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Pjanić pulls Bosnian strings in Luxembourg

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.30CET
Luxembourg 0-3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Miralem Pjanić set up one and scored another as Safet Sušić's side secured a comfortable away success in Group D.
by Giovanni de Paola
from Stade Josy Barthel
Pjanić pulls Bosnian strings in Luxembourg
Miralem Pjanić was the star of the show for Bosnia and Herzegovina ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LuxembourgBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts3
 
13
Attempts on target1
 
7
Attempts off target2
 
4
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
5
Offsides2
 
5
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
13

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.30CET

Pjanić pulls Bosnian strings in Luxembourg

Luxembourg 0-3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Miralem Pjanić set up one and scored another as Safet Sušić's side secured a comfortable away success in Group D.

Bosnia and Herzegovina made a solid start to UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group D with a confident victory in Luxembourg thanks to first-half strikes from Senijad Ibričić, Miralem Pjanić and Edin Džeko.

Olympique Lyonnais attacking midfielder Pjanić pulled the strings at the Stade Josy Barthel as the home side were forced onto the back foot throughout the opening 45 minutes. His cross teed up HNK Hajduk Split midfielder Ibričić for the Bosnians' sixth-minute opener, and the home side had barely had time to regroup before goalkeeper Jonathan Joubert was beaten again, Pjanić's free-kick from distance clearing the Luxembourg wall and finding the net.

The game was effectively over as a contest by the 16th minute, a great through ball from Zvezdjan Misimović allowing VfL Wolfsburg striker Džeko to advance on the unprotected goalkeeper and score. From then on Safet Sušić's men seemed happy to conserve their energy, mindful perhaps that France are their next opponents in Sarajevo on Tuesday.

There could still have been more goals; Vedad Ibišević turned and shot 16 minutes from the end, but Joubert kept his effort out. With a goal and an assist to his name Pjanić was substituted after 77 minutes but chances continued to come, Ermin Zec's delivery from the right finding Džeko only for his header to flash wide. Luxembourg will hope for an easier night as they visit Albania next week.

Last updated: 03/09/10 23.07CET

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Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
1
HasagićKenan Hasagić (GK)
2
KintzigerKim Kintziger
4
SpahićEmir Spahić (C)
3
JänischMathias Jänisch
6
RahimićElvir Rahimić
Substitution68
4
HoffmannEric Hoffmann
Yellow Card11
8
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Goal12
Substitution78
5
SchnellTom Schnell
10
MisimovićZvjezdan Misimović
6
PetersRené Peters (C)
11
DžekoEdin Džeko
Goal16
7
BensiStefano Bensi
Yellow Card38
Substitution46
13
NadarevićSafet Nadarević
8
BettmerGilles Bettmer
Substitution86
14
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
11
ColletteDan Collette
Substitution76
16
LulićSenad Lulić
17
MutschMario Mutsch
17
IbričićSenijad Ibričić
Goal6
Substitution73
18
GersonLars Gerson
18
MujdžaMensur Mujdža

Substitutes

12
OberweisMarc Oberweis (GK)
12
BegovićAsmir Begović (GK)
9
Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Substitution76
2
JahićSanel Jahić
Substitution68
10
KitengeJoël Kitenge
Substitution46
3
PandžaBoris Pandža
13
LaterzaTom Laterza
Substitution86
5
MravacAdnan Mravac
14
BukvicAnte Bukvic
7
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
15
PedroJoël Pedro
9
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
Substitution73
16
MartinoMassimo Martino
15
ZecErmin Zec
Substitution78

Coach

Michel Ney (LUX) Safet Sušić (BIH)

Referee

Veaceslav Banari (MDA)

Assistant referees

Anatolie Bodean (MDA), Andrei Bodean (MDA)

Fourth official

Iuri Covtun (MDA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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