Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - Sofia 22/03/2013 - 17:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Bulgaria - Malta
6-0
 

Bulgaria - Malta 6-0 - 22/03/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Unbeaten Bulgaria overwhelm Malta

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 19.00CET
Unbeaten Bulgaria overwhelm Malta
Alexandar Tonev celebrates after scoring against Malta ©AFP/Getty Images

Alexander Tonev's first three international goals helped Bulgaria to a 6-0 demolition of Malta in Sofia.

With FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B leaders Italy not playing on Friday, Luboslav Penev's unbeaten men were aiming to close to within a point of the summit, and Tonev set them on their way inside six minutes. By the midway point of the second half he had completed his hat-trick, goals from Ivelin Popov, Emil Gargorov and Ivan Ivanov underlining Bulgaria's dominance.

Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Malta

Malta

13Mihaylov (GK)1Hogg (GK)
5Bodurov2Caruana
6Y. Minev
63
63
5Agius
56
9Popov (C)
47
6Dimech
14V. Minev8Briffa
15Ivanov
78
9M. Mifsud (C)
17G. Milanov11Failla
18Gadzhev
70
13Schembri
20Tonev
6
38
68
14P. Fenech
70
22G. Iliev15Herrera
23Gargorov
55
56
16R. Fenech

Substitutes

1Stoyanov (GK)12Haber (GK)
2Manolev3A. Muscat
3Zanev4Sciberras
4Vidanov7Bogdanovic
8Sarmov
70
10Cohen
10Bozhinov
56
17R. Camilleri
56
11Dimitrov
63
18R. Muscat
70
12Slavchev
16I. Milanov
19Micanski
21Zlatinski

Coaches

Luboslav Penev (BUL) Pietro Ghedin (ITA)

Referee

Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 15:33 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Bulgaria
Malta

6

Goals scored

0

15

Total attempts

0

8

Attempts on target

0

5

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

0

1

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

2

2

Fouls suffered

7

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    78
    Ivanov (Bulgaria) scores!
  • Substitution
    70
    R. Muscat (in) - P. Fenech (out) (Malta)
  • Substitution
    70
    Sarmov (in) - Gadzhev (out) (Bulgaria)
  • Goal
    68
    Tonev (Bulgaria) scores!

See also

  • Bulgaria

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Denmark, 26 March 2013, 1-1
  • Malta

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Italy, 26 March 2013, 0-2
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