.

Match statistics

AndorraBulgaria

Goals scored0
3
Yellow cards5
 
1
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 11 September 2003, 0.08CET

Bulgaria cruise into finals

Andorra 0-3 Bulgaria Two Dimitar Berbatov goals bring Bulgaria UEFA EURO 2004™ qualification.

Bulgaria moved into the finals of UEFA EURO 2004™ with a comfortable 3-0 win away to Andorra.

Top of the table
The result left Bulgaria top of Group 8 with 17 points from seven games, and Belgium's victory against Croatia confirmed their place in Portugal. Andorra, meanwhile, ended their qualifying campaign bottom of the table, pointless and with a single goal to their name after eight matches.

Early advantage
Any early Bulgarian nerves were calmed in the tenth minute, as Georgi Peev's corner was met by Dimitar Berbatov who headed into the net from near the penalty spot.

Decisive second
The away side effectively sealed the points 13 minutes later as midfield player Daniel Borimirov's pass over the top of the defence set Berbatov clear of the offside trap and the Bayer 04 Leverkusen striker kept his head and slipped the ball under Andorran goalkeeper Koldo Alvárez to double Bulgaria's lead.

Goalmouth scramble
Martin Petrov almost made it 3-0 with a well-struck free-kick that hit the woodwork before Bulgaria completed the scoring 13 minutes into the second period as 1. FC Kaiserslautern midfield player Marian Hristov latched on to a loose ball after a goalmouth scramble to notch the third.

Late red card
Andorra ended the match with ten men after defender Francesc Ramírez was shown a late red card for a foul on Borimirov five minutes from time.

Last updated: 30/03/04 15.59CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
KoldoÁlvarez Koldo (GK)
27
IvankovDimitar Ivankov (GK)
2
RamirezFrancesc Ramirez
Red Card86
3
KirilovRosen Kirilov
3
Txema GarcíaTxema García
4
I PetkovIvaylo Petkov
4
Roberto JonásRoberto Jonás
Substitution61
7
BorimirovDaniel Borimirov
5
Toni LimaAn Toni Lima
Yellow Card75
8
JankovićZoran Janković
Substitution59
6
SonejeeOscar Sonejee
Yellow Card54
9
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
Goal11
Goal24
7
AyalaJosep Ayala
Substitution80
13
G PeevGeorgi Peev
Substitution64
8
JiménezManolo Jiménez
Yellow Card53
15
M HristovMariyan Hristov
Goal58
Yellow Card74
9
FernándezJulià Fernández
17
M.PetrovMartin Petrov
10
PujolMarc Pujol
Yellow Card68
18
PažinPredrag Pažin
11
GonzalezJusto Gonzalez
Substitution90+3
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov

Substitutes

13
Alfonso SánchezAlfonso Sánchez (GK)
12
KolevStoyan Kolev (GK)
14
Juli SánchezJuli Sánchez
Substitution61
Yellow Card67
10
DimitrovVelizar Dimitrov
Substitution59
15
EscuraJordi Escura
Substitution80
16
ManchevVladimir Manchev
Substitution64
16
LucendoJesus Lucendo
Substitution90+3
2
KrastevNikolai Krastev
12
Genís GarcíaGenís García
5
ZhelevZhivko Zhelev
17
SilvaFernando Silva
11
SakalievStoyko Sakaliev
18
GonzálezEmiliano González
14
YanchevTodor Yanchev

Coach

David Rodrigo Lo (ESP) Plamen Markov (BUL)

Referee

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Assistant referees

Konrad Sapela (POL), Piotr Sadczuk (POL)

Fourth official

Miroslaw Ryszka (POL)

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