Georgiev salvages late point for Bulgaria

Montenegro 2 Bulgaria 2

Just as there were late goals in Mainz and Larnaca, there was also late drama in Podgorica, where a late leveller by Bulgaria’s Blagoi Georgiev earned his team a 2-2 draw against Montenegro in the other Group 8 tie.

The Montenegrins were embarking upon their first World Cup qualifying campaign as an independent nation following splitting with Serbia in 2006.

Mirko Vucinic struck his country’s first goal on their competitive debut in international competition just after the hour mark, cancelling out Stiliyan Petrov’s early opener.

Stevan Jovetic looked to have won it for the hosts nine minutes from time when he converted a penalty following an incident that saw Stanislav Angelov dismissed.

But Georgiev salvaged a dramatic 2-2 draw for Bulgaria with a stoppage-time equaliser.

More in this Section

Juventus players and manager agree to forego wages for four monthsJuventus players and manager agree to forego wages for four months

'Tenacious player who gave his all': Tributes paid to former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly who has died'Tenacious player who gave his all': Tributes paid to former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly who has died

Tommy Fleetwood hopes Ryder Cup can be ‘light at the end of the tunnel’Tommy Fleetwood hopes Ryder Cup can be ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Conor McGregor wants Defence Forces to help with lockdownConor McGregor wants Defence Forces to help with lockdown


Lifestyle

Carol O’Callaghan sets out to prove how in the right hands items like discarded chairs can be transformedRecycling old chairs? Here's some practical advice from Cork experts

People and their businesses find themselves in an unprecedented moment.Designs for life: How designers are responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Spring is here and with it every reason to get out of the house and start planting veggies with the children. No garden? Not to worry, a large flower pot or plastic tub will produce plenty of edible greens. Helen O’Callaghan reportsWatering can-do: Veggie growing with the children

More From The Irish Examiner