Bulgaria 0 Italy 0
Fairly predictable result ?
The world champions didn't have too many scares as the home team generally struggled to overcome the well organised Italian defence.
Berbatov looked isolated, he won some headers but seemed somewhat casual as is his style.
Italy threatened with their slow build-up followed by driven crosses. Often Di Rossi looked the man most likely to create a goal.
They did enough to get the away draw.
The Levski was nearly full and the home crowd enthusiastic.
The unruly reaction came as the more right-wing Italian fans showed their affiliations. The police moved in and the trouble was quelled reasonably quickly though I'm unsure as to what happened away from the stadium.
Sofia - A city where you can enjoy yourself with the locals especially at the weekend as they eat late and indulge themselves. Many speak English.
This correspondents experience was of meeting outgoing Bulgarians , visiting some interesting museums in a compact city that has a certain buzz about it.
Recommended. Though smoking is still allowed in restaurants and bars.
more pics at http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/75224168