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

Match statistics

BulgariaKazakhstan

Goals scored3
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts13
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners10
 
5
Fouls committed13
 
12

Matches

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.

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Last updated: 04/09/09 19.15CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

12Mario Kirev (GK)18Nikita Kalmykov (GK)
3Dani Kiki
Substitution78'
2Zakhar Korobov
Substitution81'
5Milcho Georgiev Makendzhiev3Anton Moltussinov
Substitution37'
6Pavel Vidanov5Alexandr Shkot
7Lachezar Baltanov (C)
Goal64'
Goal90+4'
6Maxim Semyonov
8Marian Ognyanov7Pavel Shabalin
Yellow Card42'
10Galin Ivanov
Yellow Card15'
Substitution46'
8Marat Shakhmetov (C)
14Ivan Tsachev9Sergey Shaff
15Filip Filipov
Yellow Card22'
11Yerzat Kenbaev
19Alexandar Tonev
Goal57'
Substitution90+1'
12Damir Dautov
Substitution50'
21Vasil Bojikov17Bakyt Abuov
Yellow Card38'

Substitutes

1Petar Denchev (GK)22Ildar Shaikheslamov (GK)
9Atanas Apostolov4Talgat Adyrbekov
Substitution37'
13Tsvetomir Panov15Aslan Darabayev
Substitution50'
17Victor Petakov
Substitution46'
16Khassan Abdukarimov
18Strahil Popov
Substitution90+1'
20Timur Dosmagambetov
20Dilyan Kolev
Substitution78'
21Vyacheslav Serdyukov
22Todor Kolev23Dmitri 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)

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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