Berbatov becomes leading Bulgaria scorer

PAOLA - Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov became Bulgaria's all-time leading scorer with 48 goals after netting twice in a 4-1 win against Malta in a friendly on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Bulgarian captain scored from close range in the 75th minute to equal former midfielder Hristo Bonev's tally of 47 goals.

Berbatov added his second seven minutes later to break the record in his 74th international.

Valeri Bojinov and Blagoy Georgiev were also on target for Bulgaria while Michael Mifsud scored Malta's consolation seconds after the interval with an easy finish.