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Baltanov ends Kazakhstan resistance

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET
Bulgaria 3-0 Kazakhstan
It was a case of third game lucky for Bulgaria as Lachezar Baltanov scored twice to earned them their first points in Group 6.
by Stoyan Georgiev
Baltanov ends Kazakhstan resistance
Bulgaria had lost their opening two games in the section ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET

Baltanov ends Kazakhstan resistance

Bulgaria 3-0 Kazakhstan
It was a case of third game lucky for Bulgaria as Lachezar Baltanov scored twice to earned them their first points in Group 6.

Lachezar Baltanov scored twice as Bulgaria earned their first points at the third time of asking by overcoming early Group 6 leaders Kazakhstan 3-0 at the Gradski Stadium in Lovech.

Tonev strike
The visitors remained resilient until two goals in six second-half minutes turned the game in the home side's favour. Alexandar Tonev broke the deadlock on 58 minutes and Baltanov struck his first shortly after to deflate Samvel Kostandyan's charges. Baltanov rounded off the victory in added time.

Kiki denied
The home side dominated the first half in terms of ball possession but spurned two good chances. First, forward Tonev was put through against goalkeeper Nikita Kalmykov in the eighth minute but shot wide, then midfielder Dani Kiki had a powerful shot midway through the half parried by the goalkeeper.

Vital change
Bulgaria coach Ivan Kolev introduced Viktor Petakov for Galin Ivanov and the change reaped its reward when the substitute crossed for Tonev to score. Bulgaria doubled their lead when Kiki's corner was headed in by unmarked captain Baltanov. The PFC Levski Sofia striker added his second at the death with a sublime free-kick to leave Kazakhstan on four points from as many games.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.15CET

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Lineups

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

12
KirevMario Kirev (GK)
18
KalmykovNikita Kalmykov (GK)
3
KikiDani Kiki
Substitution78
2
KorobovZakhar Korobov
Substitution81
5
MakendzhievMilcho Georgiev Makendzhiev
3
MoltussinovAnton Moltussinov
Substitution37
6
VidanovPavel Vidanov
5
ShkotAlexandr Shkot
7
BaltanovLachezar Baltanov (C)
Goal64
Goal90+4
6
SemyonovMaxim Semyonov
8
OgnyanovMarian Ognyanov
7
ShabalinPavel Shabalin
Yellow Card42
10
IvanovGalin Ivanov
Yellow Card15
Substitution46
8
ShakhmetovMarat Shakhmetov (C)
14
TsachevIvan Tsachev
9
ShaffSergey Shaff
15
FilipovFilip Filipov
Yellow Card22
11
KenbaevYerzat Kenbaev
19
TonevAlexandar Tonev
Goal57
Substitution90+1
12
DautovDamir Dautov
Substitution50
21
BozhikovVasil Bozhikov
17
AbuovBakyt Abuov
Yellow Card38

Substitutes

1
DenchevPetar Denchev (GK)
22
ShaikheslamovIldar Shaikheslamov (GK)
9
ApostolovAtanas Apostolov
4
AdyrbekovTalgat Adyrbekov
Substitution37
13
PanovTsvetomir Panov
15
DarabayevAslan Darabayev
Substitution50
17
PetakovVictor Petakov
Substitution46
16
AbdukarimovKhassan Abdukarimov
18
PopovStrahil Popov
Substitution90+1
20
DosmagambetovTimur Dosmagambetov
20
D. KolevDilyan Kolev
Substitution78
21
SerdyukovVyacheslav Serdyukov
22
T. KolevTodor Kolev
23
ShomkoDmitri Shomko
Substitution81

Coach

Ivan Kolev (BUL) Samvel Kostandyan (KAZ)

Referee

Sten Kaldma (EST)

Assistant referees

Hannes Reinvald (EST), Gunnar Nuuma (EST)

Fourth official

Kristo Tohver (EST)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution