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Estonia and Bulgaria share the spoils

Published: Wednesday 3 September 2014, 21.10CET
Estonia 2-2 Bulgaria
Both sides ended with ten men as Tsvetelin Chunchukov salvaged a Group 2 point for the visitors in Tallinn.
by Viktor Solts
from Lilleküla Stadium
Estonia and Bulgaria share the spoils
Hannes Anier scores a penalty for Estonia ©EJL

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Published: Wednesday 3 September 2014, 21.10CET

Estonia and Bulgaria share the spoils

Estonia 2-2 Bulgaria
Both sides ended with ten men as Tsvetelin Chunchukov salvaged a Group 2 point for the visitors in Tallinn.

Estonia remain locked together with Bulgaria in Group 2 after Tsvetelin Chunchukov's goal rescued a point for the visitors as both teams ended with ten men.

With play-off hopes already gone for both, pride was at stake and it was Bulgaria who went ahead after eight minutes through captain Aleksandar Kolev. Madis Vihmann and Hannes Anier's penalty turned the game around for the hosts before Chunchukov made it 2-2 with 11 minutes to go.

A great run down the left and curling shot put Pavel Panov's side ahead early in an entertaining first period which saw home keeper Marko Meerits and opposite number Anatoli Gospodinov make important saves. The equaliser did not arrive until the 49th minute when Vihmann converted a corner and Estonia were ahead shortly after when Anier converted from the spot after Plamen Galabov was dismissed for bringing the midfielder down in the area.

Against the odds the ten men achieved parity on 79 minutes as Chunchukov finished following a slaloming run from the right flank. There was late drama as Radoslav Tsonev struck the bar for Bulgaria and Brent Lepistu was sent off for the hosts, but the game ended all square.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
MeeritsMarko Meerits (GK) (C)
Yellow Card90
1
GospodinovAnatoli Gospodinov (GK)
2
MöölKarl Mööl
3
NedyalkovAnton Nedyalkov
Yellow Card90
4
AvilovVladimir Avilov
Yellow Card84
4
VasevBozhidar Vasev
Substitution78
5
ElhiTrevor Elhi
5
GalabovPlamen Galabov
Red Card64
6
LepistuBrent Lepistu
Red Card90
7
KolevAleksandar Kolev (C)
Goal8
7
GussevMaksim Gussev
Yellow Card37
Substitution75
9
ChunchukovTsvetelin Chunchukov
Goal79
Substitution87
8
RaudseppAndreas Raudsepp
Yellow Card43
14
GoranovIvan Goranov
Yellow Card19
11
LiivakFrank Liivak
Substitution86
17
KarachanakovAnton Karachanakov
Substitution69
14
AnierHannes Anier
Goal65
Yellow Card67
Substitution82
18
MalinovKristiyan Malinov
Yellow Card80
15
VihmannMadis Vihmann
Goal49
19
VasilevAleksandar Vasilev
17
LuigendKarl-Eerik Luigend
21
TsonevRadoslav Tsonev

Substitutes

12
AlandRichard Aland (GK)
12
LyubenovAleksandar Lyubenov (GK)
9
LorenzJürgen Lorenz
6
HubchevHristofor Hubchev
10
KirssRobert Kirss
Substitution82
8
KolevNikola Kolev
Substitution69
13
MarinPavel Marin
Substitution75
10
RasimBekir Rasim
16
AloeKevin Aloe
15
MarinLazar Marin
18
AinsaluMihkel Ainsalu
20
StanoevKrasimir Stanoev
Substitution87
22
JunolainenErkki Junolainen
Substitution86
22
DryanovStanislav Dryanov
Substitution78

Coach

Martin Reim (EST) Pavel Panov (BUL)

Referee

Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)

Assistant referees

John Bryn Roberts (WAL), Michael Gray (WAL)

Fourth official

Iwan Arwel Griffith (WAL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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