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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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Pts: Points   
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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