Montenegro battle back in Bulgaria

Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.45CET
Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
Lachezar Baltanov converted a penalty but had a second saved and Marko Djurović's volley ensured Montenegro secured a point.
by Stoyan Georgiev
Montenegro battle back in Bulgaria
PFC Levski Sofia's Lachezar Baltanov scored one penalty for Bulgaria but had another saved ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BulgariaMontenegro

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
6
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts7
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Fouls committed18
 
15

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Published: Saturday 10 October 2009, 2.45CET

Montenegro battle back in Bulgaria

Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
Lachezar Baltanov converted a penalty but had a second saved and Marko Djurović's volley ensured Montenegro secured a point.

Montenegro levelled 13 minutes from time to come away from Bulgaria with a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 point.

Point apiece
Lachezar Baltanov's penalty on 68 minutes had edged Bulgaria in front but the same player was to have a second spot-kick saved and Marko Djurović's strike ensured Montenegro moved on to four points from three games. That is the same tally as Bulgaria and Kazakhstan, however both have played five matches.

Bulgaria ahead
The first half was a midfield struggle but both coaches made attacking half-time changes. Striker Martin Toshev was introduced for Bulgaria and it was he that played through Momchil Tsvetanov to be fouled in the box by Žarko Tomašević for the spot-kick converted by Baltanov.

Equaliser
The Bulgaria captain quickly had another chance from the penalty spot, but Vlado Giljen saved after Baltanov himself was brought down. That gave Montenegro the momentum resulting in Djurović's diagonal volley past Mario Kirev. Bulgaria pressed hard late on but Montenegro held firm to leave both teams two points adrift of second-placed Sweden.

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Last updated: 10/10/09 18.50CET

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Lineup

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Montenegro

Montenegro

12Mario Kirev (GK)1Vlado Giljen (GK)
5Viktor Genev2Draško Božović (C)
7Lachezar Baltanov (C)
Yellow Card22'
Goal68'
Penalty73'
3Slobodan Lakićević
Yellow Card13'
8Marian Ognyanov4Ivan Kecojević
Yellow Card19'
9Spas Delev
Yellow Card83'
5Vuk Martinović
Substitution85'
10Pavel Vidanov
Substitution85'
7Marko Djurović
Goal77'
14Ivan Tsachev
Substitution46'
9Admir Adrović
Yellow Card60'
15Filip Filipov10Fatos Bećiraj
Yellow Card67'
Substitution68'
17Momchil Tsvetanov
Substitution75'
14Petar Grbić
Substitution46'
18Dilyan Kolev
Yellow Card45+1'
15Mijuško Bojović
20Todor Stoev17Žarko Tomašević
Yellow Card66'

Substitutes

1Mihail Aleksandrov Ivanov (GK)12Miloš Dragojević (GK)
2Vasil Bojikov6Bogdan Bogdanović
6Nikolay Dyulgerov8Milos Stevović
Substitution46'
11Victor Petakov
Substitution75'
11Stefan Nikolić
Substitution68'
13Martin Toshev
Substitution46'
13Darko Bulatović
16Pavel Petkov
Substitution85'
16Boris Bulajić
Substitution85'
Yellow Card90+2'
19Todor Kolev18Kristijan Krstović

Coach

Ivan Kolev (BUL) Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE)

Referee

Euan Norris (SCO)

Assistant referees

Gordon Middleton (SCO), John Gilmour (SCO)

Fourth official

John Mckendrick (SCO)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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