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Welcome to On-line Welsh Football. / Croeso i Pel-droed Cymru Ar-lein.

 Wales v Bulgaria - Friendly. - Liberty Stadium Swansea. Tuesday 15th August 2006.


Wales v Bulgaria: Your view - 15-Aug-06

John Toshackís 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:
Paul Jones, Mark Delaney, Danny Gabbidon, James Collins, Sam Ricketts, Simon Davies, Carl Fletcher, Carl Robinson, Ryan Giggs (capt), Craig Bellamy, Robert Earnshaw.

Colours: Wales: Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks
Bulgaria: White shirts, Green shorts, White socks

Key moments:

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 for Wales.

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 kick Wales.

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 by Petkov.

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 very anxious.

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 a corner.

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 corner.

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.

1 minute added at the end of first half.

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 half.

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 defence.

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 Wales goal.

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 hand post.

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 bar.

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.

3 minutes added at the end of the second half.

Full Time: Wales..0 Bulgaria..0 : Attendance: 8,200

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