Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - Sofia 11/09/2012 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Bulgaria - Armenia
1-0
 

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Manolev strike edges Bulgaria past Armenia

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.00CET
Manolev strike edges Bulgaria past Armenia
Stanislav Manolev is mobbed after scoring the winner against Armenia ©Getty Images

Stanislav Manolev's goal just before the interval secured three points for Bulgaria as their fine start to their FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B continued against Armenia.

After scoring the opener when the hosts held Italy on Friday, the PSV Eindhoven midfielder was at it again in Sofia, converting from close range on 43 minutes. The visitors saw Marcos Pizzelli and Gevorg Ghazaryan receive red cards in the second half, while Svetoslav Dyakov was dismissed for Luboslav Penev's men, who held on for victory.

Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Armenia

Armenia

13Mihaylov (GK)
73
1Berezovski (GK)
2Manolev
43
4Hovsepyan (C)
74
5Bodurov5Arzumanyan
6Y. Minev6Mkrtchyan
58
9Popov (C)
79
7Artur Edigaryan
61
76
14V. Minev10Ghazaryan
68
77
15Ivanov14Movsisyan
17G. Milanov
33
15Mkoyan
18Gadzhev
60
18Mkhitaryan
19Micanski
66
20Hayrapetyan
43
21Dyakov
42
73
23Özbiliz
54

Substitutes

1Stoyanov (GK)12Kasparov (GK)
12Kolev (GK)22Harutyunyan (GK)
3A. Aleksandrov2Alex
4Zanev3Yuspashyan
7I. Stoyanov8Pizzelli
54
73
8Sarmov
60
9K. Hovhannisyan
10Tonev11Sarkisov
76
11Rangelov
66
16V. Aleksanyan
16I. Milanov17Artak Edigaryan
43
56
20Genkov19Badoyan
22Galchev21Manoyan
23Gargorov
79
90+1

Coaches

Luboslav Penev (BUL) Vardan Minasyan (ARM)

Referee

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 15:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Bulgaria
Armenia

1

Goals scored

0

8

Total attempts

9

3

Attempts on target

2

4

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

4

4

Offsides

0

5

Yellow cards

5

1

Red Cards

2

19

Fouls committed

12

10

Fouls suffered

15

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Gargorov (Bulgaria) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    79
    Gargorov (in) - Popov (out) (Bulgaria)
  • Red Card
    77
    Ghazaryan (Armenia) is sent off.
  • Substitution
    76
    Sarkisov (in) - Artur Edigaryan (out) (Armenia)

See also

  • Bulgaria

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Denmark, 12 October 2012, 1-1
  • Armenia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Italy, 12 October 2012, 1-3
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