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Nedelev inspires Bulgaria to Andorra win

Published: Saturday 1 June 2013, 20.40CET
Bulgaria 3-0 Andorra 
Goals from Todor Nedelev, Zhivko Petkov and Ivaylo Chochev gave the hosts a perfect start to their 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.
by Stoyan Georgiev
 

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Published: Saturday 1 June 2013, 20.40CET

Nedelev inspires Bulgaria to Andorra win

Bulgaria 3-0 Andorra 
Goals from Todor Nedelev, Zhivko Petkov and Ivaylo Chochev gave the hosts a perfect start to their 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.

Bulgaria made an impressive start to UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2015 qualifying Group 2 by sweeping aside Andorra 3-0 in Lovech.

After a subdued opening 15 minutes, the match came to life when Bozhidar Vasev picked out Todor Nedelev on the edge of the penalty area. The PFC Botev Plovdiv midfielder brought the ball under control with his chest, before sending a magnificent first-time volley beyond visiting goalkeeper Daniel Vinardell. Zhivko Petkov added a second on the stroke of half-time and Ivaylo Chochev's header made sure of the points.

"Obviously it is a good start. It is a new chapter and we still have a lot of work to do," said Bulgaria coach Mihail Madanski, whose team join Russia at the section summit. "We play Andorra again on Wednesday and we should not underestimate them. The road is long and we need to remain completely focused."

Last updated: 05/06/15 11.48CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Andorra

Andorra

1
EvtimovDimitar Evtimov (GK)
1
VinardellDaniel Vinardell (GK)
3
GeorgievAsen Georgiev
Substitution86
3
M. San NicolásMoisés San Nicolás
Yellow Card56
4
VasevBozhidar Vasev
Substitution58
4
FerreiraJonathan Ferreira
5
TerzievGeorgi Terziev (C)
6
BousenineWalid Bousenine
8
NedelevTodor Nedelev
Goal19
7
L. San NicolasLuigi San Nicolas
Substitution67
9
PetkovZhivko Petkov
Goal45
8
X. VieiraXavier Vieira (C)
10
KirilovRadoslav Kirilov
9
GuevaraAlvaro Guevara
Substitution88
11
ChochevIvaylo Chochev
Goal50
10
PousaCristopher Pousa
Yellow Card76
14
GoranovIvan Goranov
15
BuenoVictor Bueno
Substitution54
15
BizhevVillyan Bizhev
Substitution65
17
AlvesLeonel Alves
16
NedyalkovAnton Nedyalkov
21
RubioJesus Rubio
Yellow Card31

Substitutes

12
ValkovDiyan Valkov (GK)
13
Joel GarciaJoel Garcia (GK)
2
MuninIliya Munin
5
RebésMarc Rebés
Substitution54
7
KolevAleksandar Kolev
Substitution65
11
BertranSebastià Bertran
Substitution88
13
VelkovStefan Velkov
Substitution86
19
PereiraAitor Pereira
17
PochanskiErik Pochanski
Substitution58
20
CharruaAderito Charrua
19
RainovMartin Rainov
22
CrespoSergi Crespo
20
KapitanovIliyan Kapitanov
23
GomesCarlos Gomes
Substitution67

Coach

Mihail Madanski (BUL) Justo Ruiz (AND)

Referee

Johnny Casanova (SMR)

Assistant referees

Massimo Zanotti (SMR), Andrea Guidi (SMR)

Fourth official

Leonardo Guidi (SMR)

Legend:

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