Bulgaria v Armenia, 11 September 2012

Score1-0 to Bulgaria
RefereeStephan Studer
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Qualifying group B
VenueVasil Levski, Sofia
Attendance7,883
Kick Off: 21:00 Local (19:00 BST) Bulgaria continued their impressive start to World Cup qualifying with a bad-tempered victory at home to nine-man Armenia. Stanislav Manolev's close-range finish settled an untidy game in which the referee, Stéphan Studer, handed out 10 yellow cards and 3 red cards. Bulgaria had Svetoslav Dyakov sent off in the 73rd minute and Armenia had Marcos Pizelli (73rd minute) and Gevorg Ghazaryan (77th Minute) sent off all in the space of four second-half minutes. The win built on Bulgaria's opening draw with Italy and gave them four points from two games in Group B, while Armenia have now won one and lost one.

1  Bulgaria

Manager: Luboslav Penev

0  Armenia

Manager: Vardan Minasyan

Goals:

Stanislav Manolev 43 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov
Defender Nikolay Bodurov
Defender Veselin Minev
Defender Yordan Minev
Defender/Midfielder Stanislav Manolev
Midfielder Svetoslav Dyakov
Midfielder Vladimir Gadzhev
Midfielder Ivan Ivanov
Midfielder Georgi Milanov
Midfielder/Forward Ivelin Popov (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Roman Berezovski
Defender Sargis Hovsepyan (captain)
Defender Hrayr Mkoyan
Midfielder Aras Özbiliz
Midfielder Gevorg Ghazaryan
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder Karlen Mkrtchyan
Midfielder Artur Yedigaryan
Forward Yura Movsisyan

Substitutions:

Georgi Sarmov for Vladimir Gadzhev 60
Dimitar Rangelov for Iliyan Mitsanski 66
Emil Gargorov for Ivelin Popov 79

Substitutions:

Artak Yedigaryan for Levon Hayrapetyan 43
Marcos Pizzelli for Aras Özbiliz 54
Artur Sarkisov for Artur Yedigaryan 76

Cards:

Georgi Milanov 33 Y
Svetoslav Dyakov 42 Y
Svetoslav Dyakov 73 Y
Nikolay Mihaylov 73 Y
Svetoslav Dyakov 73 R
Emil Gargorov 90 Y

Cards:

Artak Yedigaryan 56 Y
Karlen Mkrtchyan 58 Y
Artur Yedigaryan 61 Y
Gevorg Ghazaryan 68 Y
Marcos Pizzelli 73 R
Sargis Hovsepyan 74 Y
Gevorg Ghazaryan 77 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Stoyan Kolev
Goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov
Defender Tsvetan Genkov
Defender Iliya Milanov
Defender Ilian Stoyanov
Defender Petar Zanev
Midfielder Boris Galchev
Midfielder Emil Gargorov
Midfielder Georgi Sarmov
Midfielder/Forward Alexander Tonev

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Artur Harutyunyan
Goalkeeper Gevorg Kasparov
Defender Alex Henrique
Defender Artak Yedigaryan
Midfielder Zaven Badoyan
Midfielder Davit Manoyan
Midfielder Marcos Pizzelli
Midfielder Artur Yuspashyan
Forward Artur Sarkisov