The U19`s won their last friendly before the Elite Round
Bulgaria U19 has won 1:0 in a friendly game against Cyprus U19 in Sofia.
This was the last test for both teams before their participation in the Elite qualifying round for EURO 2017. Bulgaria will face France, Israel and Bosna and Herzegovina.
Right before the start the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus in Bulgaria, Mr. Stavros Avgustidis who attended the game, received our national team shirt as a special gift from Technical Director of BFU Pavel Panov and on behalf of President Borislav Mihaylov.
The match has began with a huge chance for Cyprus, but the hosts goalkeeper Daniel Naumov saved right before the goal line.
Until the middle of the first half the game was pretty equal, but Angel Stoykov`s players have increased the ball control in the next minutes till the break. In the next few minutes Tonislav Jordanov and Georgi Rusev both did not find the target after a good efforts.
In the 35th minute Bulgaria opened the score, after Georgi Rusev sent a brilliant ball to Kaloyan Krastev who has found the back of the net with a perfect header.
In the second part Bulgaria continue to be active and created some good chances, but didn’t scored a second goal. At the very last minute Cyprus almost scored but Naumov has made another fantastic save.
Bulgaria U19: 1. Daniel Naumov Captain, 18. Marian Dimitrov (Assen Chandarov) 5. Peter Genchev (Andrea Christ) 15. Petko Hristov (Vassil Dobrev) 4. Angel Lyaskov 8. Georgi Yanev (Stephen Slavkov) 7. Ivaylo Naydenov 10. Georgi Rusev (Paul Golovodov) 13. Ivan Tilev (Ivaylo Klimentov) 9. Tonislav Yordanov, 16 Kaloyan Krastev (Svetoslav Kovachev);
Head Coach: Angel Stoykov
Cyprus U19: 1. Janis Michael, 2. Sean Ioannou, Costas Pileas 3, 4. Christ Kallis, 5. Panagiotis Artimatas - captain Marios Andreou 6. 8. Mihailis Sharampolu 10. Andreas Neofitou 11. Nicholas Matiu, 17. Sotiris Fiakas, 18. Leonidas Kiryaku
Head Coach: Neophytos Larku
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov
Department "Public Relations and Media"