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Icelandic rally floors Bulgaria

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET
Bulgaria 1-3 Iceland Iceland recorded a third Group 7 victory as they came from behind to defeat ten-man Bulgaria in Sofia.
by Stoyan Georgiev
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2005, 21.00CET

Icelandic rally floors Bulgaria

Bulgaria 1-3 Iceland Iceland recorded a third Group 7 victory as they came from behind to defeat ten-man Bulgaria in Sofia.

Iceland recorded a third Group 7 win as they came from behind to beat ten-man Bulgaria in Sofia. However, with both sides having lost their chances of qualifying for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals, there was nothing more than pride at stake.

Marching orders
In the first half, Bulgaria seemed to show more spirit with Valeri Domovchiyski coming close to opening the scoring. However, the game was to turn against the home team as PFC Levski Sofia youngster Domovchiyski was shown a second yellow card just before the interval.

Bulgaria ahead
Despite that setback, Bulgaria made a bright start to the second half, with Dimitar Rangelov and Bogomil Dyakov missing good chances before Rangelov's 59th-minute free-kick gave Petar Miladinov's men the lead. However, that goal was to prompt a dramatic Icelandic revival.

Icelandic fightback
Ten minutes after Rangelov's opener, Pálmi Rafn Pálmasson equalised for the visitors, and within 120 seconds they were ahead as Emil Halfredsson punished a mistake in the Bulgaria defence. As Bulgaria pushed for an equaliser in added time, having been reduced to nine men when Rangelov was stretchered off, Helgi Magnússon scored Iceland's third.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.05CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Iceland

Iceland

12
E. PetrovEmil Petrov (GK)
1
KaleIngvar Kale (GK)
2
DyakovBogomil Dyakov
Yellow Card68
2
HallfredssonEmil Hallfredsson
Goal72
3
VenkovMihail Venkov
Yellow Card38
3
An. ÓlafssonAndri Ólafsson
Yellow Card41
Substitution46
4
ZanevPetar Zanev
Substitution75
4
G. T. GunnarssonGunnar Thor Gunnarsson
Yellow Card44
5
VergilovAnton Vergilov
Yellow Card40
5
BjarnasonTryggvi Bjarnason
Substitution46
7
I. StoyanovIvan Stoyanov
Substitution63
6
JonssonSolvi Geir Jonsson
8
ZlatinskiHristo Zlatinski
7
KristjanssonSigmundur Kristjansson
9
RangelovDimitar Rangelov (C)
Goal59
Yellow Card75
8
SævarssonJónas Sævarsson
11
YurukovYordan Yurukov
Substitution56
9
SveinssonHördur Sveinsson
Substitution78
18
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Red/Yellow Card43
10
D. VidarssonDavíd Vidarsson (C)
20
MilanovZhivko Milanov
11
GunnlaugssonGardar Gunnlaugsson
Goal90+4

Substitutes

1
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
12
ThormarMagnús Thormar (GK)
10
ZlatinovVladislav Zlatinov
Substitution56
13
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
13
B.HazurovBorislav Hazurov
14
PálmasonPálmi Pálmason
Substitution46
Goal68
14
MicanskiIlian Micanski
Substitution63
15
JúlíussonAndri Júlíusson
Substitution78
15
ZakovGerasim Zakov
17
MagnússonHelgi Magnússon
Substitution46
17
OlegovAdriyan Olegov
18
GislasonSteinthor Gislason
19
BojkovDaniel Bojkov
Substitution75

Coach

Petar Miladinov (BUL) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Marek Mikolajewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Piotr Mikolajewski (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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