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Bosnia and Herzegovina bowl over Luxembourg

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.36CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Luxembourg
Bosnia and Herzegovina secured a UEFA EURO 2012 play-off place at the very least after a comfortable home victory against Luc Holtz's side.
Bosnia and Herzegovina bowl over Luxembourg
Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrate on of five unanswered goals against Luxembourg ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaLuxembourg

Goals scored5
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts18
 
2
Attempts on target10
 
1
Attempts off target5
 
0
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
1
Offsides11
 
1
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
8

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 22.36CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina bowl over Luxembourg

Bosnia and Herzegovina 5-0 Luxembourg
Bosnia and Herzegovina secured a UEFA EURO 2012 play-off place at the very least after a comfortable home victory against Luc Holtz's side.

Bosnia and Herzegovina guaranteed themselves a UEFA EURO 2012 play-off place at the very least after a comfortable home victory against Luxembourg.

The home side raced into a four-goal lead in just 36 minutes after Edin Džeko and Miralem Pjanić scored either side of Zvjezdan Misimović's double. Haris Medunjanin then completed the scoring six minutes after the restart. The result leaves Group D tightly poised at the top with the Bosnians requiring victory against France in Paris on Tuesday to pip Les Bleus to first place.

It took Safet Sušić's side just 12 minutes to open the scoring but they might have been in front as early as the fourth minute when Jonathan Joubert denied Džeko from close range after the Manchester City FC forward had been set up by Misimović's pass. The former VfL Wolfsburg striker soon made amends, however, when he headed Mensur Mujdža's cross past Joubert.

Within three minutes the hosts doubled their advantage when Misimović, after being fouled 18 metres out, curled the resultant free-kick into the net. Luxembourg had no answer to the onslaught and, midway through the first half, conceded again as Misimović, from the penalty spot, scored his 20th international goal, after Ante Bukvić had brought down Vedad Ibišević.

Nine minutes before half-time the home side scored the best goal of the night, Senad Lulić lofting the ball to the left from where Pjanić dispatched a volley from 16 meters that caught Joubert by surprise. It was the AS Roma playmaker's second goal against the country he once represented at youth level.

The second half was just six minutes old when Pjanić and Misimović combined to tee up Medunjanin, and though the goals dried up thereafter Sušić can now contemplate an intriguing decider at Stade de France, where Bosnia and Herzegovina, who remain a point behind Laurent Blanc's side, must win to qualify automatically for the finals. 

Last updated: 08/10/11 18.24CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

12
BegovićAsmir Begović (GK)
1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
3
PapacSaša Papac
3
BlaiseGuy Blaise
4
SpahićEmir Spahić (C)
4
BukvicAnte Bukvic
Yellow Card22
6
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Substitution59
5
SchnellTom Schnell
8
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Goal36
7
C. LeweckCharles Leweck
10
MisimovićZvjezdan Misimović
Goal15
Goal22
8
BettmerGilles Bettmer
11
DžekoEdin Džeko
Goal12
9
Daniel Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Substitution44
13
MujdžaMensur Mujdža
10
PayalBen Payal
14
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
14
LaterzaTom Laterza
Substitution83
16
LulićSenad Lulić
Substitution66
17
MutschMario Mutsch (C)
Yellow Card50
18
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
Goal51
Substitution64
18
GersonLars Gerson

Substitutes

1
HasagićKenan Hasagić (GK)
12
OberweisMarc Oberweis (GK)
2
PandžaBoris Pandža
6
SiebenalerTom Siebenaler
7
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
11
BensiStefano Bensi
9
MuslimovićZlatan Muslimović
13
JoachimAurélien Joachim
Substitution44
17
IbričićSenijad Ibričić
Substitution64
15
JänischMathias Jänisch
Substitution83
20
ZahirovićAdnan Zahirović
Substitution59
16
MoreiraClayton Moreira
21
MaletićDarko Maletić
Substitution66
20
JansLaurent Jans

Coach

Safet Sušić (BIH) Luc Holtz (LUX)

Referee

Lee Evans (WAL)

Assistant referees

Edward King (WAL), Alun Boore (WAL)

Fourth official

Huw Jones (WAL)

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