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Ibričić ignites impressive comeback

Published: Wednesday 16 August 2006, 19.45CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-2 Armenia Senijad Ibričić, Edin Džeko and Avdija Vršalević were all on target as the home side held off the spirited vistors.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Bilino polje Stadium

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaArmenia

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 1: NOR - BIH - ARM

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina11003213
Armenia Armenia100123-10
Norway Norway00000000
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Wednesday 16 August 2006, 19.45CET

Ibričić ignites impressive comeback

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-2 Armenia Senijad Ibričić, Edin Džeko and Avdija Vršalević were all on target as the home side held off the spirited vistors.

Senijad Ibričić, Edin Džeko and Avdija Vršalević were all on target as Bosnia-Herzegovina held off a spirited Armenia to begin their UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign with a 3-2 victory in Zenica.

Shock start
The home side made a sluggish start, however, and fell behind after 12 minutes when Aleksandr Petrosyan fired in an opportunistic strike. Bosnia-Herzegovina were soon level as Ibričić found the net with a fine free-kick and they went into half-time with a 2-1 lead after Džeko tapped in following a mazy run by Marko Maksimović. They pushed forward in search of a third goal after the restart but did not find it until eight minutes from time when Vršalević converted Jusuf Dajić's cross.

Norway await
Having begun the match so brightly, Armenia also finished on a positive note with Gevorg Ghazaryan making it 3-2 deep into injury time to raise hopes ahead of their next outing against Norway in Yerevan on 2 September. The Scandinavians will be favourites, though, and should everything go to form, their game at home to Bosnia-Herzegovina four days later will decide Group 1.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.42CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Armenia

Armenia

1
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
1
GasparyanEdgar Gasparyan (GK)
2
StjepanovićNemanja Stjepanović
2
V. AleksanyanValeri Aleksanyan
3
MemiševićDamir Memišević
3
StepanyanArtur Stepanyan
Substitution55
4
MaksumićAjdin Maksumić
4
MelkonyanSamvel Melkonyan (C)
Yellow Card63
5
PandžaBoris Pandža
5
ArzumanyanRobert Arzumanyan
6
MaksimovićMarko Maksimović
6
TigranyanArmen Tigranyan
7
PehlićEdin Pehlić
Substitution58
7
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan
Yellow Card16
Substitution62
8
HusićEdin Husić
Yellow Card79
Substitution85
8
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
Yellow Card12
9
JelićPetar Jelić (C)
9
PetrosyanAleksandr Petrosyan
Goal12
Substitution53
10
IbričićSenijad Ibričić
Goal16
10
G. GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Yellow Card56
Goal90+2
11
DžekoEdin Džeko
Goal38
Yellow Card73
Substitution78
11
E. ManucharyanEdgar Manucharyan

Substitutes

12
BaotićZdenko Baotić (GK)
12
MeliksetyanGrigor Meliksetyan (GK)
14
SmajićSulejman Smajić
Substitution85
14
SahakyanNorayr Sahakyan
Substitution62
15
VršajevićAvdija Vršajević
Substitution78
Goal82
16
GharabaghtsyanTigran Gharabaghtsyan
Substitution53
17
DajićJusuf Dajić
Substitution58
17
BalabekyanArsen Balabekyan
Substitution55
13
E. ČolićElvir Čolić
13
BaghdasaryanArtashes Baghdasaryan
16
PurićDario Purić
15
ChilingaryanHayk Chilingaryan
18
BubaloIvan Bubalo
18
H. GrigoryanHovhannes Grigoryan

Coach

Ibrahim Zukanovic (BIH) Samvel Petrosyan (ARM)

Referee

Radek Matějek (CZE)

Assistant referees

Martin Wilczek (CZE), Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Fourth official

Oldrich Racek (CZE)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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