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Montenegro battle back in Bulgaria

Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.45CET
Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
Lachezar Baltanov converted a penalty but had a second saved and Marko Djurović's volley ensured Montenegro secured a point.
by Stoyan Georgiev
Montenegro battle back in Bulgaria
PFC Levski Sofia's Lachezar Baltanov scored one penalty for Bulgaria but had another saved ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.45CET

Montenegro battle back in Bulgaria

Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
Lachezar Baltanov converted a penalty but had a second saved and Marko Djurović's volley ensured Montenegro secured a point.

Montenegro levelled 13 minutes from time to come away from Bulgaria with a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 point.

Point apiece
Lachezar Baltanov's penalty on 68 minutes had edged Bulgaria in front but the same player was to have a second spot-kick saved and Marko Djurović's strike ensured Montenegro moved on to four points from three games. That is the same tally as Bulgaria and Kazakhstan, however both have played five matches.

Bulgaria ahead
The first half was a midfield struggle but both coaches made attacking half-time changes. Striker Martin Toshev was introduced for Bulgaria and it was he that played through Momchil Tsvetanov to be fouled in the box by Žarko Tomašević for the spot-kick converted by Baltanov.

Equaliser
The Bulgaria captain quickly had another chance from the penalty spot, but Vlado Giljen saved after Baltanov himself was brought down. That gave Montenegro the momentum resulting in Djurović's diagonal volley past Mario Kirev. Bulgaria pressed hard late on but Montenegro held firm to leave both teams two points adrift of second-placed Sweden.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.08CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Montenegro

Montenegro

12
KirevMario Kirev (GK)
1
GiljenVlado Giljen (GK)
5
GenevViktor Genev
2
D. BožovićDraško Božović (C)
7
BaltanovLachezar Baltanov (C)
Yellow Card22
Goal68
Penalty73
3
LakićevićSlobodan Lakićević
Yellow Card13
8
OgnyanovMarian Ognyanov
4
KecojevićIvan Kecojević
Yellow Card19
9
DelevSpas Delev
Yellow Card83
5
MartinovićVuk Martinović
Substitution85
10
VidanovPavel Vidanov
Substitution85
7
DjurovićMarko Djurović
Goal77
14
TsachevIvan Tsachev
Substitution46
9
AdrovićAdmir Adrović
Yellow Card60
15
FilipovFilip Filipov
10
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Yellow Card67
Substitution68
17
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov
Substitution75
14
GrbićPetar Grbić
Substitution46
18
D. KolevDilyan Kolev
Yellow Card45+1
15
BojovićMijuško Bojović
20
StoevTodor Stoev
17
TomaševićŽarko Tomašević
Yellow Card66

Substitutes

1
IvanovMihail Aleksandrov Ivanov (GK)
12
DragojevićMiloš Dragojević (GK)
2
BojikovVasil Bojikov
6
BogdanovićBogdan Bogdanović
6
DyulgerovNikolay Dyulgerov
8
StevovićMilos Stevović
Substitution46
11
PetakovVictor Petakov
Substitution75
11
NikolićStefan Nikolić
Substitution68
13
ToshevMartin Toshev
Substitution46
13
BulatovićDarko Bulatović
16
PetkovPavel Petkov
Substitution85
16
BulajićBoris Bulajić
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+2
19
T. KolevTodor Kolev
18
KrstovićKristijan Krstović

Coach

Ivan Kolev (BUL) Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE)

Referee

Euan Norris (SCO)

Assistant referees

Gordon Middleton (SCO), John Gilmour (SCO)

Fourth official

John Mckendrick (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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