Bulgaria Repeats Its World Cup 2014 Qualification Performance Against Italy

Sports | March 29, 2015, Sunday // 01:07|  views

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Bulgaria repeated its World Cup 2014 qualification performance against Italy in matchday 5 of the EURO 2016 qualification Group H on Saturday.

Italy was 1-0 in the lead, but Bulgaria managed to make a 2-1 comeback, which eventually ended 2-2.

Thus, Bulgaria repeated its performance against Italy, which the team achieved in the qualifications for World Cup 2014, when the two teams similarly drew 2-2 in Sofia.

The Bulgarians were 0-1 down after an own goal by defender Yordan Minev in the 4th minute, but managed to make a quick comeback several minutes later.

First, former captain Ivelin Popov (11th minute) and Iliyan Mitsanski (17th minute) contributed for Bulgaria’s comeback.

Bulgaria maintained the lead until the 84th minute, when Italy’s Eder Martins restored the score.

Thus, Bulgaria retained its fourth position in Group H with five points, behind Croatia (13), Italy (11) and Norway with 9 points.

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Tags: world cup, qualification, Euro 2016, Italy, football, Bulgaria


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