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Hristov header delights Bulgaria in Azerbaijan

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 19.55CET
Azerbaijan 1-2 Bulgaria
Substitute Ventsislav Hristov headed the winner just three minutes from time just as it seemed Azerbaijan had secured a point.

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Match statistics

AzerbaijanBulgaria

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)50
 
50
Total attempts5
 
11
on target2
 
6
off target2
 
5
blocked1
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
19

Standings

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Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 19.55CET

Hristov header delights Bulgaria in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 1-2 Bulgaria
Substitute Ventsislav Hristov headed the winner just three minutes from time just as it seemed Azerbaijan had secured a point.

Ventsislav Hristov's header three minutes from time wins Group H opener for Bulgaria
Ilian Micanski puts visitors ahead in Baku with an angled low shot
Micanski's Karlsruhe SC club-mate Dmitri Nazarov equalises from distance
Azerbaijan goalkeeper Kamran Agayev held out well before the late winner
Next matches: Italy v Azerbaijan, Bulgaria v Croatia (10 October)

Substitute Ventsislav Hristov headed an 87th-minute winner to give Bulgaria a deserved opening UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H win in Azerbaijan.

The visitors struck first, Ilian Micanski latching on to a clever through ball and beating Kamran Agayev with a low strike. Otherwise it was a quiet first half with few openings at either end, though most of the pressure came from Bulgaria.

Georgi Iliev was close to a second for the visitors eight minutes after the break, his drive saved by Agayev. Azerbaijan then went straight up the other end and a long-range effort by Micanski's Karlsruhe SC club-mate Dmitri Nazarov deceived Bulgaria goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov and bounced in.

The lead was nearly restored just before the hour when Vladimir Gadzhev's cross fell to Andrej Galabinov, just on as a substitute, but Agayev blocked from point-blank range. Gadzhev headed wide as Bulgaria continued to press and with time running out the winner arrived, Hristov heading in fellow replacement Todor Nedelev's corner just four minutes after coming on.

Last updated: 03/06/15 4.35CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013837/postmatch/report/index.html#hristov+header+wins

Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
K. AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
12
StoyanovVladislav Stoyanov (GK)
2
GarayevGara Garayev
4
PopovApostol Popov
4
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
5
BodurovNikolay Bodurov (C)
6
HüseynovBadavi Hüseynov
7
AlexandrovMihail Alexandrov
Substitution83
7
JavadovVagif Javadov
Yellow Card35
Substitution46
11
ManolevStanislav Manolev
10
DadaşovRüfat Dadaşov
14
MinevVeselin Minev
11
R. AliyevRauf Aliyev
17
MilanovGeorgi Milanov
13
NazarovDmitri Nazarov
Goal54
18
GadzhevVladimir Gadzhev
Yellow Card63
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
19
MitsanskiIlian Mitsanski
Goal14
Substitution58
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
Yellow Card23
Substitution74
21
DyakovSvetoslav Dyakov
20
Ufuk BudakUfuk Budak
Substitution90
22
G. IlievGeorgi Iliev
Substitution74

Substitutes

23
S. AgayevSalahat Agayev (GK)
1
ČvorovićIvan Čvorović (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
13
MitrevBozhidar Mitrev (GK)
3
RamaldanovRasim Ramaldanov
2
PopovStrahil Popov
5
YunuszadäElvin Yunuszadä
3
A. AleksandrovAleksandar Aleksandrov
8
AmirjanovRuslan Amirjanov
6
HristovYordan Hristov
9
Cihan ÖzkaraCihan Özkara
8
NedelevTodor Nedelev
Substitution74
16
J. HüseynovJavid Hüseynov
9
GalabinovAndrej Galabinov
Substitution58
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution90
10
ZlatinskiHristo Zlatinski
18
Qırtımovİlkin Qırtımov
15
V. HristovVentsislav Hristov
Substitution83
Goal87
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
16
I. MilanovIlia Milanov
21
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Substitution46
Yellow Card90
20
SlavchevSimeon Slavchev
22
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
Substitution74
23
GargorovEmil Gargorov

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER) Luboslav Penev (BUL)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Danny Krasikow (ISR), Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)

Fourth official

Nissan Davidy (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Liran Liany (ISR), Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)

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