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Moldova stun Bosnia-Herzegovina

Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.31CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-1 Moldova The home side's hopes of qualifying for their first major finals suffered a setback with a home defeat by Moldova.
Moldova stun Bosnia-Herzegovina
Džemal Berberović (left) takes on Moldova's Alexandru Gatcan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaMoldova

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
1
Corners8
 
6
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.31CET

Moldova stun Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-1 Moldova The home side's hopes of qualifying for their first major finals suffered a setback with a home defeat by Moldova.

Bosnia-Herzegovina's hopes of qualifying for their first major finals suffered a major setback with a home defeat by Moldova.

Bugaev winner
Igor Bugaev scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half and his team held on for their first UEFA European Championship away win since their very first match in the competition, in Georgia in September 1994. Bosnia-Herzegovina, already reeling from a 1-0 loss in Hungary on Saturday, are now four points adrift of second place in Group C with only three games left.

First-half goal
Moldova had the first chance after nine minutes but Bugaev's shot lacked the power to beat home goalkeeper Adnan Gušo. On 22 minutes, however, the breakthrough came: Bugaev turning in Alexandru Gatcan's pass from the right. That did not stop Moldova attacking and Gušo was forced to save an Alexandru Epureanu free-kick from distance, before defender Safet Nadarević got in the way of an Anatolie Doros effort. The home side finally registered an attempt on goal four minutes before the break, Dragan Blatnjak's shot prompting a fine save from Moldova keeper Nicolai Calancea. Gatcan almost made it 2-0 before half-time, while at the other end, Calancea frustrated Džemal Berberović.

Home side denied
Though Bosnia-Herzegovina pressed forward from the start of the second half, they were nearly caught out when Victor Comlenoc led a counterattack and hit the post. Now the hosts increased their efforts, with Zlatan Muslimović firing over and Edin Džeko going agonisingly close. Moldova's Calancea kept out a Džeko header and deep in injury time Berberović rattled the woodwork before being denied by the goalkeeper. Moldova remain bottom but will hope to put that right against Turkey or Malta in October, when Bosnia-Herzegovina face fellow contenders Greece and Norway.

Last updated: 13/09/07 1.31CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Moldova

Moldova

1
GušoAdnan Gušo (GK)
Yellow Card10
12
CalanceaNicolae Calancea (GK)
2
BerberovićDžamal Berberović (C)
2
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
5
BajićBranimir Bajić
3
LaşcencovSerghei Laşcencov
Yellow Card78
13
NadarevićSafet Nadarević
4
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
16
RadeljicIvan Radeljic
Substitution46
5
RebejaRadu Rebeja (C)
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
6
ComleonocVictor Comleonoc
Substitution63
11
MaletićDarko Maletić
Substitution78
7
CorneencovAndrei Corneencov
Yellow Card17
20
ZebaZajko Zeba
Substitution47
8
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
Substitution85
7
BlatnjakDragan Blatnjak
9
BordianVitalie Bordian
9
MuslimovićZlatan Muslimović
10
BugaevIgor Bugaev
Goal22
Yellow Card89
23
DžekoEdin Džeko
11
DoroşAnatolie Doroş
Substitution73

Substitutes

12
Mujkić Denis Mujkić
1
S. PaşcencoSerghei Paşcenco (GK)
4
DamjanovićDario Damjanović
Substitution47
14
RogaciovSerghei Rogaciov
Substitution73
14
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
Substitution46
17
ZmeuDenis Zmeu
15
ČustovićAdnan Čustović
Substitution78
16
Se. NamascoSerghei Namasco
Substitution63
17
BožićMario Božić
15
BulgaruSemion Bulgaru
19
BartolovićMladen Bartolović
18
JosanNicolae Josan
Substitution85
24
MiloševicSejmon Miloševic

Coach

Fuad Muzurovic (BIH) Igor Dobrovolski (RUS)

Referee

Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Assistant referees

Jukka-Pekka Koskela (FIN), Esa Vehvilainen (FIN)

Fourth official

Mikko Vuorela (FIN)

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