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Montenegro sign off in third spot

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2008, 23.45CET
Montenegro 0-0 Bulgaria
Montenegro secured the draw they needed against Bulgaria in Niksic to finish their maiden Under-21 campaign in third place in qualifying Group 3.
by Aleksandar Radovic
Montenegro sign off in third spot
Fatoš Bećiraj came closest to scoring for Montenegro ©Vijesti
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2008, 23.45CET

Montenegro sign off in third spot

Montenegro 0-0 Bulgaria
Montenegro secured the draw they needed against Bulgaria in Niksic to finish their maiden Under-21 campaign in third place in qualifying Group 3.

Montenegro secured the draw they needed against Bulgaria in Niksic to finish their maiden Under-21 campaign in third place in Group 3 behind England and Portugal.

Cautious approach
A cautious approach by the home side handed the initiative to Bulgaria although their threat only really materialised in the shape of a 43rd-minute opportunity, where Nikolay Bodurov headed a Nikolay Bulgarov centimetres wide. Montenegro stepped up a gear in the second half and twice went close to scoring themselves through the dangerous Fatoš Bećiraj.

Efforts thwarted
The striker's first shot from close range was blocked by Bulgaria defender Ivan Ivanov before his header in the 75th minute forced a save from Nikolay Mihaylov. The hosts' defence then remained solid for the rest of the contest, enabling them to end the campaign with eight points from as many games, one more than their opponents.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.27CET

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Lineups

Montenegro

Montenegro

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

12
JanjuševićIvan Janjušević (GK)
1
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK) (C)
8
D. BožovićDraško Božović
2
VidanovPavel Vidanov
5
NovakovićMilko Novaković
10
IvanovIvan Ivanov
15
BojovićMijuško Bojović
3
BodurovNikolay Bodurov
3
LakićevićSlobodan Lakićević
Yellow Card55
Substitution78
5
GenevViktor Genev
6
BrnovićPredrag Brnović
Substitution26
16
ChipevNikolay Chipev
7
MarkovićDarko Marković (C)
6
DyjlgerovNikolay Dyjlgerov
Yellow Card52
Substitution79
10
BoškovićDarko Bošković
Yellow Card89
7
BaltanovLachezar Baltanov
4
FatićIvan Fatić
17
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov
18
VujovićGoran Vujović
Substitution66
9
KurdovAtanas Kurdov
Substitution60
11
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
14
T. KolevTodor Kolev
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
StjepanovicMihailo Stjepanovic (GK)
12
KirevMario Kirev (GK)
13
IgumanovićBlažo Igumanović
4
StoevTodor Stoev
16
KaludjerovićMiroslav Kaludjerović
13
GadzhalovKostadin Veseli Gadzhalov
14
P. VukčevićPetar Vukčević
Substitution78
15
ApostolovAtanas Apostolov
17
M. JovanovićMiroje Jovanović
18
ZehirovAtanas Zehirov
Substitution79
2
N. NikolićNemanja Nikolić
Substitution26
8
TsachevIvan Tsachev
Substitution60
9
AdrovićAdmir Adrović
Substitution66
11
PetakovVictor Petakov
Substitution46

Coach

Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE) Ivan Kolev (BUL)

Referee

Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Frank Andås (NOR), Kim Andre Johnsen (NOR)

Fourth official

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

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