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90' + 3'
J. Williams
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J. Williams
N. Williams
0 - 1
K. Dimitrov
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Y. Karabelyov
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D. James
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Match Stats

52% 47%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 5
Total Passes 477 428
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Wales WAL Wales 6 5 1 0 7 1 +6 16 W W W D W
2 Finland FIN Finland 6 4 0 2 7 5 +2 12 L W W W W
3 Republic of Ireland IRL Republic of Ireland 6 0 3 3 1 4 -3 3 D L L D L
4 Bulgaria BUL Bulgaria 6 0 2 4 2 7 -5 2 D L L L L




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Wales will be promoted to League A should they record back-to-back victories over Republic of Ireland and Finland in Cardiff next month. As for Bulgaria, they must take something against the same opponents to have any chance of avoiding relegation to League C.
It was the late, late show again for Wales as Jonny Williams climbed off the bench to score a dramatic winner in their 1-0 victory over Bulgaria in the Nations League. That moves Ryan Giggs' side back to the top of Group B4, while Bulgaria remain firmly planted to the bottom of the table.
90' + 4' SHOOT! Wales break away with Matondo leading the charge. He has options left and right and it is effectively three versus one, but he waits too long before releasing Williams and the offside flag is raised. The visitors should have put the game to bed there.
J. Williams
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Jonny Williams is booked for a rash challenge on Isa.
90' + 2' Wales camped inside their own penalty area as Bulgaria push for the equaliser. However, the hosts' momentum comes to an end after Cicinho fails to keep the ball in play near the corner flag.
90' We are going to have six additional minutes at the end of this game.
87' Not a bad time to score your first senior international goal at all for Jonny Williams! The Charlton Athletic midfielder could well have secured a hugely important victory for Wales, who have left it late once again. Can they hold on and see this out?
N. Williams
85' Neco Williams was the provider with a delicious cross for his namesake to attack.
J. Williams
85' JONNY WILLIAMS!!! WALES LEAD 1-0! What a time to score your first international goal! Williams arrives at the near post to meet a well-timed centre from namesake Neco, and brilliantly guides the ball into the top corner - leaving Mihaylov with no chance.
B. Karagaren
K. Despodov
84' Another Bulgarian change sees Despodov make way for Birsent Karagaren.
83' WHAT A RELIEF FOR MIHAYLOV! The Bulgaria goalkeeper recovers just in time! Mihaylov parries Neco Williams' low shot from the edge of the box, but just about reacts quickly enough to gather the ball with Jonny Williams ready to pounce for the rebound.
81' Bulgaria threaten as the game enters the final 10 minutes and Rodon is forced to make an important clearance from Despodov's low cross into the box.
A. Davies
W. Hennessey
79' Hennessey is unable to continue after pulling up suddenly with what appears to be a hamstring injury. Adam Davies comes on for his second cap.
77' A huge concern for Wales as Hennessey suddenly pulls up while retrieving the ball. Nobody was near the Wales goalkeeper, but he appears to be in some distress.
76' That Matondo chance was by far the best of the game and the substitute will be wondering how he failed to find the net. He and Wales will be hoping that does not come back to haunt them.
I. Isa
B. Kraev
75' Bulgaria turn to the bench with Kraev replaced by Ismail Isa.
74' WHAT A CHANCE! How has Matondo missed?! Roberts break away down the right and delivers an inch-perfect ball across the face of goal, where Matondo arrives but is unable to hit the target.
D. Levitt
M. Smith
72' Meanwhile, Dylan Levitt also enters the action, with Smith making way.
J. Williams
H. Wilson
72' Wales make a double-change. The first sees Jonny Williams introduced in place of Wilson.
70' GREAT DEFENDING! Matondo demonstrates terrific vision to pick out Wilson with a through ball. But Dimitrov tracks his run all the way and makes a vital intervention to block his attempted shot.
69' A loose ball out of the Bulgarian defence invites pressure from Matondo. He looks to pick out Wilson on the edge of the box, but his pass is lacking the required accuracy and the hosts breathe a huge sigh of relief.
