• Date: Sat 28 March 2009
  • Venue: Croke Park
  • Ref: Bebek, I
  • Attendance: 30,000

Republic of Ireland vs Bulgaria

Team Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Shay Given
Paul McShane
John O'Shea
Richard Dunne
Kevin Kilbane
Aiden McGeady (Andy Keogh, 90)
Glenn Whelan
Keith Andrews
Stephen Hunt, S
Robbie Keane
Kevin Doyle, K

Bulgaria

Dimitar Ivankov
Ilian Stoianov
Igor Tomasic
Stanislav Manolev
Jivko Milanov (Radostin Kishishev, 23)
Stanislav Angelov
Stiliyan Petrov, S
Ivelin Popov (Velizar Dimitrov, 46)
Blagoi Georgiev (Dimitar Makriev, 66)
Dimityr Telkijski
Dimitar Rangelov

Match Report

Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Radostin Kishishev.

90
Substitution
 

Aiden McGeady is being taken off, Andy Keogh has come on in his place.

74
Own Goal
 

Own goal, Kevin Kilbane has put it in his own net.

66
Substitution
 

Blagoi Georgiev is replaced by Dimitar Makriev.

58
Yellow Card
 

Stanislav Manolev goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46
Substitution
 

Ivelin Popov is replaced by Velizar Dimitrov.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by I Bebek

23
Substitution
 

Jivko Milanov is being taken off, Radostin Kishishev has come on in his place.

16
Yellow Card
 

Jivko Milanov is booked for unsporting behaviour.

1
Goal
 

Goal!! Richard Dunne scores for Rep of Ireland.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.