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Bosnia-Herzegovina win in Oslo

Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.04CET
Norway 1-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina helped their chances of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008™ with a hard-fought victory in Oslo.
Bosnia-Herzegovina win in Oslo
Zlatan Muslimović (right) scored Bosnia-Herzegovina's winner in Oslo ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NorwayBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target8
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
6
Corners14
 
2
Fouls committed18
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 25 March 2007, 0.04CET

Bosnia-Herzegovina win in Oslo

Norway 1-2 Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina helped their chances of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008™ with a hard-fought victory in Oslo.

Bosnia-Herzegovina boosted their chances of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008™ with a hard-fought victory over Norway in Oslo.

Bosnians third
First-half goals from Zvjezdan Misimović and Zlatan Muslimović did the damage for the visitors, who leapfrogged their opponents to take third place in Group C. Norway's reply came from a John Carew penalty, and Åge Hareide's men now face a daunting trip to Turkey on Wednesday as they bid to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Smoke delay
The start of the match was delayed as smoke from flares enshrouded the pitch and, when play got under way, the Bosnians were the first to settle with Mirko Hrgović twice threatening Thomas Myhre's goal in the first ten minutes. Norway then had the ball in the back of the net after 13 minutes when Erik Hagen headed in Morten Gamst Pedersen's throw-in, but the referee's whistle had already blown. Five minutes later, Fuad Muzurović's team did open the scoring. Fredrik Strømstad conceded a free-kick after a challenge on Muslimović, and Misimović made the most of the opportunity by curling the ball into the top left corner from 25 metres.

Close finish
Norway pushed hard to get back on level terms yet both John Arne Riise and Carew were denied by impressive saves from Adnan Gušo. Bosnia-Herzegovina duly doubled their advantage in the 33rd minute thanks to Muslimović's strike into the bottom left corner, although Norway reduced arrears five minutes after the interval when Pedersen was felled in the area by Adnan Custovic. Carew stepped up to take the conversion and hammered the ball into the centre of the net, with Gušo diving to his right. Substitute Steffen Iversen should have salvaged a point for his side two minutes from time, but steered Pedersen's set-piece wide from close range.

Last updated: 25/03/07 17.09CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
MyhreThomas Myhre (GK)
2
BerberovićDžemal Berberović
Substitution58
3
HagenErik Hagen
Yellow Card39
4
NadarevićSafet Nadarević
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
5
BajićBranimir Bajić
6
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
6
KrunićBranislav Krunić
7
StrømstadFredrik Strømstad
Substitution62
8
DamjanovićDario Damjanović
Goal33
8
AndresenMartin Andresen (C)
9
MuslimovićZlatan Muslimović
10
CarewJohn Carew
Goal50
10
MisimovićZvjezdan Misimović (C)
Goal18
11
PedersenMorten Gamst Pedersen
Yellow Card90+3
11
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
22
HæstadKristofer Hæstad
15
ČustovićAdnan Čustović
Yellow Card2
Substitution82
24
Frode JohnsenFrode Johnsen
Substitution46
18
M. HrgovićMirko Hrgović
Yellow Card52
34
StorbækJarl André Storbæk
Substitution79
1
GušoAdnan Gušo (GK)

Substitutes

14
IversenSteffen Iversen
Substitution46
7
MusićVedin Musić
Substitution58
13
KippeFrode Kippe
3
ZebaZajko Zeba
23
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
19
BartolovićMladen Bartolović
31
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
14
MaletićDarko Maletić
Substitution82
19
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Substitution62
16
RadeljićIvan Radeljić
37
DahlChristoffer Dahl
12
MitrovićRomeo Mitrović (GK)
30
BrenneSimen Brenne
Substitution79
17
PandžaBoris Pandža

Coach

Åge Hareide (NOR) Blaz Sliškovic (SRB)

Referee

Mike Riley (ENG)

Assistant referees

Philip Sharp (ENG), Michael Mullarkey (ENG)

Fourth official

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

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