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Late rally keeps Wales on course

Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 19.18CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-2 Wales
Ched Evans completed a late fightback as Wales stretched their advantage in Group 10 to four points.
Late rally keeps Wales on course
Action from Wales' 2-1 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaWales

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 10: FRA / ROU / BIH / WAL / MLT

PPts
Wales Wales615
Romania Romania511
France France611
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina63
Malta Malta73
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 19.18CET

Late rally keeps Wales on course

Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-2 Wales
Ched Evans completed a late fightback as Wales stretched their advantage in Group 10 to four points.

Wales struck twice in the last three minutes to claim a 2-1 victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina which stretched their advantage to four points atop UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 10.

Great run
After losing their opening match to France last September, Brian Flynn's side have now won five qualifiers in a row to move clear of Romania – second with a game in hand – and Les Bleuets, both of whom have eleven points. However, Wales had to endure an uncomfortable afternoon in Sarajevo after Bosnia-Herzegovina took the lead through Boubacar Dialiba in the 59th minute, the Senegal-born player converting a pass from captain Petar Jelić.

Zec blow
The home team, under the command of new coach Branimir Tulic, were forced to play the final five minutes with ten men after Ermin Zec was withdrawn through injury – and with the hosts' three substitutes used, Wales took almost immediate advantage. Skipper Joe Jacobson provided the assist for substitute Simon Church to equalise, before indifferent defending cost the Bosnians again as Michael Williams played in Ched Evans for an improbable winner.

Romania matches
Wales complete their group-stage campaign with home (20 August) and away (10 September) fixtures against Romania. Only the group winners are guaranteed a berth in October's qualifying play-off matches.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.51CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wales

Wales

8
AganovicAdmir Aganovic
Yellow Card28
7
AllenJoe Allen
Yellow Card30
Substitution55
3
BenovićVukašin Benović
10
EvansChed Evans
Goal88
1
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
5
GunterChris Gunter
4
ČejvanovićKenan Čejvanović
3
JacobsonJoseph Jacobson (C)
16
ČovićMehmedalija Čović
11
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
7
JelićPetar Jelić (C)
Substitution61
8
RamseyAaron Ramsey
Substitution72
9
ZecErmin Zec
Yellow Card77
9
VokesSam Vokes
Yellow Card62
Substitution72
5
CocalicEdin Cocalic
1
O. WilliamsOwain Williams (GK)
2
E. ČolićElvir Čolić
14
WilliamsMichael Williams
6
MasicEldin Masic
Yellow Card78
Substitution79
6
WilliamsRhys Williams
Yellow Card46
11
Boubacar DalibaDiabang Boubacar Daliba
Goal59
Substitution72
4
CollisonJack Collison

Substitutes

13
PurićDario Purić
Substitution61
16
BradleyMark Bradley
Substitution72
14
LikicAdnan Likic
18
ChurchSimon Church
Substitution72
Goal87
12
ŠehićIbrahim Šehić
21
R. TaylorRhys Taylor (GK)
10
HandžićHaris Handžić
Substitution72
2
K. EdwardsKai Edwards
15
SeslijaBranko Seslija
12
BaseyGrant Basey
17
VranješOgnjen Vranješ
15
WilsonJames Wilson
18
KožulDanijel Kožul
Substitution79
17
BrownJonathan Brown
Substitution55

Coach

Branimir Tulić (BIH) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Viachaslau Bykov (BLR), Stanislav Savitski (BLR)

Fourth official

Valeri Velichko (BLR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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