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Frejlach sends Czechs through

Published: Tuesday 10 October 2006, 22.30CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-1 Czech Republic (agg: 2-3) Tomáš Frejlach scored in the 83rd minute to deny Bosnia-Herzegovina a first finals appearance.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Sarajevo

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaCzech Republic

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Tuesday 10 October 2006, 22.30CET

Frejlach sends Czechs through

Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-1 Czech Republic (agg: 2-3) Tomáš Frejlach scored in the 83rd minute to deny Bosnia-Herzegovina a first finals appearance.

The Czech Republic had to survive an almighty scare to defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-2 on aggregate and seal a return to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals.

Frejlach decisive
The Czechs, who won the competition in 2002 before missing out on qualification to the next two tournaments, won Friday's first leg 2-1 but were seven minutes away from elimination on the away-goals rule tonight following Sejad Salihović's 52nd-minute opener for the home side in Sarajevo. That changed when Tomáš Frejlach levelled in the 83rd minute to deny the Bosnians what would have been a first appearance in a UEFA final tournament at any level.

Early chance

Bosnia-Herzegovina were first out of the blocks in front of a raucous home crowd, forward Vedad Ibišević shooting over after finding himself well place in the second minute. That was to prove typical of what lay ahead in the opening 45 minutes, with Salihović and Damir Memišević both forcing visiting goalkeeper Zdeněk Zlámal into action while the visitors were content to sit on their lead.

Frejlach goal
Salihović was not to be denied soon after the restart, though, as the midfielder rifled in a superb shot from 30 minutes to spark huge celebrations. Yet Bosnia-Herzegovina's attempts to add to that tally would be met with stern resistance, and the Czech Republic took full advantage of the home defence tiring late on as Daniel Pudil laid on the winning goal for Frejlach.

Coach's regrets
"We had it in our own hands and didn't succeed," lamented home coach Ibrahim Zukanović. "But it was bad luck that we didn't qualify and I congratulate my players on their best performance ever."

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.40CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1
BaotićZdenko Baotić (GK)
1
ZlámalZdeněk Zlámal (GK)
2
MuharemovićVeldin Muharemović
2
KaufmanJosef Kaufman
3
MemiševićDamir Memišević
Yellow Card54
3
LatkaMartin Latka (C)
4
MaksimovićMarko Maksimović (C)
Yellow Card90+5
4
HubníkRoman Hubník
5
PandžaBoris Pandža
5
KadlecMichal Kadlec
6
ČovićMehmedalija Čović
6
ŠvecMichal Švec
Yellow Card22
7
DajićJusuf Dajić
Substitution85
7
JandaPetr Janda
Substitution55
8
SalihovićSejad Salihović
Yellow Card52
Goal52
8
FrejlachTomáš Frejlach
Goal82
9
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
Yellow Card79
9
HolendaJan Holenda
Substitution74
10
SmajićSulejman Smajić
Substitution77
10
KolářDaniel Kolář
Substitution88
11
DžekoEdin Džeko
11
PudilDaniel Pudil
Yellow Card35

Substitutes

12
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
16
CernyTomáš Cerny (GK)
13
StjepanovićNemanja Stjepanović
Substitution85
13
BlažekJan Blažek
Substitution74
16
VršajevićAvdija Vršajević
Substitution77
14
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Substitution55
Yellow Card89
14
HusićEdin Husić
17
HolekMario Holek
Substitution88
15
RascicAlmir Rascic
12
KleinMartin Klein
17
DamjanovićNemanja Damjanović
15
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
18
KnakalMartin Knakal

Coach

Ibrahim Zukanovic (BIH) Ladislav Škorpil (CZE)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Alex Verstraeten (BEL), Dirk Gilon (BEL)

Fourth official

Peter Jordens (BEL)

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