Bulgaria - Germany 2:2 (1:1)

Match Number:	722
Date:		20.08.2002
Location:	Sofia, Bulgaria
Competition:	Friendly

Zdravkov (76. Ivankov) - 
Kishishev, Kirilov, Pazin (53. Zagorchich), I. Petkov - 
Peev (61. Ivanov), S. Petrov (76. Janchev), M. Petkov (46. Manchev) - 
Balakov (84. Bachkov) - 
Berbatov (61. Jankovic), M. Petrov (61. G. Petrov) 
Coach:  Markov
Lehmann - 
Hertzsch, Ramelow, Metzelder (46. Friedrich) - 
Freier (46. Asamoah), Jeremies (3), Ballack (46. Kehl), Bierofka (46. 
Zickler) - 
B. Schneider  (79. Ernst) - 
Klose (79. Borowski), Jancker 
Coach: Völler 

1:0 Berbatov (22., assist Balakov), 
1:1 Ballack  (24., penalty)
2:1 Balakov (50., penalty)
2:2 Jancker (57., assist A. Friedrich) 

Referee: Bré (France)
Yellow cards: Zagorchich, S. Petrov - Jeremies 

Attendance: 10, 000 
A rather lame effort ended in a fair draw, as both teams subbed liberally. Coach Rudi Voeller brought on some newcomers, and none was more strange than Hertha BSC's Arno Friedrich: his top-flight Bundesliga career consists of all of two games.

After a catastrophic error by Freier, Berbatov put the Bulgars in the lead. Along with oldie Krasimir Balakov, the Leverkusen forward was constantly one of the better Bulgarians. But only a couple of minutes later, Michael Ballack converted a penalty after Klose was hauled down. The rest of the 1st half was a like watching grass grow. The 2nd half was more of the same.

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