Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - Sofia 15/10/2013 - 20:15CET (21:15 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Bulgaria - Czech Republic
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Czech Republic end on high with Bulgaria scalp

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 23.29CET
Bulgaria 0-1 Czech Republic
The visitors came third in Group B after Bořek Dočkal got the winner in Sofia to curtail any hopes Luboslav Penev's men had of a play-off place.
by Stoyan Georgiev
Czech Republic end on high with Bulgaria scalp
Bořek Dočkal is congratulated after getting the winner in Sofia ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Bulgaria
Czech Republic

0

Goals scored

1

7

Total attempts

5

4

Attempts on target

2

2

off target

3

4

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

1

7

Corners

4

6

Offsides

7

5

Yellow cards

2

1

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

14

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 11:44 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 23.29CET

Czech Republic end on high with Bulgaria scalp

Bulgaria 0-1 Czech Republic
The visitors came third in Group B after Bořek Dočkal got the winner in Sofia to curtail any hopes Luboslav Penev's men had of a play-off place.

The Czech Republic finished their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group B campaign on a high, beating Bulgaria in Sofia to come third in the section.

Bulgaria had begun the day second in the standings with hopes of a play-off place, but Bořek Dočkal's second-half goal was enough for an away win. Petar Zanev saw red for Luboslav Penev's men, leaving them with too much to do, and they wound up in fourth position behind Italy, Denmark and their Czech conquerors.

Needing goals to maintain their finals dream, Bulgaria opted for an offensive lineup with forward Ventsislav Hristov thrown in for a first start to add extra weight in attack. However, it was Josef Pesice's team who showed more threat as Libor Kozák drove over before Bulgarian keeper Vladislav Stoyanov was forced to deny Petr Jiráček at point-blank range. Kozák also struck a post with a header just before the midway point.

Things looked more promising for the home side in the second period as Dimitar Rangelov's effort was kept out by Petr Čech. Yet in the 52nd minute Dočkal's low shot from 25 metres found a way past Stoyanov after a swift counter. There would be no way back for Bulgaria and Zanev received a second yellow card on 76 minutes, enabling the Czechs to see out the victory and move above their hosts in the final reckoning.

Last updated: 08/05/14 2.35CET

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