66' Wilson is back on the field. Can he make a difference as we heads towards the final quarter of this game?
65' A slight concern for Wales as Wilson stays down and is in need of medical attention. However, the Liverpool forward is soon back on his feet and makes his way to the sidelines.
63' Wales now look to make something happen on the counter with Norrington-Davies finding Matondo in the box. But the forward is crowded out inside the area and Bulgaria clear.
62' At the other end, Bulgaria threaten and the ball is only cleared as far as Karabelyov. There are only a handful supporters inside the stadium, but the sarcastic jeers are loud and clear as he slices his effort well wide of the target.
60' First opportunity for Matondo to stretch his legs as he embarks on a powerful run down the left. The substitute cuts inside and looks for the far corner, but bends his effort wide of the target.
K. Dimitrov
Yellow Card
59' Dimitrov goes into the book for a rash challenge on Wilson. The cards are mounting up here.
58' After receiving the attention they need, both players are given the all-clear to continue and return to the pitch.
57' A worry for both sides as Matondo and Terziev stay down following an accidental clash of heads. They are being tended to by their respective medical teams.
55' WHISKERS AWAY! Bulgaria launch a dangerous attack down the left and Despodov's subsequent cross is just too high for Kraev to reach with his head.
R. Matondo
D. James
54' James' game is over as he goes off to be replaced by Rabbi Matondo.
53' Good effort! Shades of Gareth Bale as Wilson goes for goal with an ambitious free-kick from distance. His delivery is creeping into the corner, but for the intervention of Mihaylov.
Y. Karabelyov
Yellow Card
52' Another yellow card. This time, Karabelyov is booked for bringing down Ampadu.
Yellow Card
50' Cicinho also has his name taken after reacting aggressively to that James challenge. He is quickly restrained by players from both sides.
D. James
Yellow Card
50' James is next into the book - albeit rather harshly - as he is penalised for a foul on Cicinho.
H. Wilson
Yellow Card
49' Wilson has his name taken after catching Cicinho with his arm. He will subsequently miss Wales' penultimate game in Group B4.
48' It has been a bright start to the second half from Wales, who threaten to break the deadlock. Roberts pulls the ball back to the edge of the box, where Norrington-Davies arrives but is unable to direct his shot towards goal.
46' Off we go again! Bulgaria get the ball rolling once more.
A. Tsvetkov
K. Malinov
46' Bulgaria make a change at the break with Malinov making way for Aleksandar Tsvetkov.
Giggs will be urging the Dragons to keep asking questions of the Bulgarian defence in the hope that the door opens for them. As for the hosts, Dermendzhiev shall encourage his players to gain a stronger foothold in the second half.
Bulgaria and Wales remain deadlocked at the break in Sofia. The visitors have carried the greater threat of the two sides, but are yet to find the breakthrough at the Vasil Levski National Stadium.
45' There will be a single minute of stoppage time at the end of this first half.
42' Although, we must remember that Wales have become renonwed for late goals in this year's Nations League. One of those came courtesy of Williams' 90th-minute header in the reverse fixture in Cardiff last month.
40' Still goalless as we enter the final five minutes of the first half in Sofia. Wales have looked the more threatening of the two sides, but are yet to turn that superiority into the opening goal of the contest.
38' James puts his skates on and chases a long ball over the top of the Bulgaria defence, but is ruled offside by the linesman. Replays show that decision was harsh in all fairness as the Manchester United winger had just about timed his run.
35' Nothing comes of the corner as Hennessey comes out of goal to collect. His total of 94 international appearances is higher than the three most-capped players in Bulgaria's squad combined.
33' A chance for the hosts, whose high pressure forces Wales into conceding a corner. After spending most of the half on the back foot, they will look to capitalise here.
30' Bulgaria looking to get a foothold in the game as they aim to end their dismal run of form. They have lost their last three games and are without a win in six Nations League matches.
B. Davies
Yellow Card
27' Davies is shown the first yellow card of the game for a rash challenge on Malinov.
