Match Number: 722 Date: 20.08.2002 Location: Sofia, Bulgaria Competition: Friendly BULGARIA: 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 GERMANY: 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 Scoring: 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, 000A 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.