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Bosnia and Herzegovina sneak past Albania

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 18.10CET
Albania 0-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mario Kvesić's first-half penalty was enough to help the visitors complete the double over the rock-bottom hosts in Group 4.
Bosnia and Herzegovina sneak past Albania
Arsid Kruja (No18) of Albania and Haris Duljević (right) of Bosnia and Herzegovina compete ©Lysien Nurishmi

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Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 18.10CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina sneak past Albania

Albania 0-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mario Kvesić's first-half penalty was enough to help the visitors complete the double over the rock-bottom hosts in Group 4.

Bosnia and Herzegovina heaped further misery on Albania as Mario Kvesić's penalty proved enough to inflict a fifth successive loss on the hosts.

The Bosnians' only points in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 had come in the reverse fixture in Zenica in June, and Vlado Jagodić's men repeated the trick courtesy of Kvesić's 38th-minute penalty which moved them level with third-placed Hungary on six points.

Haxhi Neziraj tested Kristijan Jajalo in the visiting goal with an early effort, but Albania were slowly pushed back and when Bosnian and Herzegovinian captain Jasmin Mešanović was fouled in the area by Amir Rrahmani, Kvesić did the business from the spot. Enis Kavazaj missed the target and Elvis Prençi worked the keeper as Albania tried to get back into it after half-time, but there was no way through and Jajalo's late stop from Gjelbrim Taipi ensured the hosts would not be opening their account tonight.

Last updated: 05/06/15 7.35CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011465/postmatch/report/index.html#bosnians+beat+albania

Lineups

Albania

Albania

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1
StrakoshaThoma Strakosha (GK)
1
JajaloKristijan Jajalo (GK)
Yellow Card90+2
2
HysajElseid Hysaj (C)
4
JakupovićSead Jakupović
Yellow Card15
4
PrençiElvis Prençi
6
KovačevićAdnan Kovačević
5
GjokajValentin Gjokaj
7
MešanovićJasmin Mešanović (C)
6
BunjakuImran Bunjaku
9
MaletićMarko Maletić
Yellow Card13
Substitution55
7
ShalaHerolind Shala
Substitution46
13
BarišićTomislav Barišić
9
F. HoxhaFabio Hoxha
Yellow Card28
Substitution34
14
BevabDino Bevab
10
GinoKlodian Gino
15
DuljevićHaris Duljević
Substitution85
11
NezirajHaxhi Neziraj
Substitution55
18
ČajićAldin Čajić
14
RrahmaniAmir Rrahmani
Yellow Card37
20
KvesićMario Kvesić
Goal38
Substitution80
18
KrujaArsid Kruja
23
KrunićRade Krunić

Substitutes

12
TeqjaAldo Teqja (GK)
12
PirićKenan Pirić (GK)
3
MatoshiShpend Matoshi
3
LetićBojan Letić
8
TaipiGjelbrim Taipi
Substitution55
8
PrcićSanjin Prcić
13
FejzullahuArbnor Fejzullahu
11
RunićNebojša Runić
Substitution80
15
QaqiHarallamb Qaqi
16
CimirotGojko Cimirot
16
MuriqiVedat Muriqi
Substitution46
17
BekićAmer Bekić
Substitution55
17
GavazajEnis Gavazaj
Substitution34
Yellow Card56
21
GraovacDanijel Graovac
Substitution85

Coach

Skënder Gega (ALB) Vlado Jagodić (BIH)

Referee

Sascha Amhof (SUI)

Assistant referees

Raffael Zeder (SUI), Alain Heiniger (SUI)

Fourth official

Fedayi San (SUI)

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