26' Giggs was disappointed with his side's lack of attacking threat on Sunday, but he cannot have too many complaints so far in that regard. Wales look dangerous going forward, but just need to be a bit more clinical in the final third.
23' Wales look to counter with James leading the charge once again. Receiving the ball back in the area, he shoots from a tight angle, but his effort deflects wide for a corner.
21' James uses his pace to race away down the right wing. He spots the run of Wilson into the area, but his ball is not the best and Bulgaria deal with the danger.
19' James and Wilson stand over the ball with latter eventually stepping up. However, the Liverpool forward get it all wrong and sends his delivery way over the bar.
18' Another free-kick in a dangerous position for Wales after Malinov is penalised for clattering into Wilson. This is just outside the area and dead central. The visitors will want to make the most of this opportunity.
15' Hennessey became Wales' most-capped goalkeeper during Sunday's draw with Ireland; surpassing the great Neville Southall in the process. He makes his 94th senior international appearance today.
12' At the other end, Hennessey has to be alert as he is forced out of goal to punch clear a dangerous cross from the left flank.
11' Roberts shows good anticipation to spring the offside trap and meet Williams' cross. His looping header is dropping down towards the goal, but Mihaylov watches it all the way into his arms.
9' Should Wales have had a penalty?! Mepham and Ampadu appeared to be pulled to ground from another James corner. However, the referee remains unmoved.
7' CHANCE! Rodon should do better! Following a series of set-pieces, the ball breaks kindly for the centre-half from James' corner. However, he is unable to keep his shot down from a tight angle.
5' The visitors are awarded a free-kick by the touchline after Roberts is brought down. James and Davies stand over the ball as all three defenders make their way forward.
3' Wales have won three of their last four meetings with Bulgaria after just one victory in the first five encounters between the nations. Another win here would send them back to the top of Group B4.
1' OFF WE GO! The referee blows his whistle and Wales get us underway.
The teams are making their way out onto the field. Next up, the national anthems.
The form book makes Wales heavy favourites for this one. The Dragons have been beaten just once in their last 10 games. By contrast, Bulgaria have only won one of their last 18 matches.
As for Wales, Ryan Giggs makes four changes from the 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland. Neco Williams starts for the first time and Rhys Norrington-Davies is handed his debut in midfield, while Chris Mepham and Tyler Roberts also come into the side. Aaron Ramsey is injured while Kieffer Moore and Joe Morrell are suspended, Connor Roberts drops to the bench.
Georgi Dermendzhiev makes five changes to the side that began Bulgaria's 2-0 defeat by Finland on Sunday. One of them sees Nikolay Mihaylov become the fourth different goalkeeper the Lions have used in as many games; he captains the team. Meanwhile, Bozhidar Kraev - the top scorer in the hosts' squad - returns to lead the attack.
SUBS: Danny Ward, Ben Cabango, Connor Roberts, Dylan Levitt, Chris Gunter, Will Vaulks, Brennan Johnson, Jonny Williams, Ben Woodburn, Rabbi Matondo, Adam Davies.
WALES (3-4-3): Wayne Hennessey; Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampadu; Neco Williams, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Matt Smith, Ben Davies (captain); Daniel James, Tyler Roberts, Harry Wilson.
SUBS: Martin Lukov, Plamen Iliev, Tsvetomir Panov, Vasil Bozhikov, Dimitar Velkovski, Filip Krastev, Bircent Karagaren, Aleksandar Tsvetkov, Ismail Isa, Dimitar Iliev.
BULGARIA (4-2-3-1): Nikolay Mihaylov (captain); Cicinho, Georgi Terziev, Kristian Dimitrov, Anton Nedyalkov; Kristiyan Malinov, Yanis Karabelyov; Kiril Despodov, Todor Nedelev, Georgi Yomov; Bozhidar Kraev.
Plenty of incentive for both sides at the Vasil Levski National Stadium today. Wales can reclaim top spot in Group B4 with a win, while three points would move Bulgaria off the bottom of the table.
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