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Grand finale for Malta

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.13CET
Malta 1-1 Bulgaria Malta's Group 8 campaign finished on a high note as Andre Schembri's goal earned them a draw against Bulgaria.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Malta
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.13CET

Grand finale for Malta

Malta 1-1 Bulgaria Malta's Group 8 campaign finished on a high note as Andre Schembri's goal earned them a draw against Bulgaria.

Mark Miller's Malta ended their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 8 campaign on a high note as they earned a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria.

Schembri leveller
Valeri Domovchiyski opened the scoring for the visitors after just 14 minutes, beating Maltese goalkeeper Reuben Gauci with a shot from Iliyan Mitsanki's corner but it took Malta just four minutes to find a reply as Marsaxlokk FC's Andre Schembri rattled the ball home from close range.

Good goalkeeping
The Bulgarians went close to taking the lead again just before the end of the first half when Domovchiyski went closer with a solo effort, and captain Dimitar Rangelov subsequently saw his header hit the crossbar with Gauci beaten. The Maltese goalkeeper then made a fine save to deny Domovchiyski in the second half.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.03CET

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Lineups

Malta

Malta

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

1
GauciReuben Gauci (GK)
Yellow Card54
12
E. PetrovEmil Petrov (GK)
2
A. MuscatAlex Muscat
20
MilanovZhivko Milanov
3
FaillaClayton Failla
Substitution89
3
OlegovAdriyan Olegov
4
R. BajadaRoderick Bajada
Substitution61
17
DyakovBogomil Dyakov
5
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
5
VergilovAnton Vergilov
Yellow Card74
6
SciberrasGareth Sciberras (C)
Yellow Card50
6
PalankovTodor Palankov
Substitution67
7
CiliaTrevor Cilia
14
MitsanskiIlian Mitsanski
Substitution57
8
AgiusAndrei Agius
8
B.HazurovBorislav Hazurov
Substitution76
9
SchembriAndré Schembri
Goal19
9
RangelovDimitar Rangelov (C)
10
FrendoCleavon Frendo
Substitution76
10
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
Goal14
11
P. FenechPaul Fenech
11
ZlatinskiHristo Zlatinski
Yellow Card32

Substitutes

12
CallejaChris Calleja (GK)
1
PirgovIlko Pirgov (GK)
13
AgiusEdmond Agius
18
KrumovPlamen Krumov
Substitution57
14
BartoloMatthew Bartolo
7
KostadinovStefan Kostadinov
15
FalzonDyson Falzon
Substitution61
15
DimitrovTodor Dimitrov
16
J. MifsudJosef Mifsud
Substitution89
16
AnevRadoslav Anev
Substitution67
17
GeraDean Gera
19
ZlatinovVladislav Zlatinov
18
BajadaShaun Bajada
Substitution76
13
SimovTodor Simov
Substitution76

Coach

Mark Miller (ENG) Petar Miladinov (BUL)

Referee

Gabriele Rossi (SMR)

Assistant referees

Marcello Busignani (SMR), Manuel Giusti (SMR)

Fourth official

Stefano Podeschi (SMR)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution