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Sahar ends Bulgarian resistance

Published: Wednesday 10 June 2009, 2.45CET
Bulgaria 3-4 Israel
Ben Sahar struck at the death as the visitors snatched a Group 6 victory in Sofia after ten-man Bulgaria had battled their way back into the game.
by Stoyan Georgiev
from Sofia
Sahar ends Bulgarian resistance
Liroy Zairi scored Israel's opening goal in their 4-3 win against Bulgaria ©Meridian Match

Match statistics

BulgariaIsrael

Goals scored3
 
4
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 04:47 CET

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Published: Wednesday 10 June 2009, 2.45CET

Sahar ends Bulgarian resistance

Bulgaria 3-4 Israel
Ben Sahar struck at the death as the visitors snatched a Group 6 victory in Sofia after ten-man Bulgaria had battled their way back into the game.

Ben Sahar struck at the death as Israel snatched a UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 victory at the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium in Sofia after ten-man Bulgaria had battled their way back into the game.

Cool finish
The hosts took a third-minute lead when Lachezar Baltanov headed home Spas Delev's cross from the right but debutant defender Liroy Zairi levelled with a cool finish five minutes later, and Israel were ahead before the break as Baram Kayal nodded in a free-kick. Delev's dismissal for a foul reduced Bulgaria to ten men before the interval, and Israel took advantage in the second half with Toto Tamuz making it 3-1. Bulgaria did not give up, though, and Momchil Tsvetanov's strike was followed by an equalising header from captain Ivan Ivanov. Both sides had chances to win it thereafter, with Ivanov guilty of a glaring miss before Sahar kept his head in the dying seconds to win the game.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.05CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Israel

Israel

1
KaradzhovIvan Karadzhov (GK)
1
HarushAriel Harush (GK)
5
GenevViktor Genev
Yellow Card28
2
ZhairiLiroy Zhairi
Goal6
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov (C)
Yellow Card72
Goal76
3
ChekolThyacho Chekol
2
BojikovVasil Bojikov
4
MoriDin Mori
20
StoevTodor Stoev
21
RoashOshri Roash (C)
Yellow Card32
8
OgnyanovMarian Ognyanov
8
A. CohenAlmog Cohen
Yellow Card56
Substitution62
7
BaltanovLachezar Baltanov
Goal2
Substitution82
7
KayalBeram Kayal
Goal28
9
KikiDani Kiki
6
NatchoBebras Natcho
Substitution54
17
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov
Goal59
Substitution72
15
GolasaEyal Golasa
Substitution46
19
DelevSpas Delev
Red Card45
10
TamuzToto Tamuz
Goal53
Yellow Card64
10
TonevAlexandar Tonev
14
SaharBen Sahar
Goal89

Substitutes

12
MakendzhievBlagoy Makendzhiev (GK)
18
KleymanBoris Kleyman (GK)
3
MakendzhievMilcho Georgiev Makendzhiev
11
DamariOmer Damari
Substitution54
13
GadzhalovKostadin Veseli Gadzhalov
9
BitonDavid Biton
16
PetakovVictor Petakov
Substitution72
17
RikanAvraham Rikan
18
VelevStefan Velev
19
RoshIsrael Rosh
Substitution62
6
DyulgerovNikolay Dyulgerov
Substitution82
12
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
11
DimitrovRadoslav Dimitrov
20
VeredIdan Vered
Substitution46

Coach

Ivan Kolev (BUL) Motti Iwanir (ISR)

Referee

Dimitrios Kalopoulos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bersis (GRE), Dimitris Tatsis (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Spathas (GRE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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