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Bosnians grind out vital win

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 22.27CET
Luxembourg 0-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina The victors are now within a win of topping Group 2.

Match statistics

LuxembourgBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 22.27CET

Bosnians grind out vital win

Luxembourg 0-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina The victors are now within a win of topping Group 2.

Bosnia-Herzegovina kept their hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2004™ alive thanks to a 1-0 away win in Luxembourg.

All to play for
With Group 2 rivals Denmark and Romania drawing 2-2 in Copenhagen, Bosnia-Herzegovina will win the section if they overcome Denmark in Zenica next month. Norway, who are at home to Luxembourg on the same night, are now also in with a chance. Denmark and Romania are level on 14 points - the Romanians having completed their qualifying campaign - while the Bosnians now have 12 points, one ahead of Norway.

Barbarez strike
Bosnia-Herzegovina had to battle hard for this narrow win, with the home side being cheered on by 3,500 fans. The only goal of the game came from Hamburger SV striker Sergej Barbarez, who finished from close range after a corner by Hasan Salihamidzic. The result reflected the visitors' superiority, with the away side dominating the game from the start.

Lacking spark
Luxembourg, troubled by injuries, seemed to tire early. They were simply not incisive enough upfront, and lacked any creative spark in midfield – too often kicking the ball straight through to the opposition goalkeeper.

Fluid play
Bosnia-Herzegovina created a number of good chances, with Barbarez and Muhamed Konjic going the closest. The corner from which the goal came was one by some typically fluid Bosnian play. The visitors did lack a cutting edge themselves, and several further chances were spurned after the break, with Barbarez always to the fore.

Last updated: 11/09/03 12.32CET

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Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
BešićAlija Bešić (GK)
1
HasagićKenan Hasagić (GK)
2
PetersRené Peters
2
SpahićEmir Spahić
3
FederspielBen Federspiel
Yellow Card16
Substitution55
3
MusićVedin Musić
4
HoffmannEric Hoffmann
4
KonjicMuhamed Konjic
5
StrasserJeff Strasser (C)
5
BajramovićZlatan Bajramović
6
RemySébastien Remy
6
HibicMirsad Hibic (C)
Yellow Card51
7
SchaulsManou Schauls
7
BolićElvir Bolić
Substitution62
8
ReiterClaude Reiter
8
GrujićVladan Grujić
Substitution62
9
F. LeweckFons Leweck
9
BarbarezSergej Barbarez
Goal35
10
BraunGordon Braun
Substitution22
10
SalihamidžićHasan Salihamidžić
11
HussDaniel Huss
11
M. HrgovićMirko Hrgović

Substitutes

12
GilletStéphane Gillet (GK)
12
ToljaAlmir Tolja (GK)
13
MannonPaul Mannon
Substitution22
Yellow Card57
13
PapacSaša Papac
16
EngeldingerGilles Engeldinger
Substitution55
Yellow Card87
14
BiščevićBulend Biščević
Substitution62
14
Di DomenicoSven Di Domenico
17
BešlijaMirsad Bešlija
Substitution62
15
LassinePatrick Lassine
15
KrunićBranislav Krunić
17
L. ThimmeschLuc Thimmesch
16
AlihodzicHaris Alihodzic
18
MuratovićSamir Muratović

Coach

Blaz Sliškovic (SRB)

Referee

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Andreas Christodoulou (CYP), ()

Fourth official

Panayiotis Kailis (CYP)

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