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Bulgaria miss chance to go top

Published: Tuesday 15 November 2011, 18.45CET
Bulgaria 1-1 Austria
Bulgaria slipped to third in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying group 10 after Christopher Dibon's goal earned the visitors a 1-1 draw in Lovech.
Bulgaria miss chance to go top
Action from the 1-1 draw between Bulgaria and Austria ©Stoyan Georgiev
Published: Tuesday 15 November 2011, 18.45CET

Bulgaria miss chance to go top

Bulgaria 1-1 Austria
Bulgaria slipped to third in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying group 10 after Christopher Dibon's goal earned the visitors a 1-1 draw in Lovech.

Bulgaria missed a chance to go top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10 after a 1-1 draw against Austria in Lovech. 

Alexandar Tonev’s stunning long-range effort put the hosts into an early lead, but captain Christopher Dibon headed in with 12 minutes left to rescue a point for Austria. Mihail Madanski's Bulgaria now have eight points from five games and are third in the table trailing the Netherlands by one point.

The hosts took the lead after just 12 minutes. Alexandar Tonev made a quick break and, with a 30-metre strike, gave Austria goalkeeper Samuel Radlinger no chance. 

Andreas Herzog's men started the second half better and came close to equalising as Deni Alar's shot went narrowly wide. As the half wore on, however, Bulgaria could have put the game beyond their opponents' reach. A save from Radlinger prevented Tonev from doubling his tally, and he then kept out a Radoslav Kirilov strike on 76 minutes.

Stung into action, the visitors got their equaliser two minutes later, as Dibon rose above the Bulgarian defence to head in Raphael Holzhauser’s free-kick and salvage a point.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.21CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Austria

Austria

12
KunchevStefano Kunchev (GK)
1
RadlingerSamuel Radlinger (GK)
3
KolevRosen Kolev
3
DilaverEmir Dilaver
5
TerzievGeorgi Terziev
5
SchimpelsbergerMichael Schimpelsberger
6
TsvetkovAleksandar Tsvetkov (C)
7
RoyerDaniel Royer
9
BaldzhiskiBorislav Baldzhiski
Substitution88
8
HolzhauserRaphael Holzhauser
10
TonevAlexandar Tonev
Goal12
Yellow Card60
9
WeimannAndreas Weimann
11
KirilovRadoslav Kirilov
10
AlarDeni Alar
Substitution58
14
P. DimovPlamen Dimov
Yellow Card90+3
12
HartFlorian Hart
16
PashovGeorgi Pashov
17
DibonChristopher Dibon (C)
Goal78
18
I. MilanovIlia Milanov
18
TeiglGeorg Teigl
Substitution79
20
VasilevRadoslav Vasilev
Substitution56
19
FarkasPatrick Farkas
Yellow Card59
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
Ivaylo VasilevIvaylo Vasilev (GK)
21
SiebenhandlJörg Siebenhandl (GK)
4
DrenovichkiAtanas Drenovichki
6
HopferThomas Hopfer
8
KostadinovTomi Kostadinov
11
ElsnegDieter Elsneg
Substitution58
13
AyasSamir Ayas
Substitution56
14
TadićDario Tadić
Substitution79
15
DyulgerovAleksandar Dyulgerov
15
SchwabStefan Schwab
19
Ivelin VasilevIvelin Vasilev
Substitution88
16
ZwierschitzStephan Zwierschitz
20
SchützDaniel Schütz
Substitution72
Yellow Card90+3

Coach

Mihail Madanski (BUL) Andreas Herzog (AUT)

Referee

Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR)

Fourth official

Süleyman Abay (TUR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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