Bulgaria’s under-19 national team suffered a 1-2 defeat in their last Group 3 match of the Euro 2024 qualifiers and unfortunately dropped out of the competition. Having recorded goalless draws against the strong teams of Serbia and Scotland, Yordan Petkov’s players recorded a shocking reverse against Andorra today, with which they lost any chance of progressing.
Bulgaria established pressure at the start of the match in Albena, but managed to take the lead only at the end of the first half, when Martin Georgiev’s cross found the opponent’s net. The second half started extremely unpleasantly for the “lion cubs” after Kristian Balov received a red card, and immediately after that Andorra managed to equalize. In the 65th minute, Molins scored a second goal for the opponent after taking a corner kick, and in a reduced squad, our boys never managed to reach at least a draw until the end of the match.
The composition of Bulgaria: 1. Alex Bozhev, 3. Mihail Tsonev (46 – 15. Kristiyan Balov), 5. Rosen Marinov, 6. Martin Georgiev, 7. Zahari Atanasov, 14. Damyan Yordanov (46 – 21. Alexander Alexandrov; 67 – 19. Petar Kirev), 8. Antoine Stoyanov (79 – 16. Nejib Hadja), 18. Chung Nguyen Do, 11. Borislav Marinov (67 – 17. Christian Grozdanov), 9. Preslav Bachev, 22. Stefan Traikov.
Breeder: Jordan Petkov.