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Bosnia and Herzegovina defeat ten-man Albania

Published: Tuesday 7 June 2011, 22.59CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Albania
Safet Sušić's side are up to third in Group D of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying following a comfortable win against their visitors in Zenica.
by Jasmin Ligata
from Bilino Polje stadium
Bosnia and Herzegovina defeat ten-man Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate as they moved third in Group D ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaAlbania

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts20
 
6
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners10
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed14
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
13

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 June 2011, 22.59CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina defeat ten-man Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 Albania
Safet Sušić's side are up to third in Group D of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying following a comfortable win against their visitors in Zenica.

Beaten 3-0 by Romania on Friday, Bosnia and Herzegovina bounced back to defeat Albania 2-0 and move into third place in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group D.

Safet Sušić's team are now three points off section leaders France and two behind Belarus, having played one game less than the latter. Haris Medunjanin gave them the lead midway through the second half in Zenica, but it was not until the closing stages that victory was assured. Andi Lila's 87th-minute dismissal gave Albania even more of an uphill struggle and Darko Maletić's added-time strike ended their resistance once and for all.

It was Miralem Pjanić, though, who had the hosts' first chance to register on 13 minutes, shooting narrowly wide following neat interplay with Zvjezdan Misimović. Emir Spahić was the next culprit, missing with a header from Pjanić's throw, before Misimović did find the target from 16 metres only to be thwarted by Saimir Ujkani.

Edin Džeko was also guilty of spurning a decent opening after the break, though he was given a reprieve within a minute when Medunjanin beat Ujkani after exchanging passes with Boris Pandža. Second-half substitute Lila was shown a straight red card late on and Bosnia and Herzegovina capitalised through Maletić. They resume their campaign in Belarus on 2 September, when Albania host France.

Last updated: 08/06/11 19.23CET

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