Goal and highlights: Bulgaria 1-0 Lithuania in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
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8:24 PM18 days ago

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1:54 PM18 days ago

The match ends!

With a goal by Ivaylo Chochev, and with a certain justice due to the way the match was played, Bulgaria defeated Lithuania 1-0, in the fifth matchday of the UEFA qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

After this result, the Bulgarians have five points and will play a friendly match against Georgia on Wednesday, while the Lithuanians are still without points and will face Italy next week, in the sixth matchday of the group stage.

1:46 PM18 days ago


Six minutes of stoppage time are added.
1:46 PM18 days ago


Fedor Cernych of Lithuania joins the list of those cautioned.
1:44 PM18 days ago


Last change for Lithuania: Linas Megelaitis is replaced by Linas Klimavicius.
1:44 PM18 days ago


Lithuania's Atanas Iliev is the second player to receive a yellow card.
1:43 PM18 days ago


After a challenge, Nikolay Mihaylov (substitute goalkeeper of Bulgaria) is sent off.
1:40 PM18 days ago


After a free kick from Kiril Despodov, Ivaylo Chochev headed home from inside the box to put the home side ahead.
1:40 PM18 days ago


Lithuania made their fourth move: Domantas Simkus came on for Vykintas Slivka.
1:36 PM18 days ago


Eligijus Jankauskas of Lithuania becomes the first player to receive a caution for a midfield foul.
1:34 PM18 days ago


Almost there! Dimitar Iliev's good reception and shot from a half-turn by the Lithuanian goalkeeper is saved by the Lithuanian keeper.
1:32 PM18 days ago


Bulgaria also makes another change: Spas Delev takes the place of Georgy Yomov.
1:31 PM18 days ago


Close! Great reaction by Ernestas Šetkus as he saved well to block Kiril Despodov's shot again. Once again, Bulgaria came close to scoring.
1:27 PM18 days ago


Lithuania makes another change: Donatas Kazlauskas comes out and Ovidijus Verbickas enters.
1:19 PM18 days ago


Bulgaria also changes its lineup for the first time in the match: Ivaylo Chochev and Dimitar Illiev replace Georgi Kostadinov and Todor Nedelev.
1:05 PM18 days ago


Lithuania makes its first change: Eligijus Jankauskas comes in for Edgaras Dubickas.
1:02 PM18 days ago

The second half is underway!

The match between Bulgaria and Lithuania restarts in Sofia.
12:47 PM18 days ago

The first half is over!

The Bulgarian national team has been far superior to Lithuania, but has not been able to generate too many dangerous plays to take the lead on the scoreboard.
12:46 PM18 days ago


One minute of stoppage time is added.
12:46 PM18 days ago


Lithuania has not reached the home goal; throughout the first half it has been a low block.
12:32 PM18 days ago


Ernestas Šetkus! The Lithuanian goalkeeper reacts and one-handedly blocks Kiril Despodov's shot. Bulgaria came very close to scoring.
12:28 PM18 days ago


Bulgaria continues to dominate the game, but also remains inaccurate in the final area of the pitch.
12:17 PM18 days ago


Close! Kristiyan Malinov's shot goes just over the visitors' goal. It was the first important warning for Bulgaria and the match.
12:10 PM18 days ago


At the moment, Bulgaria has possession of the ball, but is not yet able to generate any clear danger.
12:05 PM18 days ago

The match begins!

The teams of Bulgaria and Lithuania are already facing each other on the fifth day of the qualifiers.
12:00 PM18 days ago

First match

The Bulgarian and Lithuanian teams have no previous history against each other; this Sunday they will meet for the first time in a UEFA qualifier.
11:55 AM18 days ago

Lithuania: substitutes

T. Krapikas; L. Klimavicius, V. Gaspuitis, M. Dapkus, K. Uzela, E. Jankauskas, E. Gertmonas, D. Barauskas, V. Slavickas,O. Verbickas, D. Simkus and A. Tutyskinas.
11:50 AM18 days ago

Bulgaria: substitutes

D. Naumov; A. Hristov, B. Karagaren, S. Delev, R. Kirilov, D. Yankov, N. Mihaylov, V. Bozhikov, I. Chochev, D. Illiev, K. Krastev and I. Illiev.
11:45 AM18 days ago

Lithuania: confirmed lineup

E. Stekus (C), R. Baravykas, E. Utkus, B. Satkus, J. Lasickas, V. Slivka, L. Megelaitis, D. Kazlauskas, A. Novikoas, E. Dubickas and F. Cernych.
11:40 AM18 days ago

Bulgaria: confirmed lineup

G. Georgiev; I. Turitsov, P. Hristov, V. Antov, A. Nedyalkov, G. Kostadinov (C), K. Malinov, G. Yomov, T. Nedelev, K. Despodov and A. Illiev.
11:35 AM18 days ago

How are Bulgaria coming along?

Last Thursday, in their visit to the Artemio Franchi, the Bulgarians surprised and ended up holding Italy to a 1-1 draw; their goal was scored by Atanas Illiev.
11:30 AM18 days ago

Let's get started!

In just under an hour's time, the duel between Bulgaria and Lithuania will kick off, with both teams needing to win to avoid falling further behind in Group C of the UEFA qualifiers.
11:25 AM18 days ago

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11:20 AM18 days ago

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11:15 AM18 days ago

Lithuania: last lineup

E. Setkus; R. Baravykas, B. Satkus, E. Utkus, V. Slavickas, L. Megelaitis, O. Verbickas, A. Novikovas, F. Cernych, J. Lasickas and E. Dubickas.
11:10 AM18 days ago

Bulgaria: last lineup

G. Georgiev; A. Nedyalkov, V. Antov, P. Hristov, A. Hristov, D. Yankov, P. Vitanov, G. Kostadinov, K. Despodov, A. Illiev and G. Yomov.
11:05 AM18 days ago

Referees for the match Bulgaria vs Lithuania

The referee for this match will be John Beaton; Daniel McFarlane, first assistant; Alan Mulvanny, second row; Nicholas Walsh, fourth official; Peter Bankes, VAR; and Neil Davies, AVAR.
11:00 AM18 days ago

Lithuania looking for their first points

Meanwhile, the team coached by Tomas Ražanauskas has not had the desired participation; they are in last place in the sector, having lost all three matches they have played; they have one goal for and seven against.
(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)
10:55 AM18 days ago

Bulgaria, looking to climb up the rankings

The team coached by Yasen Petrov has not had good results; they are in fourth place in the group with only two points, after two draws and two defeats; they have scored two goals and conceded six.
(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)
10:50 AM18 days ago

Bulgaria and Lithuania in Group C

The Bulgarians and Lithuanians are in the third sector of the UEFA qualifiers, along with Italy, Switzerland and Northern Ireland. At the moment, the protagonists of this match occupy the last positions in the group.
10:45 AM18 days ago

Group stage of the UEFA qualifiers for Qatar 2022

This round, which is the first, consists of 10 matchdays; at the end, the leaders of the 10 sectors will secure their pass to next year's World Cup; on the other hand, the 10 runners-up will advance to the playoffs, a phase in which three more tickets to the World Cup will be in dispute.
10:40 AM18 days ago

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