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Domovchiyski downs Portugal

Published: Friday 12 October 2007, 19.34CET
Bulgaria 1-0 Portugal A Valeri Domovchiyski penalty helped Bulgaria to a first victory and ended Portugal's winning start in Group 3.
by Stoyan Georgiev
from Vasil Levski National Stadium
Published: Friday 12 October 2007, 19.34CET

Domovchiyski downs Portugal

Bulgaria 1-0 Portugal A Valeri Domovchiyski penalty helped Bulgaria to a first victory and ended Portugal's winning start in Group 3.

Bulgaria earned their first points in 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying with a 1-0 victory against Group 3 leaders Portugal.

Penalty success
Having lost their opening two games against Montenegro and England, Alexander Stankov’s side finally gave the home support something to cheer when PFC Levski Sofia striker Valeri Domovchiyski won and converted a first-half penalty. Portugal’s purposeful start to the match illustrated why they had won their opening fixtures as they played some neat passing football and dominated the game.

Resilent display
Antunes tried his luck with a long-range effort on 33 minutes, although Vierinha subsequently wasted the visitors' best opening following a corner kick. Portugal were made to pay three minutes before the interval when Domovchiyski was brought down in the area by defender Pedro before calmly converting the spot-kick. Bulgaria opted to sit back and protect their slender advantage in the second period, and did so with aplomb in the torrential rain to claim a notable scalp and climb off the foot of the section.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.15CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Portugal

Portugal

6
BandalovskiIvan Bandalovski
Yellow Card18
1
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
16
BozhinovLubomir Bozhinov
3
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
19
N. DimitrovNikolay Dimitrov
Substitution90
5
AntunesAntunes (C)
17
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Goal43
Substitution75
6
João CoimbraJoão Coimbra
Substitution57
13
FidaninAtanas Fidanin
7
VieirinhaVieirinha
18
GadzhevVladimir Gadzhev
8
PeléPelé
4
IvanovIvan Ivanov
9
MoreiraJoão Moreira
Substitution65
1
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK) (C)
Yellow Card85
10
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
20
PopovIvelin Popov
Yellow Card87
13
Salgado Da Cunha Mango FernandVasco Herculano Salgado Da Cunha Mango Fernand
10
PetrovNikolai Petrov
Yellow Card71
Substitution73
14
João PedroJoão Pedro
3
BodurovNikolay Bodurov
20
Yannick DjalóYannick Djaló
Substitution73

Substitutes

11
MirchevVladislav Mirchev
12
Mário FelgueirasMário Felgueiras (GK)
12
NikolovIliya Nikolov (GK)
4
Nuno CoelhoNuno Coelho
Substitution57
8
StarokinOrlin Starokin
Substitution73
11
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Substitution73
14
TrifonovTihomir Trifonov
19
CíceroCícero
Substitution65
9
KurdovAtanas Kurdov
Substitution75
2
ManoMano
5
VelichkovVelichko Velichkov
15
BrandãoGonçalo Brandão
7
MladenovDaniel Mladenov
Substitution90
18
CelestinoCelestino

Coach

Alexandre Stankov (BUL) Rui Manuel Dos Santos Caçador (POR)

Referee

Meir Levi (ISR)

Assistant referees

Eyal Hatuka (ISR), Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Fourth official

Liran Wachsberger (ISR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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