Bulgaria U21 started with a loss its EURO 2019 qualifying campaign
BULGARIA U21 – LUXEMBOURG U21 0:1
0:1 Tinelli (90)
Bulgaria: Vassilev, Genchev (60-K. Krastev), Hristov, Velkov, Lyaskov, Yusein, Kostadinov, Ivaylov (46-Karabelyov), Dimitrov, Georgiev (76-Vasilev), T. Yordanov
Coach: Antoni Zdravkov
Luxembourg: Ewert (C), Brandenburger, Barreiro Martins, Bohnert, Duriatti (79-Bjelic), Muratovic, Prudhomme (73-Tinelli), Ricardo Pinto (90-Mersch), Matias Marques, Da Graca Dias
Coach: Claude Campos
Referee: Bojan Nikolic (SRB)
Stadium: “Trace Arena”, Stara Zagora
Bulgaria U21 national team recorded a 0-1 defeat against Luxembourg in its first qualifying match for UERO 2019 in Group 9. The substitute Tinelli scored the only goal in the last minute of the game after a long shot and a ricochet from a Bulgarian defender.
There were a few goalscoring opportunities for both teams during the first part. Serkan Yusein could have opened the scoring for Bulgaria, but his header was saved by Ewert. Bohnert missed the biggest chance for Luxembourg when he was left one-on-one with Vasilev, but the goalie saved his shot.
During the second half the pace dropped and there were no goalscoring chances in front of both goals. In the 90th minute, Tinelli tried a shot outside the penalty area and after a ricochet of a Bulgarian defender the ball hit the bar and entered the net.
Bulgaria`s next game is against Kazakhstan. The match will be played on 6th of October at “Trace Arena” stadium in Stara Zagora.
The next match of the young "lions" is on 6 October against Kazashthans again at the Trace Arena in Stara Zagora. Today's rival has already played three games in the group, with today's success for the team. Previously, Luxembourg lost to Kazakhstan and Slovenia.
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