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Spain march past Bosnia and Herzegovina in style

Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 22.55CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-6 Spain
A handsome win put Julen Lopetegui's side six points clear in qualifying Group 4.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Bilino Polje
Spain march past Bosnia and Herzegovina in style
Tomislav Barišić and Saúl Ñiguez compete in Zenica ©Fedja Krvavac

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Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 22.55CET

Spain march past Bosnia and Herzegovina in style

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-6 Spain
A handsome win put Julen Lopetegui's side six points clear in qualifying Group 4.

Holders Spain maintained their perfect form in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4, as they saw off Bosnia and Herzegovina in emphatic style to close in on a play-off place.

Despite suffering an early scare as Sanjin Prcić put the hosts ahead, Julen Lopetegui's side pulled themselves six points clear in the section with a powerful response. After Tomislav Barišić's own goal, Óliver Torres's double was supplemented by Álvaro Morata and Gerard Deulofeu penalties, while Iker Muniain also registered to leave daylight between Spain and second-placed Austria with three games to play.

In a frantic start Muniain hit the post but it was Vlado Jagodić's men who went ahead in the 15th minute as Goran Zakarić burst down the centre and slipped Prcić into the area, allowing the midfielder to drill into the net. As ever Spain controlled possession, and were rewarded on 33 minutes as Deulofeu's cross from the right deflected past Kristijan Jajalo via the body of Barišić. That unfortunate intervention opened the floodgates as Torres put Spain ahead from five metres before Dino Bevab brought down Deulofeu in the box allowing Morata to score his eighth in qualifying from the spot before the interval.

Everton FC man Deulofeu struck the post after the restart before providing the assist for Muniain to make it 4-1, and Sergi Roberto set up Torres for the midfielder's second on 65 minutes. Deulofeu rounded off the scoring with the goal his performance deserved, firing in a spot kick after Adnan Kovačević had brought down Morata.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.24CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spain

Spain

1
JajaloKristijan Jajalo (GK)
Yellow Card68
1
PachecoFernando Pacheco (GK)
5
HajrovićSead Hajrović
2
CarvajalDani Carvajal
6
KovačevićAdnan Kovačević
3
BernatJuan Bernat
Yellow Card43
7
MešanovićJasmin Mešanović
Yellow Card40
4
Sergi GómezSergi Gómez
8
PrcićSanjin Prcić
Goal15
5
AmatJordi Amat
10
GrahovacSrdjan Grahovac (C)
6
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
Yellow Card40
Substitution55
11
ZakarićGoran Zakarić
Substitution84
7
MuniainIker Muniain (C)
Goal61
Substitution62
13
BarišićTomislav Barišić
Goal33
8
Sergi RobertoSergi Roberto
14
BevabDino Bevab
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution46
9
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Goal45+4
Substitution70
18
ČajićAldin Čajić
Yellow Card13
Substitution69
10
Óliver TorresÓliver Torres
Goal44
Goal65
23
KrunićRade Krunić
11
DeulofeuGerard Deulofeu
Goal69

Substitutes

12
PirićKenan Pirić (GK)
13
ArrizabalagaKepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
2
GraovacDanijel Graovac
12
Marc MuniesaMarc Muniesa
3
LetićBojan Letić
Substitution46
14
Javi ManquilloJavi Manquillo
15
DuljevićHaris Duljević
Substitution84
15
DarderSergi Darder
Substitution55
17
BekićAmer Bekić
16
Carles GilCarles Gil
20
KvesićMario Kvesić
Substitution69
17
Rubén GarcíaRubén García
Substitution70
21
ŠpikićJozo Špikić
18
SamperioJairo Samperio
Substitution62

Coach

Vlado Jagodić (BIH) Julen Lopetegui (ESP)

Referee

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Hummelgaard (DEN), Henrik Larsen (DEN)

Fourth official

Peter Kjaesgaard-Andersen (DEN)

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