Lithuania conquers Bulgaria 3-1

VILNIUS. Lithuania defeats Bulgaria 3-1.

Lithuania conquers Bulgaria 3-1

VILNIUS. Lithuania conquers Bulgaria 3-1.

D. Iliev missed a decisive penalty (14′). That would have allowed Bulgaria to draw the match.​

D. Iliev missed 1 penalty (14′) for ​Bulgaria.

The match was played at the Vilniaus LFF stadionas stadium in Vilnius on Saturday and it started at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Evgen Aranovskiy with the assistance of Volodymyr Volodin and Oleksandr Zhukov. The 4th official was Sergiy Boyko. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 13.5 degrees Celsius or 56.28 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 44%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 45 Ball Possession 55
Shots
  • 16 Total 14
  • 5 On Target 4
  • 11 Off Target 10
  • 1 Shots blocked 3
  • 125 Attack 106
  • 49 Dangerous attack 47
  • 85 Ball safe 88
  • 0 Penalties 1
  • 2 Corners 2
  • 3 Off Sides 1
Fouls
  • 17 Total 12
  • 4 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 5

Bulgaria was in firm control of the ball 55% while Lithuania was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Lithuania was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Lithuania won the match​.

Lithuania shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Bulgaria shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.

Cards

Lithuania received 4 yellow cards (J. Lasickas, E. Vaitkunas, A. Novikovas and K. Laukzemis). On the other side, Bulgaria received 3 yellow cards (G. Yomov, P. Vitanov and V. Antov).

Match Timeline

13'
14'
18'
29'
46'
49'
60'
60'
61'
62'
64'
67'
72'
72'
74'
78'
82'
84'
87'
90'

Standings

Standings

Group A

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
20
8

Group B

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
19
8
15
8
10
8

Group C

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
16
8

Group D

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
18
8
12
8
11
8

Group E

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
20
8
15
8

Group F

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
27
10
23
10
16
10
16
10
1
10

Group G

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
21
10
18
10
9
10

Group H

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
23
10
22
10
14
10
14
10
5
10
5
10

Group I

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
26
10
20
10
18
10
17
10
6
10

Group J

Team
Pts
Pl
Last 5
27
10
17
10
12
10
9
10

After this encounter, Lithuania will have 3 points to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, Bulgaria will stay with 5 points like Northern Ireland to stay in the 4th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the WC Qualification Europe, Lithuania will host Switzerland on the 12th of October with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Switzerland (0 draws).

Bulgaria will host Northern Ireland on the 12th of October with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Bulgaria (1 draw).

Lithuania – Formation

Lithuania
G
E. Šetkus 16.Lithuania
7.2
D
Linas Klimavicius 2.Lithuania
6.8
D
Egidijus Vaitkūnas 8.Lithuania
6.6
13'
D
Rolandas Baravykas 23.Lithuania
6.2
D
B. Šatkus 6.Lithuania
7.1
M
Arvydas Novikovas 11.Lithuania
7.1
78'
M
Vykintas Slivka 14.Lithuania
7.6
M
Linas Megelaitis 13.Lithuania
7.6
67'
M
Justas Lasickas 17.Lithuania
8.1
49' Goals18'
M
Fedor Černych  10.Lithuania
8.1
90' Goals82', 84'
F
Karolis Laukžemis 9.Lithuania
6.2
74' 62'
Substitutes
G
Titas Krapikas 1.Lithuania
G
Edvinas Gertmonas 12.Lithuania
D
Edvinas Girdvainis 4.Lithuania
D
Vytas Gaspuitis 3.Lithuania
D
Dominykas Barauskas 21.Lithuania
M
Ovidijus Verbickas 18.Lithuania
7.2
67'
M
Ernestas Veliulis 7.Lithuania
M
Vilius Armanavičius 15.Lithuania
M
Domantas Šimkus 20.Lithuania
M
Donatas Kazlauskas 19.Lithuania
6.8
74'
M
Martynas Dapkus 5.Lithuania
90'
F
Edgaras Dubickas 22.Lithuania

Lithuania adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Valdas Ivanauskas decided to play with the following team: Ernestas Šetkus (7.2), Egidijus Vaitkūnas (6.6), Benas Šatkus (7.1), Linas Klimavičius (6.8), Rolandas Baravykas (6.2), Linas Megelaitis (7.6), Vykintas Slivka (7.6), Justas Lasickas (8.1), Fedor Černych (8.1), Arvydas Novikovas (7.1) and Karolis Laukžemis (6.2).

