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Bosnia and Herzegovina wear Romania down

Published: Saturday 26 March 2011, 21.15CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 Romania
Edin Džeko struck seven minutes from the end to complete a fine victory for Safet Sušić's side after they had initially fallen behind in Zenica.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Bilino Polje Stadium
Bosnia and Herzegovina wear Romania down
Match-winner Edin Džeko celebrates his winning goal ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaRomania

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts20
 
5
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target9
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners10
 
0
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
12

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 26 March 2011, 21.15CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina wear Romania down

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 Romania
Edin Džeko struck seven minutes from the end to complete a fine victory for Safet Sušić's side after they had initially fallen behind in Zenica.

Pressure paid off for Bosnia and Herzegovina as goals from Vedad Ibišević and Edin Džeko helped them overturn a first-half deficit at home against Romania in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group D.

With Romania resolved to hitting their hosts on the break, Ciprian Marica put the away side ahead with a thunderous volley on 29 minutes, but Bosnia and Herzegovina's commitment to attack was eventually rewarded. Ibišević headed them back on level terms just after the hour mark and Manchester City FC marksman Džeko had the last word, jabbing home from close range with seven minutes to go.

Zvjezdan Misimović tested the nerves of Romania goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon with a 25-metre free-kick that went narrowly wide, and the visitors No1 was called on to keep out Džeko on 22 minutes, before his team went ahead. Marica chested down Răzvan Raţ's ball from the right and smashed it past Kenan Hasagić on the volley. Before the interval, Pantilimon was on duty again, making a fine save from Misimović.

Bosnia and Herzegovina kept pushing after the break and eventually wore their guests down. Ibišević rose high to send Misimović's free-kick past Pantilimon, before Romania were unable to clear an Miralem Pjanić corner knocked on by Emir Spahić on 83 minutes, allowing Džeko to add the crucial final touch. Pantilimon continued to be busy in the closing stages, with Răzvan Lucescu's side still waiting for their first win in Group D. As for the victors, they lie five points behind leaders France in fourth, though boast a game in hand ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Luxembourg.

Last updated: 27/03/11 21.15CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Romania

Romania

1
HasagićKenan Hasagić (GK)
1
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
4
SpahićEmir Spahić (C)
3
RaţRăzvan Raţ
5
MravacAdnan Mravac
4
TamaşGabriel Tamaş (C)
6
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Yellow Card78
6
AlexaDan Alexa
8
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Goal29
10
MisimovićZvjezdan Misimović
Substitution81
10
MutuAdrian Mutu
11
DžekoEdin Džeko
Goal83
11
TorjeGabriel Torje
Substitution70
13
MujdžaMensur Mujdža
13
RâpăCornel Râpă
14
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
Yellow Card54
Goal63
Substitution76
15
GoianDorin Goian
16
LulićSenad Lulić
19
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
Substitution76
18
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
Substitution70
20
DeacCiprian Deac
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
ŠehićIbrahim Šehić (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
2
MaletićDarko Maletić
Substitution70
7
ZicuIanis Zicu
Substitution85
3
PandžaBoris Pandža
8
RopotanAdrian Ropotan
Substitution76
7
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
14
StancuBogdan Stancu
9
MuslimovićZlatan Muslimović
Substitution76
16
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
15
BešićMuhamed Bešić
21
CocişRăzvan Cociş
Substitution70
17
IbričićSenijad Ibričić
Substitution81
22
MureşanGabriel Mureşan

Coach

Safet Sušić (BIH) Răzvan Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP), José Miranda (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

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