Wales v Bulgaria: Your
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opts for a 4-4-2 formation as both Simon Davies and
Ryan Giggs return into midfield, Robert Earnshaw partners
Craig Bellamy up-front. There is a welcome return in
defence for Mark Delaney.
Wales line up:
Jones, Mark Delaney, Danny Gabbidon, James Collins,
Sam Ricketts, Simon Davies, Carl Fletcher, Carl Robinson,
Ryan Giggs (capt), Craig Bellamy, Robert Earnshaw.
Wales: Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks
White shirts, Green shorts, White socks
1 min: Wales kick off
4 mins: A good long
ball by Robinson finds Davies on the right his cross
finds Earnshaw in the middle, the striker fails to get
his shot away and the ball is easily cleared.
6 mins: Good work between
Giggs and Bellamy down the left nearly creates a chance
9 mins: A Berbatov
free kick hits the Wales wall, ball is then cleared.
12 mins: Good work
by Berbatov nearly creates a chance for Bulgaria, Collins
clears the ball for a corner.
13 mins: A great through
ball by Bellamy to Robinson, Robinson is fouled, free
14 mins: A great save
by Petkov from a Giggs free kick.
15 mins: M Petrov cuts
in from the left his shot is easily saved by Jones.
19 mins: A through
ball from the centre of midfield by Giggs, Earnshaw
makes the run but is caught offside.
19 mins: Berbatov with
a good run threatens the Wales defence.
20 mins: A great cross
from Delaney finds Earnshaw in the area, his header
falls at the feet of Bellamy, his half shot is saved
22 mins: M Pertovís
half snap-shot falls into the box, Berbatov is caught
offside, when he tries to flick the ball on.
22 mins: A mistake
by Collins at the back gifts Bulgaria a chance, Collins
recovers well to clear for a corner.
23 mins: A S Petrov
shot is tipped over by Paul Jones, Wales defence looking
25 mins: A cross from
the right by Bellamy just fails to find Robinson at
the far post.
26 mins: A through
ball finds Earnshaw down the inside left, he runs into
the area, his shot is cleared for a corner.
29 mins: Good work
by Peev in midfield, Berbatov canít find the final pass,
Jones gathers the ball.
29 mins: A shot by
Ricketts is saved well by Petkov.
30 mins: An excellent
free kick by S Petrov, finds Berbatov once again, his
header goes over the bar.
31 mins: Once again
the Wales goal is threatened, S Petrov with the left
foot curler over the bar.
33 mins: Good work
between Bellamy and Delaney down the right earns Wales
34 mins: Wales keep
possession well, Davies finds Giggs on the left, his
left foot curling shot clears the far post.
36 mins: A dangerous
cross by Angelov is cleared well by Collins and Ricketts.
37 mins: Two cornersí
in succession keepís the pressure on the Bulgaria defence.
39 mins: Foul on Bellamy,
the resulting quick free kick is cleared for a Wales
41 mins: A good move
between Giggs and Davies finds Robinson charging into
the area, his left foot shot is easily saved by Petkov.
42 mins: Berbatov caught
offside in the Wales area.
43 mins: Berbatov once
again the threat finds M Petrov on the left, his shot
flies over the bar.
45 mins: Foul on Bellamy,
free kick Wales.
45 mins: Good defensive
work by Gabbidon clears the danger, foul on Gabbidon.
minute added at the end of first half.
time: Wales..0 Bulgaria..0
No changes for
Wales at half time.
46 mins: A quick free kick
by Giggs, foul by Collins in the Bulgarian area.
47 mins: Good cover
by Delaney as Berbatov threatens early in the second
47 mins: A Bellamy
cross from the left fails to find Earnshaw in the box.
49 mins: A dangerous
cross by M Petrov from the right is cleared by the Wales
50 mins: A deflected
shot by Bellamy is saved by Ivankov.
51 mins: Good work
in midfield by Davies and Giggs puts Earnshaw through
on the keeper, Ivankov saves well.
52 mins: Berbatov twice
coming close, as the striker once again threatens the
54 mins: Good possession
by Wales, Tomasic clears the ball away for a corner.
55 mins: A great left
shot on the volley from Ledley flashes wide of the left
58 mins: Bulgaria free
kick on the right, good work by Collins and Delaney
to clear the danger, corner Bulgaria.
62 mins: Berbatov again
the danger creating a chance for Angelov, his shot goes
over the bar.
63 mins: Great run
down the left by Bellamy, Davies coming close to connecting
with the cross.
65 mins: Great skill
by Berbatov to beat three Wales defenders, his shot
flashing past the post.
66 mins: Good move
by Wales, Bellamy earning Wales a throw in on the left.
67 mins: Good work
by Duffy in defence.
69 mins: Bellamy the
threat for Wales.
70 mins: Sloppy play
by Wales, good work by Duffy again to clear the threat.
71 mins: Good possession
and build up play by Wales, Earnshaw fails to connect
with an overhead kick.
72 mins: Earnshaw finds
Bellamy just outside the area, his right foot shot goes
over the bar.
76 mins: Great play
from Davies, his left foot shot is tipped over by Ivankov.
78 mins: Good possession
and build up, earns Wales a corner.
80 mins: Good build
up play between Earnshaw, Davies and Duffy, his cross
finds Vaughan whose header just goes wide.
81 mins: Once again
Duffy the threat on the right, his cross is cleared
by the Bulgarian defence.
83 mins: Bulgaria possession
in the Wales half, foul by Robinson, free kick Bulgaria.
87 mins: Good play
by Todorov on the right, shot by Lasarov goes over the
89 mins: Wales in possession,
patient build up, no clear chances created.
90 mins: Bulgaria in
possession, slow build up play, Wales clear the danger.
92 mins: Good play
down the Bulgaria right, Collins clears the danger.
93 mins: Throw in for
Wales on the Bulgaria left.
93 mins: Match ends.
minutes added at the end of the second half.
Time: Wales..0 Bulgaria..0 : Attendance: 8,200