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BulgariaBulgariaNatsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski - SofiaSunday 28 March 2021
20.45CET (21.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 2
ItalyItaly
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2015QR (GS)Italy - Bulgaria1-0
PalermoDe Rossi 6 (P)
28/03/2015QR (GS)Bulgaria - Italy2-2SofiaPopov 11, Mitsanski 17; Minev 4 (og), Éder 84
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2013QR (GS)Italy - Bulgaria1-0
PalermoGilardino 38
07/09/2012QR (GS)Bulgaria - Italy2-2SofiaManolev 30, Milanov 66; Osvaldo 36, 40
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Italy - Bulgaria2-0
TurinGrosso 11, Iaquinta 40
11/10/2008QR (GS)Bulgaria - Italy0-0Sofia
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/06/2004GS-FTItaly - Bulgaria2-1
GuimaraesPerrotta 48, Cassano 90+4; M.Petrov 45 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/07/1994SFBulgaria - Italy1-2
New JerseyStoichkov 44; R. Baggio 21, 25
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
31/05/1986GS-FTBulgaria - Italy1-1MexicoSirakov 85; Altobelli 43
1968 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/04/1968QFItaly - Bulgaria2-0
agg: 4-3
NaplesPrati 14, Domenghini 55
06/04/1968QFBulgaria - Italy3-2
SofiaKotkov 11 (P), Dermendzhiev 66, Zhekov 73; Penev 60 (og), Prati 83
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Bulgaria3030300351132229111739
Italy3300303053112211923917

Last updated 31/03/2021 10:41CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Bulgaria - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Plamen Iliev30/11/199129Ludogorets - 1000
-Daniel Naumov29/03/199822FC CSKA 1948 Sofia - 0000
-Ivan Karadzhov12/07/198931Arda - 0000
Defenders
-Petar Zanev18/10/198535CSKA-Sofia - 1000
-Vasil Bozhikov02/06/198832Slovan Bratislava - 1000
-Petko Hristov01/03/199922Pro Vercelli - 0000
-Cicinho26/12/198832Ludogorets*1000
-Valentin Antov09/11/200020Bologna - 0000
Midfielders
-Dimitar Iliev25/09/198832Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 1000
-Daniel Dimov21/01/198932Cherno More - 1000
-Momchil Tsvetanov03/12/199030Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 1000
-Ivaylo Chochev18/02/199328FC CSKA 1948 Sofia - 1000
-Martin Rainov25/04/199228Levski - 0000
-Kristiyan Malinov30/03/199426Leuven - 1000
-Georgi Kostadinov07/09/199030Arsenal Tula - 1000
-Antonio Vutov06/06/199624Mezőkövesd - 0000
-Petar Vitanov10/03/199526Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 0000
-Ilian Iliev20/08/199921Cherno More - 1000
-Georgi Yomov06/07/199723CSKA-Sofia - 1000
-Birsent Karagaren06/12/199228Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 0000
Forwards
-Spas Delev22/09/198931Arda - 1000
-Andrej Galabinov27/11/198832Spezia - 0000
-Atanas Iliev09/10/199426Botev Plovdiv - 1000
Coach
-Yasen Petrov23/06/196852 - 1000
Italy - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198734Torino - 0000
-Alex Meret22/03/199724Napoli - 0000
-Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199922Milan - 1000
Defenders
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198733Juventus - 1000
-Leonardo Spinazzola25/03/199328Roma - 1000
-Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199130Paris - 1000
-Francesco Acerbi10/02/198833Lazio - 0000
-Giovanni Di Lorenzo04/08/199327Napoli - 0000
-Gianluca Mancini17/04/199624Roma - 0000
-Alessandro Bastoni13/04/199921Internazionale - 0000
-Emerson03/08/199426Chelsea - 1000
Midfielders
-Marco Verratti05/11/199228Paris - 1000
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199427Juventus - 0000
-Vincenzo Grifo07/04/199327Freiburg - 1000
-Nicolò Barella07/02/199724Internazionale - 1000
-Manuel Locatelli08/01/199823Sassuolo - 1000
-Lorenzo Pellegrini19/06/199624Roma - 1000
-Stefano Sensi05/08/199525Internazionale - 0000
-Matteo Pessina21/04/199723Atalanta - 1000
Forwards
-Ciro Immobile20/02/199031Lazio - 1100
-Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199129Napoli - 1000
-Andrea Belotti20/12/199327Torino - 0000
-Federico Chiesa25/10/199723Juventus - 1000
Coach
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196456 - 1000

Last updated 28/03/2021 09:33CET

Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSlavko Vinčić (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesTomaž Klančnik (SVN) , Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
  • Fourth officialMatej Jug (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateMichal Mertinyak (SVK)
  • UEFA Referee observerIouri Baskakov (RUS)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Slavko Vinčić25/11/1979374

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
24/03/2017WCQRItalyAlbania2-0Palermo

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
08/05/2013U17GS-FTUkraineItaly1-2Nitra
06/11/2014UELGSAS Saint-ÉtienneFC Internazionale Milano1-1Saint-Etienne
15/09/2016UELGSPAOK FCACF Fiorentina0-0Salonika
24/03/2017WCQRItalyAlbania2-0Palermo
24/06/2017U21GS-FTItalyGermany1-0Krakow
27/06/2017U21SFSpainItaly3-1Krakow
22/02/2018UELR32SS LazioFCSB5-1Rome
14/02/2019UELR32SS LazioSevilla FC0-1Rome
12/03/2020UELR16FC Internazionale MilanoGetafe CF0-0Milan
01/10/2020UELPOFC Dinamo BrestPFC Ludogorets 19450-2Minsk
09/12/2020UCLGSFC Internazionale MilanoFC Shakhtar Donetsk0-0Milan
11/03/2021UELR16Manchester United FCAC Milan1-1Manchester

Last updated 26/03/2021 11:22CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bulgaria

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Switzerland1100313
    Italy1100203
    Bulgaria1001130
    Northern Ireland1001020
    Lithuania0000000
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Bulgaria 1-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Embolo 7, 0-2 Seferović 10, 0-3 Zuber 13, 1-3 Despodov 46
    Iliev, S. Popov, Zanev, Cicinho (72 Tsvetanov), Kostadinov, Despodov (48 Delev), D. Dimov, Bozhikov, Malinov (71 Chochev), Yomov (70 I. Iliev), Iliev (46 A. Iliev)
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Bulgaria-Italy
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Italy-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Bulgaria-Lithuania
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Lithuania-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Bulgaria-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Switzerland-Bulgaria

Italy

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Italy 2-0 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Berardi 14, 2-0 Immobile 38
    G. Donnarumma, Chiellini, Locatelli (84 Pessina), Verratti, Lorenzo Pellegrini (63 Barella), Insigne (84 Grifo), Berardi (75 Chiesa), Emerson (75 Spinazzola), Florenzi, Immobile, Bonucci
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Bulgaria-Italy
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Lithuania-Italy
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Italy-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Switzerland-Italy
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Italy-Lithuania
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    Italy-Switzerland
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Italy

Last updated 26/03/2021 10:25CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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