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Impressive Bosnia halt Wales charge

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 2.55CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 Wales
The home side picked up their maiden win in Group 3 and in turn condemned leaders Wales to their first defeat of the campaign.
Impressive Bosnia halt Wales charge
Bosnia-Herzegovina line up before their qualifier against Wales ©Fedja Krvavac
Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 2.55CET

Impressive Bosnia halt Wales charge

Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 Wales
The home side picked up their maiden win in Group 3 and in turn condemned leaders Wales to their first defeat of the campaign.

Bosnia-Herzegovina gained their maiden victory in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying and in turn condemned Group 3 leaders Wales to their first defeat of the campaign.

Missed chance
The visitors looked set to establish a seven-point lead over second-placed Hungary when Joe Allen struck after five minutes in Sarajevo. Anes Haurdić, however, equalised just before the half-hour mark and then claimed a second midway through the second period, leaving Wales four points ahead of Hungary, who have two games in hand.

Penalty saved
Allen gave Wales the lead with a close-range finish before Haurdić levelled on 29 minutes, leaving two defenders trailing in his wake and beating goalkeeper Chris Maxwell. Nemanja Bilbija then narrowly failed to convert Muhamed Mujić's cross while six minutes after the break the former's header was kept out by Maxwell. The Wales No1 saved Nenad Kiso's spot-kick on the hour after Darcey Blake upended Bilbija but his heroics ultimately proved in vain as Haurdić finished off Ivan Sesar's pass five minutes later.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.49CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wales

Wales

1
ŠehićIbrahim Šehić (GK) (C)
Yellow Card73
1
MaxwellChris Maxwell (GK)
2
VranješOgnjen Vranješ
3
N. TaylorNeil Taylor
3
SavićBoris Savić
4
KingAndy King (C)
4
BunozaGordan Bunoza
5
BlakeDarcy Blake
Yellow Card62
5
ŠunjićToni Šunjić
6
RibeiroChristian Ribeiro
6
KisoNenad Kiso
Penalty62
7
AllenJoe Allen
Goal5
7
MujićMuhamed Mujić
Substitution75
8
BradleyMark Bradley
8
SesarIvan Sesar
9
ChurchSimon Church
9
BilbijaNemanja Bilbija
Substitution87
10
EvansChed Evans
10
HaurdićAnes Haurdić
Goal29
Goal66
Substitution89
13
MatthewsAdam Matthews
Substitution46
11
SubašićMuhamed Subašić
18
VokesSam Vokes
Substitution57

Substitutes

12
HamzićDino Hamzić (GK)
12
CornellDavid Cornell (GK)
13
TodorovićOgnjen Todorović
2
RichardsAshley Richards
Substitution46
14
MiljkovićEmil Miljković
Substitution75
11
MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
Substitution57
15
M. SušićMateo Sušić
14
WilsonJames Wilson
16
ŽajaMirko Žaja
Substitution87
15
MorrisAaron Morris
17
SakanDuško Sakan
Substitution89
16
WilliamsMarc Williams
18
GlavinaJure Glavina
17
ChamberlainElliott Chamberlain

Coach

Branimir Tulić (BIH) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Petteri Kari (FIN)

Assistant referees

Teijo Kotinurmi (FIN), Jonas Turunen (FIN)

Fourth official

Ville Järvenpää (FIN)

Legend:

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