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Gera penalty wins it for Hungary

Published: Saturday 8 September 2007, 23.24CET
Hungary 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina The visitors' qualifying hopes took a severe blow after Zoltán Gera scored the only goal of the Group C game.
Gera penalty wins it for Hungary
Zoltán Gera celebrates his opening goal ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

HungaryBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners6
 
5
Fouls committed19
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 8 September 2007, 23.24CET

Gera penalty wins it for Hungary

Hungary 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina The visitors' qualifying hopes took a severe blow after Zoltán Gera scored the only goal of the Group C game.

Bosnia-Herzegovina's hopes of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008™ took a severe blow in Szekesfehervar as Zoltán Gera's first-half penalty helped Hungary to another victory against their Group C rivals.

Under threat
The West Bromwich Albion FC forward was among the scorers almost a year ago to the day when Hungary triumphed 3-1 in Zenica, and Gera found the net again in the 39th minute today – drilling his spot-kick high into the top-left corner after Róbert Feczesin had been felled by Ivan Radeljić. The win moved fifth-placed Hungary on to nine points from eight games, while Bosnia-Herzegovina dropped from second to fourth after both Turkey and Norway picked up points in later games.

Impressive Fülöp
Gera was not the only hero for Hungary: goalkeeper Márton Fülöp giving an early indication of his fine form when turning behind a Zlatan Muslimović effort. Radeljić was shown a yellow card for his part in the penalty award, although Gera's fierce strike was a more effective punishment. Fülöp was then to the fore again, tipping a close-range Muslimović header over the bar and following that up by collecting confidently from the resulting corner.

Muslimović foiled
Hungary went into the interval a goal to the good after Fülöp foiled Muslimović once more, although the hosts were the first to threaten in the second half as visiting keeper Adnan Gušo kept out Feczesin's strike from the edge of the box. Neither No1 was forced into anything other than a routine stop after that, however, as Hungary comfortably held on to record their third victory of the campaign.

Last updated: 30/01/12 5.40CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
FülöpMárton Fülöp (GK)
1
GušoAdnan Gušo (GK)
6
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
2
BerberovićDžemal Berberović
3
VaskóTamás Vaskó
Yellow Card16
5
BajićBranimir Bajić
Yellow Card38
4
JuhászRoland Juhász
Yellow Card64
16
RadeljicIvan Radeljic
5
SzelesiZoltán Szélesi
11
MaletićDarko Maletić
Substitution79
2
VassAdam Vass
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Yellow Card25
8
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
10
MisimovićZvjezdan Misimović (C)
Yellow Card19
11
GeraZoltán Gera (C)
Goal39
18
M. HrgovićMirko Hrgović
Yellow Card45
Substitution84
10
HajnalTamás Hajnal
Substitution72
9
MuslimovićZlatan Muslimović
7
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
Substitution90+3
14
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
Substitution67
9
FeczesinRóbert Feczesin
Substitution89
7
BlatnjakDragan Blatnjak

Substitutes

12
BaloghJános Balogh (GK)
12
Mujkić Denis Mujkić
13
CsizmadiaCsaba Csizmadia
Substitution72
4
DamjanovićDario Damjanović
14
BuzsákyÁkos Buzsáky
13
NadarevićSafet Nadarević
15
LeandroLeandro
15
ČustovićAdnan Čustović
Substitution84
16
TóthBalázs Tóth
17
BožićMario Božić
Substitution79
17
FilkorAttila Filkor
Substitution89
20
ZebaZajko Zeba
18
HalmosiPéter Halmosi
Substitution90+3
23
DžekoEdin Džeko
Substitution67

Coach

Péter Várhidi (HUN) Fuad Muzurovic (BIH)

Referee

Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Luca Maggiani (ITA), Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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