Bulgaria's Georgi Peev during their Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match in Cardiff, Wales.
Bulgaria's Georgi Peev during their Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match in Cardiff, Wales. Reuters

Wales have lost their game against Bulgaria in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

Bulgaria made the first serious attempt with a shot from Georgi Peev being saved by Wayne Hennessey. Straight after Wales broke out into the Bulgarian half and Chris Gunter walloped the ball just wide of the goal.

Bulgaria's next scare for Wales came after an error by Welsh captain Ashley Williams gave away possession in the middle of the field. Bulgaria's Ivelin Popov sent the ball to his comrade, Martin Petrov who was only denied by another good save from Hennessey.

Valentin Iliev had to go off for Bulgaria due to an injury, he was replaced by Pavel Vidanov.

The Welsh dragon threatened Bulgaria again with a deadly cross into the Bulgarian area. However a good header from Steve Morison was denied by Bulgarian keeper Nikolay Mihaylov.

The score at half time remained at 0-0.

However once the second half resumed Bulgaria struck with Popov hitting the ball into the net following a cross from the edge of the area.

Bulgaria continued their attack with Martin Petrov shooting wide of the Welsh goal.

Wales however attempted to fight back and very nearly equalised when Morison attacked the Bulgarian goal head on, only to be denied by the keeper.

Wales brought on Simon Church to bolster the attack and he immediately made his presence felt, but without scoring. James Collins also had a good chance following a free kick from Gareth Bale, but still no equaliser.

The Welsh continued a merciless assault and were given five minutes of added time, however things became a bit to merciless with Chris Gunter getting a red card after bringing down Dimitar Rangelov.

The game ended Wales 0 - Bulgaria 1.