David James in a charity game of the stars
The star teams of Dimitar Berbatov and Luis Figo finished 3 : 3 in a great charity match, organized by the two great players, which took place in front of about 40,000 spectators at the “Vasil Levski” stadium.
The result was opened by David Trezeguet in the 4th minute, when he scored a phenomenal goal. Figo centered to the right of the Frenchman, who after a great shot with his left foot from volley did not leave a chance to David James. In the 9th minute Carlos Marchena scored an own goal for 1: 1, but in the 13th Trezeguet was again accurate after a pass from Salgado – 1: 2.
In the 30th minute Hristo Stoichkov gave his place to Martin Petrov and was sent off with applause.
In the 44th minute Berbatov served the ball on a baking sheet to Robbie Keane, who from close range directed it into the net – 2: 2. The spectators erupted again: “Berbatov, Berbatov”.
At the beginning of the second half, the audience applauded the incoming Stilian Petrov.
In the 54th minute Shimao Sabrosa made 3: 2 for the team of Figo with a technical rebate, but in the 69th Robbie Keane restored the tie with his second goal after a perfect pass by Martin Petrov.
Two minutes later, the audience applauded the loudly played Luis Figo, who left the field.
Berbatov (United Stars): 1.David James, 2.Gary Neville (37 – 4.Bozhidar Chorbadjiiski), 15.Nemanja Vidic, 18.Fil Neville, 3.Patrice Evra, 11.Ryan Giggs, 18.Paul Scholes, 10 .Krasimir Balakov (46-17. Stilian Petrov), 10. Robbie Keane, 9. Dimitar Berbatov, 8. Hristo Stoichkov (30 – 17. Martin Petrov. In the second half: 19. Kiril Despodov, 23. Todor Nedelev, again Gary and Phil Neville, and Evra)
Head coach: Martin Yol
Figo (All Stars): 1.Jens Lehmann, 2.Michel Salgado, 5.Carlos Marchena, 2.Ivan Cordoba, 13.Dimash, 7. Robert Pires, 14.Christian Carembio, 7.Luish Figo, 10.Jari Litmanen, 17.David Trezeguet, 8.Predrag Mijatović (In the second half: 3. Celestin Babayaro, 6. Armando Petit, 9. Luis Saha, 11. Daniel Borimirov, 13. Luis Boa Morte, 20 Simao Sambrosa, 23. Shota Arveladze, again Trezeguet)
Head coach: Avram Grant
Judge: Nikola Popov – Bulgaria
Assistants: Ivo Kolev, Martin Venev, Hristina Guteva
Stadium: “Vasil Levski”, 38,000 spectators