The home team had on the bench: Edvinas Girdvainis, Ovidijus Verbickas (7.2), Ernestas Veliulis, Titas Krapikas, Vilius Armanavičius, Edvinas Gertmonas, Vytas Gaspuitis, Dominykas Barauskas, Edgaras Dubickas, Domantas Šimkus, Donatas Kazlauskas (6.8) and Martynas Dapkus.

Substitutions

Lithuania made 3 changes: L. Megelaitis for O. Verbickas (67′), K. Laukzemis for D. Kazlauskas (74′) and F. Cernych for M. Dapkus (90′).

Best player: Justas Lasickas​

The player that probably impressed the most for Lithuania was Justas Lasickas.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 38 passes (71% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 15. He performed 3 crosses.

Bulgaria – Formation

Bulgaria
G
Martin Lukov 1.Bulgaria
6.0
D
V. Bozhikov 15.Bulgaria
7.1
D
Petko Hristov 5.Bulgaria
7.2
D
Valentin Antov 4.Bulgaria
6.6
29'
D
Andrea Hristov 3.Bulgaria
6.2
M
K. Malinov 16.Bulgaria
6.5
60'
M
Todor Nedelev 8.Bulgaria
6.6
87'
M
Petar Vitanov 12.Bulgaria
7.0
61' 46'
M
Georgi Yomov 17.Bulgaria
6.2
72' 60'
M
Kiril Despodov 11.Bulgaria
7.1
Goals64'
F
Dimitar Iliev 20.Bulgaria
6.1
72'
Substitutes
G
Ivan Karadzhov 23.Bulgaria
G
Svetoslav Vutsov 13.Bulgaria
D
Ivan Turitsov 2.Bulgaria
D
Dimitar Velkovski 21.Bulgaria
M
Ivaylo Chochev 18.Bulgaria
6.4
61'
M
I. Iliev 22.Bulgaria
6.4
60'
M
Borislav Tsonev 14.Bulgaria
M
Dominik Yankov 7.Bulgaria
6.6
87'
M
Birsent Karagaren 6.Bulgaria
F
Spas Delev 9.Bulgaria
6.8
72'
F
Kaloyan Krastev 19.Bulgaria
6.5
72'
F
Radoslav Kirilov 10.Bulgaria

Also Bulgaria adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Yasen Petrov played with: Martin Lukov (6.0), Andrea Hristov (6.2), Petko Hristov (7.2), Valentin Antov (6.6), Vasil Bozhikov (7.1), Petar Vitanov (7.0), Kristiyan Malinov (6.5), Kiril Despodov (7.1), Todor Nedelev (6.6), Georgi Yomov (6.2) and Dimitar Iliev (6.1).

They had on the bench: Ivan Turitsov, Spas Delev (6.8), Ivan Karadzhov, Kaloyan Krastev (6.5), Ivajlo Chochev (6.4), Ilian Iliev (6.4), Radoslav Kirilov, Svetoslav Vutsov, Borislav Tsonev, Dominik Yankov (6.6), Birsent Karagaren and Dimitar Velkovski.

Substitutions

Bulgaria made 5 changes: K. Malinov for I. Iliev (60′), P. Vitanov for I. Chochev (61′), D. Iliev for K. Krastev (72′), G. Yomov for S. Delev (72′) and T. Nedelev for D. Yankov (87′).

Best player: Petko Hristov​

The player that probably impressed the most for Bulgaria was Petko Hristov.

His rating is (7.2) with 62 passes (79% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 13.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Europe.​