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Spain in Bosnia and Herzegovina scare

Published: Thursday 10 October 2013, 23.31CET
Spain 3-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The holders rallied from a goal down against Vlado Jagodić's side to make it three wins from three in qualifying Group 4.
by Alberto Infantes Sanchez
from La Condomina
Spain in Bosnia and Herzegovina scare
Spain celebrate during the win in Murcia ©Real Murcia CF

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Published: Thursday 10 October 2013, 23.31CET

Spain in Bosnia and Herzegovina scare

Spain 3-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The holders rallied from a goal down against Vlado Jagodić's side to make it three wins from three in qualifying Group 4.

Holders Spain fell behind early against Bosnia and Herzegovina but battled back to maintain their perfect start to UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4.

Visiting captain Srdjan Grahovac silenced the home crowd 13 minutes in when he gave the visitors a surprise lead. Sergi Roberto equalised just before the half-hour and further goals from Saúl Ñiguez and Álvaro Morata ensured Mario Kvesić's late effort was mere consolation.

Things were going according to plan early on as Óliver Torres and Iker Muniain both went close for Spain, but Grahovac tore up the script with a brilliant strike from 25 metres. Neither Morata nor Roberto could turn in the ball on 21 minutes when presented with a great double chance, but the hosts were soon level as the latter nodded in an equaliser after Rubén Pardo's free-kick had been saved.

Ñiguez powered in a corner with his head shortly after the break, before Morata applied a cool finish to Roberto's centre. Aldin Čajić's perfect pass left Kvesić with a simple job of pulling one back in the 86th minute, but it proved too late to prevent the three points going to Spain.

Last updated: 05/06/15 8.29CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
PachecoFernando Pacheco (GK)
1
JajaloKristijan Jajalo (GK)
2
CarvajalDani Carvajal
4
JakupovićSead Jakupović
3
BernatJuan Bernat
5
SubićAleksandar Subić
Substitution70
4
AmatJordi Amat
6
KovačevićAdnan Kovačević
5
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
Goal50
7
MešanovićJasmin Mešanović
6
PardoRubén Pardo
Yellow Card72
9
MaletićMarko Maletić
Substitution60
7
MuniainIker Muniain (C)
Substitution66
10
GrahovacSrdjan Grahovac (C)
Goal13
Yellow Card45+1
8
Sergi RobertoSergi Roberto
Goal29
13
BarišićTomislav Barišić
9
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Goal69
Substitution84
14
BevabDino Bevab
10
Óliver TorresÓliver Torres
18
ČajićAldin Čajić
Yellow Card36
11
SarabiaPablo Sarabia
Substitution74
23
KrunićRade Krunić
Substitution82

Substitutes

13
SotresDani Sotres (GK)
12
PirićKenan Pirić (GK)
12
Javi ManquilloJavi Manquillo
8
PrcićSanjin Prcić
14
DeulofeuGerard Deulofeu
Substitution66
11
RunićNebojša Runić
15
JeséJesé
Substitution74
15
DuljevićHaris Duljević
Substitution70
16
ÍñiguezPablo Íñiguez
17
BekićAmer Bekić
Substitution60
17
SusoSuso
Substitution84
20
KvesićMario Kvesić
Substitution82
Goal86
18
Carles GilCarles Gil
21
GraovacDanijel Graovac

Coach

Julen Lopetegui (ESP) Vlado Jagodić (BIH)

Referee

Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krum Stoilov (BUL), Emil Vangelov (BUL)

Fourth official

Angel Bayaltsaliev (BUL)

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