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Belgium make point at Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published: Monday 13 October 2014, 23.10CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1 Belgium
Radja Nainggolan struck six minutes after half-time as Belgium left the home side still seeking their first win in Group B.
by Fedja Krvavac
from Bilino polje Zenica

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Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaBelgium

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)41
 
59
Total attempts12
 
20
on target3
 
8
off target5
 
8
blocked4
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
6
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
8
Fouls suffered8
 
8

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Published: Monday 13 October 2014, 23.10CET

Belgium make point at Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1 Belgium
Radja Nainggolan struck six minutes after half-time as Belgium left the home side still seeking their first win in Group B.

Radja Nainggolan scores second goal in eight internationals
Belgium manage 16 shots on goal to the home side's eight
Bosnia and Herzegovina remain second from bottom in Group B
Next games: Israel v Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium v Wales (16 November) 

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgium had to be content with a point apiece after an end-to-end UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier.

The onus was on the hosts after managing just a point from their first two Group B fixtures and they did not disappoint the crowd in Zenica. After surviving early scares they forged ahead through Edin Džeko before the half-hour mark, the striker converting after Miralem Pjanić's pullback. Belgium responded immediately – and eventually restored parity through Radja Nainggolan after half-time.

It was perhaps little more than Belgium deserved, given they could have been 2-0 up inside seven minutes had Divock Origi made the most of two opportunities. Eden Hazard also tested Asmir Begović before the Bosnians awoke as an attacking force. Muhamed Bešić troubled Thibaut Courtois and Tino-Sven Sušić sent a free-kick centimetres over before Džeko struck.

Belgium regained the initiative, going close through Jan Verthongen and Romelu Lukaku, though after Nainggolan rifled in they again eased off – almost fatally. Džeko wasted one opening while it took a desperate intervention from Vincent Kompany to deny Pjanić as he bore down on Courtois. The match opened up, though ultimately ending in a draw that will suit Belgium more.

Last updated: 03/06/15 2.55CET

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