Stadion Letná - Prague 16/10/2012 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Czech Republic - Bulgaria
0-0
 

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Bulgaria draw Czech Republic sting

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.24CET
Czech Republic 0-0 Bulgaria
A flurry of chances fell the home side's way late on, but a goalless draw was reward for a decent defensive display from the visitors.
by Ondřej Zlámal
from Letná Stadium
Bulgaria draw Czech Republic sting
Bulgaria's Svetoslav Dyakov challenges the Czech Republic's František Rajtoral ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Czech Republic
Bulgaria

0

Goals scored

0

14

Total attempts

9

6

Attempts on target

1

3

off target

6

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

4

3

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

17

16

Fouls suffered

18

Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1Čech (GK) (C)13Mihaylov (GK)
2Gebre Selassie
83
2Manolev
3Kadlec4Zanev
42
6Sivok5Bodurov
8Limberský6Y. Minev
77
9Rezek
80
9Popov (C)
75
12Rajtoral
58
15Ivanov
70
13Plašil17G. Milanov
17Hübschman18Gadzhev
61
19Jiráček21Dyakov
17
20Pekhart
58
22G. Iliev
26

Substitutes

16Laštůvka (GK)1Kolev (GK)
23Drobný (GK)3Venkov
4Suchý7I. Stoyanov
5Hubník8Sarmov
7Hušbauer10Bozhinov
61
11Petržela11Rangelov
18Vydra
58
12A. Aleksandrov
21Lafata
80
14Zlatinski
22Darida
58
16I. Milanov
42
19Micanski
20Tonev
75
23Velev

Coaches

Michal Bílek (CZE) Luboslav Penev (BUL)

Referee

Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.24CET

Bulgaria draw Czech Republic sting

Czech Republic 0-0 Bulgaria
A flurry of chances fell the home side's way late on, but a goalless draw was reward for a decent defensive display from the visitors.

Section leaders Italy were the real winners as the sides placed second and third in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B drew a blank in Prague.

With the Czech Republic and Bulgaria both electing to play on the counterattack, set pieces were to provide the only tangible danger in the first half. Tomáš Sivok headed over from one Jaroslav Plašil corner, with Petr Jiráček nodding wide from another before the visitors created a scare in first-half added time, Nikolay Bodurov heading centimetres off target from a Georgi Iliev free-kick.

Luboslav Penev's Bulgaria stuck to the script after the interval, hoping to catch their hosts on the break – something they almost did on 69 minutes when Georgi Milanov got his head to a Stanislav Manolev ball from the right but could not steer it inside the post.

The Czechs responded and substitute Vladimír Darida's rising shot from distance drew a decent save from Nikolay Mihaylov. Eight minutes from time, Plašil's ball sent Matěj Vydra scampering into the box, yet while he rounded the goalkeeper, Yordan Minev got back to clear his effort off the line. Michal Bílek's men might also have won it in stoppage time, but after Jiráček chested down Darida's pass, Mihaylov rebuffed his attempt on the half volley.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.06CET

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