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Bosnia and Herzegovina in play-offs, Cyprus out

Published: Tuesday 13 October 2015, 22.38CET
Cyprus 2-3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mehmed Baždarević's side kept alive hopes of a first UEFA EURO as two goal Haris Medunjanin helped secure a play-off spot at Cyprus's expense.

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Match statistics

CyprusBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored2
 
3
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts9
 
12
on target3
 
5
off target5
 
5
blocked1
 
2
against woodwork0
1
Corners11
 
2
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
8

Standings

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Tuesday 13 October 2015, 22.38CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina in play-offs, Cyprus out

Cyprus 2-3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mehmed Baždarević's side kept alive hopes of a first UEFA EURO as two goal Haris Medunjanin helped secure a play-off spot at Cyprus's expense.

  • Haris Medunjanin opens scoring with brilliant curling effort
  • Nestor Mytidis and Constantinos Charalambides reply with goals for hosts
  • Medunjanin then nets again, over two years after previous international strike
  • Substitute Milan Djurić heads winning goal in second half
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina secure second away triumph in five Group B games

Bosnia and Herzegovina earned a play-off spot that keeps alive their UEFA EURO 2016 qualification bid as two strikes from Haris Medunjanin and another from Milan Djurić killed off Cyprus's hopes of progress despite goals from Nestor Mytidis and Constantinos Charalambides. 

Medunjanin was without an international goal in over two years but ended his wait in style by scoring the first and last of four first-half goals, with Charalampos Christodoulou's team threatening to pull off a repeat of their 2-1 victory when the sides met over a year ago on matchday one. Substitute Milan Djurić then headed in the deciding goal on 67 minutes to assure Mehmed Baždarević's men of third place in Group B.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's all-time leading marksman Edin Džeko was only fit enough to make the substitutes' bench, but the visitors still appeared to have plenty of potency in attack. Medunjanin curled in brilliantly on 13 minutes with a first-time effort from just outside the area, before they fashioned another fine chance only for Vedad Ibišević to strike the outside of the post.

However, Cyprus looked equally dangerous and might have drawn level when Asmir Begović dropped a Vincent Laban free-kick, before the goalkeeper made amends by saving when Mytidis seemed certain to slot into a vacant net. The hosts did equalise with 32 minutes gone as Begović failed to keep out George Efrem's effort and Charalambides tapped in.

Mytidis put Cyprus ahead on 41 minutes as he met a low cross from Constantinos Makridis at the near post, before an unmarked Medunjanin crashed in Senad Lulić's centre to restore parity three minutes later.

Lulić provided another assist as Djurić capped off the scoring seven minutes after coming onto the pitch, rising above his marker at the back post to plant in a header that sealed his country's place in Sunday's play-off draw at the expense of Cyprus and Israel, who lost 3-1 in Belgium.

Last updated: 12/11/15 23.45CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2014069/postmatch/report/index.html#bosnians+into+play+offs

Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
GiorgallidesAntonis Giorgallides (GK)
1
BegovićAsmir Begović (GK) (C)
Yellow Card51
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
Yellow Card81
4
SpahićEmir Spahić
5
DemetriouJason Demetriou
6
VranješOgnjen Vranješ
9
MytidisNestor Mytidis
Goal41
8
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
Goal13
Goal44
10
CharalambidesCostas Charalambides (C)
Goal32
Substitution83
9
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
13
MakridisConstantinos Makridis
10
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Yellow Card65
Substitution85
14
LabanVincent Laban
Substitution75
13
MujdžaMensur Mujdža
Yellow Card80
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades
15
ŠunjićToni Šunjić
17
EfremGeorge Efrem
16
LulićSenad Lulić
19
LaifisKostas Laifis
17
ZukanovicErvin Zukanovic
Substitution60
23
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou
Yellow Card36
Substitution65
19
VišćaEdin Višća
Substitution79

Substitutes

22
PanayiKostas Panayi (GK)
12
ŠehićIbrahim Šehić (GK)
12
NegriAlexandre Negri (GK)
22
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
3
E. CharalambousElias Charalambous
2
GrahovacSrdjan Grahovac
4
MerkisGiorgos Merkis
3
BičakčićErmin Bičakčić
Substitution79
6
AngeliAngelis Angeli
5
AničićMarin Aničić
7
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis
Substitution75
7
VranjesStojan Vranjes
8
KyriakouCharis Kyriakou
11
DžekoEdin Džeko
11
EconomidesGeorgios Economides
Substitution65
14
DjurićMilan Djurić
Substitution60
Goal67
Yellow Card70
16
KolokoudiasGeorgios Kolokoudias
Substitution83
18
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
18
ArtymatasKostakis Artymatas
20
I. HajrovicIzet Hajrovic
20
KastanosGrigoris Kastanos
21
HadžićAnel Hadžić
21
MakrisAntreas Makris
23
SalihovićSejad Salihović
Substitution85

Coach

Charalampos Christodoulou (CYP) Mehmed Baždarević (BIH)

Referee

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

Assistant referees

John Brooks (ENG), Lee Betts (ENG)

Fourth official

Jake Collin (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Martin Atkinson (ENG), Robert Madley (ENG)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution