Bilino Polje - Zenica 16/10/2012 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Lithuania
3-0
 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina floor Lithuania

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.43CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Lithuania
Vedad Ibišević, Edin Džeko and Miralem Pjanić struck in the space of 13 first-half minutes to keep the home side top of Group G.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Bilino Polje Stadium
Bosnia and Herzegovina floor Lithuania
Vedad Ibišević celebrates opening the scoring in Zenica ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lithuania

3

Goals scored

0

11

Total attempts

12

6

Attempts on target

3

2

off target

7

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

5

4

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

8

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.43CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina floor Lithuania

Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Lithuania
Vedad Ibišević, Edin Džeko and Miralem Pjanić struck in the space of 13 first-half minutes to keep the home side top of Group G.

Bosnia and Herzegovina kept up the pace at the top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G with a confident success against Lithuania in Zenica.

Three goals in the space of 13 first-half minutes proved to be the visitors' undoing, with a powerful Vedad Ibišević effort, a 26th international strike from Edin Džeko and a close-range finish for Miralem Pjanić  – the last being just reward for Pjanić having set up his team's first two goals.

An early scare saw Valdemar Borovskij round Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begović, but Ognjen Vranješ rescued his side. It was a miss that Lithuania were soon to regret. Zvjezdan Misimović fired one effort over before Pjanić supplied the ammunition for Ibišević to drill in the hosts' first from inside the box on 28 minutes.

The same two players combined shortly afterwards, but while Lithuania goalkeeper Žydrunas Karčemarskas was alive to the danger, he could do nothing to prevent Džeko getting on the end of another Pjanić delivery on 35 minutes. The assist-provider was rewarded for his efforts as he finished off a move involving Vranješ, Senad Lulić and Džeko with a shot from five metres.

Safet Sušić's charges top the table, and will look to put clear water between themselves and second-ranked Greece when the countries meet in Zenica in March.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.06CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lithuania

Lithuania

1Asmir Begović (GK)1Žydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
4Emir Spahić (C)2Deividas Šemberas (C)
8Miralem Pjanić
41
66
3Ramūnas Radavičius
46
9Vedad Ibišević
28
4Tadas Kijanskas
10Zvjezdan Misimović6Marius Žaliukas
90+2
11Edin Džeko
35
11Tadas Labukas
66
13Mensur Mujdža
59
15Arūnas Klimavičius
80
14Adnan Zahirović18Mindaugas Panka
85
15Sejad Salihović19Arvydas Novikovas
16Senad Lulić
74
20Valdemar Borovskij
90+2
19Ognjen Vranješ23Marius Stankevičius

Substitutes

22Asmir Avdukić (GK)12Ernestas Šetkus (GK)
12Ibrahim Šehić (GK)21Emilijus Zubas (GK)
2Avdija Vršajević
59
5Vytautas Andriuškevičius
3Muamer Svraka9Tomas Danilevičius
5Toni Šunjić10Darvydas Šernas
46
6Muhamed Bešić14Linas Pilibaitis
85
7Miroslav Stevanović
66
80
16Karolis Chvedukas
17Senijad Ibričić17Arturas Rimkevičius
66
18Haris Medunjanin22Georgas Freidgeimas
20Ivan Sesar
21Ervin Zukanovic
74

Coach

Safet Sušić (BIH) Csaba László (HUN)

Referee

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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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