• Alan Browne 56'
  • Kevin Long 83'
  • James Collins 86'
3
Regular Season
Finished
  • Ivelin Popov 67' (pen.)
1
IRL
BGR
KO
HT
  • GOAL! Ireland break the deadlock though Browne! From a Bulgaria corner, Hogan wins the ball back and breaks away before passing to Hourihane on the left. The left-back tries a cross-turned-shot into Ivanov's near post which the keeper parries away, but only as far as Hogan, who is there again to back-heel across an empty goal and into Browne, who has the simplest of tap-ins. 1-0!
    Republic of Ireland
    Goal
    IRL - Alan Browne
    56'
  • Ireland's first change of the evening sees Judge make way for Byrne.
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Nikolay Dimitrov
    Substitution - In88 - Wanderson
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Anton Nedyalkov
    Substitution - In0 - Vasil Bozhikov
    59'
  • Bulgaria's latest change sees Dimitrov come off in place of Wanderson.
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Alan Judge
    Substitution - In0 - Jack Byrne
    59'
  • Another Ireland change sees Hogan make way for Collins.
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Scott Hogan
    Substitution - In0 - James Collins
    60'
  • GOAL! Popov steps up and smashes the penalty into the roof of the net, leaving Travers with no chance of saving it! 1-1!
    Bulgaria
    Goal
    BGR - Ivelin Popov
    67'
  • Bulgaria make another change as Mladenov makes way for Despodov.
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out - Daniel Mladenov
    Substitution - In0 - Kiril Despodov
    68'
  • Ireland make a change, with McClean coming on for Hourihane.
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Conor Hourihane
    Substitution - In0 - James McClean
    69'
  • Ireland make a change between the sticks, with O'Hara replacing Travers.
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Mark Travers
    Substitution - In0 - Kieran O'Hara
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Callum O'Dowda
    Substitution - In0 - Enda Stevens
    76'
  • Bulgaria make another change which sees Dimitrov make way for Panayotov.
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Kristian Traychev Di
    Substitution - In - Vasil Panayotov
    80'
  • The latest change for the visitors sees Malinov come off and Terziev replace him.
    Bulgaria
    Bulgaria
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Kristiyan Malinov
    Substitution - In0 - Georgi Terziev
    81'
  • GOAL! Ireland re-take the lead and it is Long who has done it for them! The hosts win a corner which is swung into the back post by Byrne and Long rises above Pashov to head it into the back of the net, with Ivanov a spectator! 2-1!
    Republic of Ireland
    Goal
    IRL - Kevin Long
    83'
  • Collins goes into the book and he is the first man to do so this evening.
    Republic of Ireland
    Yellow card
    IRL - James Collins
    Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Ronan Curtis
    Substitution - In0 - Jeff Hendrick
    84'
  • GOAL! Ireland grab a third and that makes it 3-1! This is a really good move from the home side. There is some slick passing in midfield before Stevens receives it on the left and crosses into the area. Collins is just onside as the ball comes in and he gets a toe to it, sending the ball looping over Ivanov and into the goal!
    Republic of Ireland
    Goal
    IRL - James Collins
    86'
FT
Republic of Ireland
Match stats
Bulgaria
59%
Possession
41%
16
Shots
11
4
Shots (On goal)
2
5
Corners
6
1
Saves
1
11
Fouls
9

Line-ups

0
Mark Travers
0
Cyrus Christie
0
Kevin Long
0
John Egan
0
Conor Hourihane
0
Josh Cullen
0
Alan Browne
0
Callum O'Dowda
0
Alan Judge
0
Ronan Curtis
0
Scott Hogan
Republic of Ireland
4-2-3-1
0
Hristo Ivanov
6
Georgi Pashov
0
Kristian Traychev Di
0
Simeon Slavchev
0
Anton Nedyalkov
0
Ivan Goranov
0
Nikolay Dimitrov
0
Georgi Milanov
0
Kristiyan Malinov
Daniel Mladenov
0
Bozhidar Kraev
Bulgaria
5-4-1

Team stats

Republic of Ireland

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Mark Travers
76'
011
ForwardsGGASFCFW
60'
01111
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
56'
10220
00102
Ronan Curtis
84'
00211
76'
00001
59'
00111
DefendersGGASFCFW
00002
83'
10100
00140
69'
00000
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
59'(Alan Judge)
01100
60'(Scott Hogan)
86'
10121
69'(Conor Hourihane)
00000
76'(Callum O'Dowda)
01000
84'(Ronan Curtis)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
76'(Mark Travers)
000--
000--

Bulgaria

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Hristo Ivanov
031
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00012
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
81'
00030
Daniel Mladenov
68'
00110
59'
00001
45'
00002
DefendersGGASFCFW
Georgi Pashov
00101
Ivan Goranov
00001
00112
Kristian Traychev Di
80'
00101
59'
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
45'(Georgi Milanov)
67'
10100
59'(Anton Nedyalkov)
00011
59'(Nikolay Dimitrov)
00000
68'(Daniel Mladenov)
00010
Vasil Panayotov
80'(Kristian Traychev Di)
00000
81'(Kristiyan Malinov)
00000
00000
00000
00000
Georgi Sarmov
00000
Martin Lukov
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Republic of Ireland
Match stats
Bulgaria
59%
Possession
41%
16
Shots
11
4
Shots (On goal)
2
5
Corners
6
1
Saves
1
11
Fouls
9