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Mladenov goal bolsters Bulgaria

Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 21.26CET
Bulgaria 1-0 Estonia Alexander Mladenov's late winner keeps Bulgaria in contention.
Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 21.26CET

Mladenov goal bolsters Bulgaria

Bulgaria 1-0 Estonia Alexander Mladenov's late winner keeps Bulgaria in contention.

Bulgaria remain in the race to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship after a 1-0 win against Estonia in Sofia.

Victory needed
Third in Group 8, Bulgaria needed a victory to move within a point of leaders Croatia and are now only behind second-place Belgium on head-to-head record. Bulgarian forward Dimitar Rangelov hit the post in the first half as his side sought victory against Estonia, bottom of the group without a win.

Penalty miss
Estonia had a chance to end that run on 69 minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Konstantin Vassiljev - only for the same player to hit the post with his spot-kick.

Late winner
The home side took full advantage six minutes from the end when Hertha BSC Berlin forward Alexander Mladenov headed in Veselin Penev's cross to clinch the game.

Croatian trip
Bulgaria visit Croatia for their final qualifier on 10 October, but the Bulgarians can only still top the group and definitely secure a play-off place if Croatia and Belgium draw their game in hand on Tuesday.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.56CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Estonia

Estonia

1
UzunovVihren Uzunov (GK)
1
KaasRene Kaas (GK)
2
Y. TodorovYordan Todorov
2
PärnaErkki Pärna
3
DimitrovTodor Dimitrov
3
PostSander Post
4
PenevVeselin Penev
Yellow Card66
Substitution79
4
RähnTaavi Rähn (C)
5
KotevKiril Kotev
5
KosemetsMärt Kosemets
6
PalankovTodor Palankov
Substitution62
6
TölpusRain Tölpus
7
GeorgievBlagoy Georgiev
Substitution62
7
RatnikovEduard Ratnikov
Substitution85
8
YankovChavdar Yankov
Yellow Card20
8
LemberMati Lember
Substitution27
9
RangelovDimitar Rangelov
Yellow Card34
9
TeeverIngemar Teever
Yellow Card13
10
GargorovEmil Gargorov (C)
10
JäägerEnver Jääger
11
MladenovAlexander Mladenov
Goal87
11
SaharovAleksander Saharov
Substitution33

Substitutes

12
VelinovVentzislav Velinov (GK)
12
KotenkoArtur Kotenko (GK)
13
MilanovZhivko Milanov
Substitution79
13
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
14
VergilovAnton Vergilov
14
MutleRaiko Mutle
15
A. TodorovAnatoli Todorov
Substitution62
15
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
Substitution27
17
KakalovGeorgi Kakalov
16
VunkMartin Vunk
18
ZakovGerasim Zakov
17
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
Substitution33
19
BibishkovKrum Bibishkov
Substitution62
18
NeemeloTarmo Neemelo
Substitution85

Coach

Petar Miladinov (BUL) Jelle Goes (EST)

Referee

Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)

Assistant referees

Artur Igityan (ARM), Arshak Knyazyan (ARM)

Fourth official

Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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