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Bosnia and Herzegovina oust nine-man Belarus

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 22.45CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina ended nine-man Belarus's hopes after Zvjezdan Misimović struck late to narrow France's lead to one point.
by Jasmin Ligata
from Bilino Polje Stadium
Bosnia and Herzegovina oust nine-man Belarus
Senad Lulić comes under pressure from Belarus's Igor Shitov ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaBelarus

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts9
 
6
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target4
 
4
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners11
 
3
Offsides8
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
9
Red Cards0
2
Fouls committed17
 
22
Fouls suffered20
 
16

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 22.45CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina oust nine-man Belarus

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina ended nine-man Belarus's hopes after Zvjezdan Misimović struck late to narrow France's lead to one point.

Bosnia and Herzegovina shut the door on nine-man Belarus's UEFA EURO 2012 hopes after substitute Zvjezdan Misimović's late goal inflicted a second defeat in five days on Bernd Stange's side.

Misimović's strike ensured that Bosnia and Herzegovina followed up their 2-0 victory in Minsk on Friday and left them well placed to claim at least a play-off spot in Group D. Safet Sušić's team had entered the double-header two points behind Belarus but now stand four clear, one point shy of leaders France whom they face in a decisive-looking final qualifier in Paris on 11 October, four days hosting Luxembourg.

For Belarus a campaign that began so brightly with a 1-0 win in France has fallen apart in the past week and they have now slipped to fourth in the standings below Romania as well. They lost Timofei Kalachev to a second yellow card after 34 minutes in Zenica and then lost another man with five minutes remaining when Aleksandr Martynovich collected the second of his two yellow cards. Two minutes later home captain Edin Džeko teed up Misimović to fire home from 18 metres and seal Belarus's fate.

Both players had earlier missed good opportunities, Džeko missing the target after 16 minutes before Misimović skimmed the woodwork in the second half after a fine piece of individual play. Eventually, Bosnia and Herzegovina made their supremacy tell and the consequence for Belarus is that they will visit Romania on 7 October with only pride to play for.

Last updated: 06/09/11 23.04CET

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