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Kirilov ensures Bulgaria bow out on high

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 21.45CET
Luxembourg 1-3 Bulgaria
Radoslav Kirilov shone with two second-half goals as Bulgaria came from behind to clinch third place in Group 10 and leave their hosts without a point.
by Giovanni de Paola
from Centre Sportif du Deich
Kirilov ensures Bulgaria bow out on high
Christophe De Sousa tries to stop Bulgaria danger man Radoslav Kirilov ©gerryschmit.com
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 21.45CET

Kirilov ensures Bulgaria bow out on high

Luxembourg 1-3 Bulgaria
Radoslav Kirilov shone with two second-half goals as Bulgaria came from behind to clinch third place in Group 10 and leave their hosts without a point.

Bulgaria completed their Group 10 programme by clinching third place with a 3-1 win in Luxembourg.

Mihail Madanski's team responded to Goncalo Almeida's second-minute opening strike by equalising through Ivaylo Chochev ten minutes later and then won the game thanks to two second-half goals by Radoslav Kirilov. Bulgaria's victory left them with 12 points from their eight fixtures, one shy of second-placed Scotland, while also ensuring that Luxembourg finished as one of three teams without a single point alongside Andorra and Liechtenstein.

It had looked like Luxembourg might claim something when Almeida profited from Aydine Correia's fine ball from the left, but a mistake by home goalkeeper Philippe Hahm allowed Ivaylo Chochev to score from Kirilov's cross. David Turpel should have added at least one goal to Luxembourg's tally but missed a close-range header before the break, then fired wide when clean through in the 68th minute.

By then Luxembourg were trailing to Kirilov's first goal three minutes after the restart, Bulgaria's No9 delivering a fine individual strike as he took the ball past Tom Siebenaler and David Veiga before beating Hahm. Then, moments after Turpel's second miss, Kirilov made sure of the points with his second goal. By the end only the post stopped him capping a fine evening with a hat-trick strike.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.21CET

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Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
HahmPhilippe Hahm (GK)
12
KunchevStefano Kunchev (GK)
2
C. De SousaChristophe De Sousa
4
DrenovichkiAtanas Drenovichki
3
HessPit Hess
5
TerzievGeorgi Terziev
4
BernardBilly Bernard
6
TsvetkovAleksandar Tsvetkov (C)
5
SiebenalerTom Siebenaler (C)
7
KostadinovGeorgi Kostadinov
6
SkrijeljAdmir Skrijelj
8
ValchanovIvan Valchanov
Substitution74
8
DragovićNenad Dragović
Substitution46
9
KirilovRadoslav Kirilov
Goal48
Goal69
Yellow Card83
Substitution85
9
TurpelDavid Turpel
10
KarachanakovAnton Karachanakov
Substitution60
10
Goncalo AlmeidaGoncalo Almeida
Goal2
Yellow Card88
14
P. DimovPlamen Dimov
11
AlunniAlessandro Alunni
Yellow Card37
Substitution67
16
PashovGeorgi Pashov
14
CorreiaAydine Correia
Substitution54
17
ChochevIvaylo Chochev
Goal12

Substitutes

12
MensterLex Menster (GK)
1
Ivaylo VasilevIvaylo Vasilev (GK)
7
TexeiraSergio Texeira
Substitution67
2
AngelovYanko Angelov
Substitution74
13
VeigaDavid Veiga
Substitution46
Yellow Card47
3
GranchovAngel Granchov
15
HoltzKevin Holtz
Substitution54
11
AtanasovPetar Atanasov
Substitution60
16
SiebenalerPit Siebenaler
13
DechevMartin Dechev
17
MuhićEdis Muhić
15
PetkovZhivko Petkov
18
Ricardo DelgadoRicardo Delgado
18
KostovStanislav Kostov
Substitution85

Coach

Reinhold Breu (GER) Mihail Madanski (BUL)

Referee

Michael Tykgaard (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Hummelgaard (DEN), Jakob Bille (DEN)

Fourth official

Jens Maae (DEN)

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