• Todor Nedelev 53', 63'
2
Round 1
Finished
  • Conor Washington 35'
1
BGR
NIR
KO
  • GOAL! CONOR WASHINGTON GIVES NORTHERN IRELAND THE LEAD! 1-0! This is sure to go down as one of the most infamous goals of qualification for Qatar 2022 and no wonder. There is nothing wrong with the finish from the forward, wrestled home after Magennis saw a shot blocked - but the manner of the build-up will surely stoke fires.
    Northern Ireland
    Goal
    NIR - Conor Washington
    35'
HT
  • GOAL! TODOR NEDELEV LEVELS IT FOR BULGARIA! 1-1! That is a lovely finish from the hosts - though not without a stroke of luck. A deflected cross is brought to earth and pinballs into the path of the attacking midfielder, who turns and sweeps a low first-shot effort in towards the left post. Superb stuff!
    Bulgaria
    Goal
    BGR - Todor Nedelev
    53'
  • GOAL! TODOR NEDELEV WITH AN ABSOLUTE ROCKET FOR BULGARIA! 2-1! What a turnaround in the second half for the hosts! It's a double for the attacking midfielder, and he absolute lashes this one, cut back to him on the edge, beating Peacock-Farrell. World class, that finish!
    Bulgaria
    Goal
    BGR - Todor Nedelev
    63'
  • Northern Ireland make their first change now as Stuart Dallas replaces Josh Magennis.
    Northern Ireland
    Northern Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Josh Magennis
    Substitution - In0 - Stuart Dallas
    Northern Ireland
    Northern Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Conor Bradley
    Substitution - In0 - Jordan Jones
    67'
  • Ballard picks up a booking now for a shove on Despodov after the two went wrestling for a ball.
    Northern Ireland
    Yellow card
    NIR - Danny Ballard
    69'
  • Bulgaria make their second change as Kristiyan Malinov replaces Borislav Tsonev.
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Borislav Tsonev
    Substitution - In0 - Kristiyan Malinov
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Todor Nedelev
    Substitution - In0 - Dominik Yankov
    73'
  • Bulgaria make their fourth change with Kaloyan Krastev on for Atanas Iliev.
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Atanas Iliev
    Substitution - In - Kaloyan Krastev
    80'
  • Northern Ireland make their next change as Dion Charles replaces Conor Washington.
    Northern Ireland
    Northern Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Conor Washington
    Substitution - In32 - Dion Charles
    Northern Ireland
    Northern Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Danny Ballard
    Substitution - In0 - Niall McGinn
    82'
  • Dallas is booked for his part in that small fracas between both sides.
    Northern Ireland
    Yellow card
    NIR - Stuart Dallas
    88'
  • Malinov is also shown a yellow card for his part in the skirmish.
    Bulgaria
    Yellow card
    BGR - Kristiyan Malinov
    88'
  • Bulgaria eat up the clock with another change, with Kiril Despodov replaced by Vasil Bozhikov.
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Kiril Despodov
    Substitution - In0 - Vasil Bozhikov
    93'
FT
Bulgaria
Match stats
Northern Ireland
46%
Possession
54%
10
Shots
15
4
Shots (On goal)
6
10
Corners
5
5
Saves
2
16
Fouls
13

Line-ups

0
Ivan Karadzhov
0
Ivan Turitsov
0
Petko Hristov
0
Andrea Hristov
0
Dimitar Velkovski
0
Radoslav Tsonev
0
Ivaylo Chochev
0
Borislav Tsonev
0
Todor Nedelev
2x
0
Atanas Iliev
0
Kiril Despodov
Bulgaria
4-3-1-2
0
Bailey Peacock-Farrell
0
Conor Bradley
0
Danny Ballard
0
Craig Cathcart
0
Tom Flanagan
0
Shane Ferguson
0
Paddy McNair
0
Steven Davis
0
Jordan Thompson
0
Conor Washington
0
Josh Magennis
Northern Ireland
5-3-2

Team stats

Bulgaria

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Ivan Karadzhov
015
ForwardsGGASFCFW
93'
00232
Atanas Iliev
80'
00022
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
01202
73'
53',
63'
20310
Borislav Tsonev
73'
00031
45'
00012
DefendersGGASFCFW
Ivan Turitsov
00021
Dimitar Velkovski
00002
Petko Hristov
00010
Andrea Hristov
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
Ilian Iliev
45'(Radoslav Tsonev)
00000
Dominik Yankov
73'(Todor Nedelev)
00000
73'(Borislav Tsonev)
00020
Kaloyan Krastev
80'(Atanas Iliev)
00001
93'(Kiril Despodov)
00000
Dimitar Iliev
00000
00000
Birsent Karagaren
00000
00000
Petar Vitanov
00000
Svetoslav Vutsov
000--
Martin Lukov
000--

Northern Ireland

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
022
ForwardsGGASFCFW
82'
35'
10211
67'
00222
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00233
00001
00402
DefendersGGASFCFW
00001
00030
00100
Danny Ballard
82'
00023
Conor Bradley
67'
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
67'(Josh Magennis)
00010
67'(Conor Bradley)
00000
82'(Danny Ballard)
00000
82'(Conor Washington)
00001
Alfie McCalmont
00000
Ciaron Brown
00000
Paul Smyth
00000
00000
Liam Hughes
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Bulgaria
Match stats
Northern Ireland
46%
Possession
54%
10
Shots
15
4
Shots (On goal)
6
10
Corners
5
5
Saves
2
16
Fouls
13