Bulgaria lost his visit to Lithuania with 1: 3 in a game of Group C of the world qualification for the 2022 World Championship in the Europe zone.
The Bulgarians had an excellent opportunity to take the lead in the 14th minute after Ukraine’s chief referee Yevhen Aranovsky ruled an infringement in the hosts’ penalty area. Standing behind the ball BulgariaCaptain Dimitar Iliev, who was weak and shot straight into the Lithuanian goalkeeper Ernestas Shetkus. For this mistake, Yasen Petrov’s boys were punished shortly afterwards after a quick counterattack that caught the Bulgarian defense unprepared. Arvidas Novikovas found Eustace Lasickas in the penalty area, who made no mistake to make it 1-0. At the end of the opening part, no new hits were achieved.
After the break, the “Lions” waited for their moment and equalized with Kiril Despodov, who realized from a direct free kick. After that, however, there was only one team left on the field and unfortunately that was the composition of Lithuania. The hosts dominated and after the first hit on the crossbar broke the resistance of the guests with two quick hits from Fyodor Chernykh. Therefore, Bulgaria could not record the first success in an away qualifier today – the last win was more than three years ago. Lithuania won the first three points in the group after five defeats in a row and made up for the defeat in Sofia with 0: 1.
Bulgarias national team retains fourth place with a plus of five points, three from second-placed Switzerland, which, however, has two games less. Bulgaria will be received during Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening Lithuania will also host the Swiss on October 12th.