Bulgaria won as a guest Serbia with 2:1. The Lions took the lead at the end of the first half with a goal by Ilian Iliev. In the second half Kaloyan Krastev doubled the lead for the guests. The hosts managed to score a penalty kick through Luka Ilic in the final minutes of the match.The Lions showed a disciplined game and deservedly won the three points. Thus, the graduates of Alexander Dimitrov climbed to the third position in the group five points behind Poland and six from Russia. There are three matches left until the end of the qualifications for the European Championship of Bulgaria.The hosts started more aggressively and immediately pressed the “lions” in their own half. In the 2nd minute Stuparevich came to an excellent shooting position in the penalty area, but the ball was a little faster and Daniel Naumov intervened decisively, scoring in a corner kick. The Blues demanded a penalty for a violation of the Bulgarian captain, but the chief referee Jespen Eskas categorically showed the game to be resumed after a corner kick. Gradually, Bulgaria managed to prevent the early pressure and tried to keep the ball for a longer period. In these first minutes the left flank of the Bulgarian attack was very active, where Angel Lyaskov and Zdravko Dimitrov acted.There followed minutes of a solid battle in the center of the field, in which the hosts used a harder game, with no goal positions in front of both gates. In the 17th minute, Serbia made a good breakthrough on the right, which ended with a cross by Chumic, but there was no teammate in the penalty area.In the 22nd minute Zdravko Dimitrov technically went through two opponents, but failed to cross well.Serbia responded with two dangers to Daniel Naumov. First Stuparevich shot from the arc of the penalty area, but after a ricochet the ball went into a corner kick. Immediately after, Petrovich shot with his head, but did not find the target and the ball went out.In the next minutes, the hosts tried to press again, but it did not work. In the 35th minute Kaloyan Krastev intercepted a cross from the left by Angel Lyaskov, but the striker was in ambush.In the last minute of the first half, Ilian Iliev stole a ball in the center, taking advantage of a mistake in the defense of Serbia. The Black Sea midfielder advanced and with a measured kick in the lower right corner opened the score.Bulgaria could have started the second half in an excellent way. In the 48th minute Zdravko Dimitrov shot from a direct free kick from 25 meters. Levski’s wing technically turned the ball over the wall, after which the ball met the crossbar, met the body of goalkeeper Marko Ilic, bounced into the right side post and then was cleared in a corner kick.The “Lions” began to act with confidence and settled more permanently in half of the guests. In the 61st minute Birmančević fired a shot from distance, but the ball went past the left side post.In the 64th minute Bulgaria doubled its lead. Stanislav Ivanov made an excellent breakthrough on the left flank. Levski’s wing centered in the penalty area around the small penalty, where Kaloyan Krastev intercepted in the right corner.Immediately after the goal, Serbia requested a penalty for a handball by Valentin Antov, but the main referee Jespen Eskas for the second time in the match to continue the game with a corner kick. The hosts tried pressure, and the Bulgarians took a more defensive tactic. The attempt to press the “blues” did not lead to headaches for Daniel Naumov.In the 82nd minute Maksimovic shot from the edge of the penalty area, the ball dangerously went under the crossbar, but the captain of the “lions” decisively killed with one hand in a corner kick.Three minutes later, Daniel Naumov intervened again after a shot by Gavrich in the lower right corner.In the 85th minute of the third attempt, Serbia won a penalty. Asen Chandarov fouled Gavric in the penalty area and the Norwegian referee pointed to the white dot. Luka Ilic stood behind the ball and although Daniel Naumov “caught” the corner, the ball flew into the bottom right corner.The hosts launched attacks on the Bulgarian goal. In the first minute of added time Stuparevich shot with his head, but weakly and Daniel Naumov caught. Shortly afterwards, Serbia remained in the reduced squad after a second yellow and respectively red card from Birmančević.In the last minute of added time Georgi Rusev aimed at the crossbar after a perfectly detected ball from the air, but the result remained unchanged.SERBIA – BULGARIA 1: 20: 1 Il. Iliev 45 ‘0: 2 K. Krastev 64 ‘0: 3 L. Ilyich 87′-d.STARTING COMPOSITIONS:SERBIA: Marko Ilic, Jovan Vlalukin, Erhan Masovic, Dimitrije Kamnovic, Zlatan Sehovic, Ivan Ilic, Jovan Nisic, Niegos Petrovic, Nikola Chumic, Velko Birmanevic, Filip StuparevicBreeder: Ilia StolikaBULGARIA: Daniel Naumov, Ertan Tombak, Valentin Antov, Andrea Hristov, Angel Lyaskov, Iliya Yurukov, Asen Chandarov, Ilian Iliev, Stanislav Ivanov, Zdravko Dimitrov, Kaloyan KrastevBreeder: Alexander DimitrovCh. Judge: Jespen EscasStadium: Gorni Milanovic, Metalac Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.