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Petrov double denies Romania

Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 23.45CET
Romania 2-2 Bulgaria Two late goals from Martin Petrov earned the visiting team an unlikely point in their opening Group G game.

Match statistics

RomaniaBulgaria

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
0
Corners1
 
3
Fouls committed9
 
8
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 2 September 2006, 23.45CET

Petrov double denies Romania

Romania 2-2 Bulgaria Two late goals from Martin Petrov earned the visiting team an unlikely point in their opening Group G game.

Two goals in three minutes from Martin Petrov earned Bulgaria an unlikely point in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group G as the visitors came from two down in Romania to level in the closing stages.

Late fightback
Strikes either side of half-time from Laurentiu Rosu and Ciprian Marica had given the home team a lead they never looked like relinquishing until Petrov's dramatic intervention in the last ten minutes. Romania's discomfort was compounded as Gabriel Tamas was dismissed in added time for a second bookable offence. Romania will hope to respond to this disappointment when they visit Albania on Wednesday while their opponents are likely to be in buoyant mood as they take on Slovenia the same day.

Romanian dominance
Romania had begun brightly with Rosu shooting fractionally over in the tenth minute and wide shortly afterwards as the hosts signalled their intent. Adrian Mutu also missed the target in the opening quarter-hour and, although the Romanians had to wait for the breakthrough, it finally arrived five minutes before the interval when Rosu netted with a well-directed drive from the edge of the area. The hosts continued to press forward as the second half got under way, Florentin Petre and Marica both firing over before the latter slotted a left-footed shot past Georgi Petkov in the 55th minute to make it 2-0.

Petrov double
That seemed to have secured victory for Victor Piturca's men, yet the match was back in the balance eight minutes from time when Petrov found a way past Bogdan Lobont. The Club Atlético de Madrid midfielder then completed an improbable recovery two minutes later by latching on to Elin Topuzakov's cross from the left to beat Lobont and revive his side's spirits while leaving Romania wondering what might have been.

Last updated: 03/09/06 0.58CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
LobonţBogdan Lobonţ (GK)
1
G. PetkovGeorgi Petkov (GK)
2
ContraCosmin Contra
Yellow Card23
2
KishishevRadostin Kishishev
Substitution46
3
RaţRăzvan Raţ
6
AngelovStanislav Angelov
4
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
Red/Yellow Card90+3
9
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
Substitution62
5
ChivuCristian Chivu (C)
13
G PeevGeorgi Peev
Yellow Card39
Substitution46
6
CodreaPaul Codrea
Yellow Card58
14
JankovićZoran Janković
7
PetreFlorentin Petre
Substitution71
15
TunchevAleksandar Tunchev
Yellow Card90
8
DicăNicolae Dică
Yellow Card37
Substitution58
17
M.PetrovMartin Petrov
Goal82
Goal83
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Goal54
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov (C)
10
MutuAdrian Mutu
21
TopuzakovElin Topuzakov
11
RoşuLaurenţiu Roşu
Goal40
Substitution79
25
Lucio WagnerLucio Wagner

Substitutes

12
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
27
IvankovDimitar Ivankov (GK)
14
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Substitution71
7
GeorgievBlagoy Georgiev
Substitution46
16
MafteiVasile Maftei
Substitution79
8
YankovChavdar Yankov
Substitution46
Yellow Card75
17
CocişRăzvan Cociş
Substitution58
10
BozhinovValeri Bozhinov
Substitution62
13
D.NiculaeDaniel Niculae
3
KirilovRosen Kirilov
15
MarinPetre Marin
18
G. IlievGeorgi Iliev
18
GhioneaSorin Ghionea
20
MilanovZhivko Milanov

Coach

Victor Piturca (ROU) Dimitar Dimitrov (BUL)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Paolo Calcagno (ITA), Alessandro Lion (ITA)

Fourth official

Nicola Giovanni Ayroldi (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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