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Bulgaria hold on for Luxembourg victory

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.39CET
Bulgaria 3-2 Luxembourg
The hosts secured their first win in Group 10 and condemned Reinhold Breu's side to their fourth defeat in as many matches.
by Ivan Iveski
from Lovech Stadion
Bulgaria hold on for Luxembourg victory
Momchil Tsvetanov opened the scoring for Bulgaria against Luxembourg ©Sportsfile
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.39CET

Bulgaria hold on for Luxembourg victory

Bulgaria 3-2 Luxembourg
The hosts secured their first win in Group 10 and condemned Reinhold Breu's side to their fourth defeat in as many matches.

Bulgaria registered their first Group 10 victory after an entertaining home win against Luxembourg.

First-half goals by Momchil Tsvetanov and Tomi Kostadinov either side of Laurent Jans's equaliser put the hosts in charge before the interval, while Georgi Milanov extended the lead early in the second half. Though Massimo Martino struck in added-time his goal came too late to give Mihail Madanski's side excessive cause for concern, although goalkeeper Plamen Iliev was piqued enough to get sent off for kicking out in anger at an opponent.

In an open match, the home side deservedly took the lead midway thtough the first half when Tsvetanov latched on to Drenovichki's pass before scoring with an accurate shot from 15 metres. Bulgaria continued to dominate the match but conceded an equaliser on 38 minutes when Iliev fumbled the ball into the path of Jans, who had the simplest of tasks to level terms.

It only took a minute for the home side to reclaim the lead, however, Kostadinov making it 2-1 from the penalty spot. Bulgaria continued to push on after the break and were soon rewarded with their third goal, after Milanov Ilia picked out an unmarked Milanov who connected with his inviting cross from close range.

As Luxembourg threw caution to the wind late on, Martino briefly set Bulgarian hearts aflutter when he was quickest to a loose ball which he fired past Iliev. And though the home goalkeeper then lost his head, Bulgaria, who lie fourth in the section, ensured they did not lose the game.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.21CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
IlievPlamen Iliev (GK)
Red Card90+5
1
HahmPhilippe Hahm (GK)
3
KolevRosen Kolev
Yellow Card75
2
MartinoMassimo Martino
Yellow Card39
Goal90+5
4
DrenovichkiAtanas Drenovichki
Yellow Card57
3
HessPit Hess
Substitution83
6
TsvetkovAleksandar Tsvetkov (C)
4
SiebenalerTom Siebenaler (C)
Yellow Card63
8
KostadinovTomi Kostadinov
Goal39
Yellow Card88
Substitution89
5
VeigaDavid Veiga
9
VasilevRadoslav Vasilev
6
GersonLars Gerson
11
AtanasovPetar Atanasov
Substitution59
7
LaterzaTom Laterza
14
P. DimovPlamen Dimov
8
ThomRicardo Thom
15
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
Goal55
Substitution72
9
Goncalo AlmeidaGoncalo Almeida
Yellow Card35
Substitution78
17
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov
Goal22
10
JansLaurent Jans
Goal38
Substitution78
18
I. MilanovIlia Milanov
11
JänischMathias Jänisch
Yellow Card69

Substitutes

12
KunchevStefano Kunchev (GK)
12
MensterLex Menster (GK)
7
KostadinovGeorgi Kostadinov
Substitution72
13
D. KitengeDimitri Kitenge
Substitution78
10
MarchevVeselin Marchev
Substitution59
14
TexeiraSergio Texeira
13
AyasSamir Ayas
Substitution89
15
R. De SousaRaphaël De Sousa
16
PashovGeorgi Pashov
16
TurpelDavid Turpel
Substitution78
19
KostovStanislav Kostov
17
CorreiaAydine Correia
Substitution83
20
DyulgerovAleksandar Dyulgerov
18
DragovićNenad Dragović

Coach

Aian Sadakov (BUL) Reinhold Breu (GER)

Referee

Levan Kvaratskhelia (GEO)

Assistant referees

Mamuka Elikashvili (GEO), Guram Chigogidze (GEO)

Fourth official

Georgi Vadachkoria (GEO)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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