Bulgaria v Italy, 28 March 2021

Score2-0 to Italy
RefereeSlavko Vinčić
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Europe group C
VenueVasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia
Kick-off: 9.45pm local Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions.

0  Bulgaria

Manager: Yasen Petrov

2  Italy

Manager: Roberto Mancini

Goals:

Goals:

Andrea Belotti penalty 43 P
Manuel Locatelli 82 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Plamen Iliev
Defender Valentin Antov
Defender Vasil Bozhikov
Defender Cicinho
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Dimov
Midfielder Ivaylo Chochev
Midfielder Georgi Kostadinov (captain)
Midfielder Petar Vitanov
Forward Spas Delev

Starting lineup:

Defender Francesco Acerbi
Defender Leonardo Bonucci (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Alessandro Florenzi
Defender/Midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola
Midfielder Nicolò Barella
Midfielder Stefano Sensi
Midfielder Marco Verratti
Forward Andrea Belotti
Forward Federico Chiesa
Forward Lorenzo Insigne

Substitutions:

Bircent Karagaren for Cicinho 46
Kristiyan Malinov for Georgi Kostadinov 62
Atanas Iliev for Spas Delev 78
Martin Raynov for Petar Vitanov 88

Substitutions:

Giovanni Di Lorenzo for Alessandro Florenzi 68
Manuel Locatelli for Stefano Sensi 68
Ciro Immobile for Andrea Belotti 75
Federico Bernardeschi for Federico Chiesa 76
Matteo Pessina for Marco Verratti 88

Cards:

Georgi Kostadinov 57 Y
Vasil Bozhikov 59 Y

Cards:

Manuel Locatelli 84 Y
Federico Bernardeschi 89 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ivan Karadzhov
Goalkeeper Daniel Naumov
Defender Petko Hristov
Defender Petar Zanev
Defender/Midfielder Kristiyan Malinov
Midfielder Dimitar Iliev
Midfielder Ilian Iliev
Midfielder Martin Raynov
Midfielder/Forward Bircent Karagaren
Midfielder/Forward Antonio Vutov
Midfielder/Forward Georgi Yomov
Forward Atanas Iliev

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alex Meret
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Emerson
Defender Gianluca Mancini
Midfielder Vincenzo Grifo
Midfielder Manuel Locatelli
Midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini
Midfielder Matteo Pessina
Midfielder/Forward Federico Bernardeschi
Forward Ciro Immobile

Comments:

Unused sub Antonio Vutov was shown a yellow card after 58 minutes.