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Israel cruise past Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 22.47CET
Israel 3-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The hosts made it three Group B wins from three as they comfortably overcame the ten-man visitors in Haifa to go top of the section.
by Boaz Goren
from Itztadion Sammy Ofer

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Match statistics

IsraelBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)59
 
41
Total attempts15
 
14
on target10
 
3
off target4
 
8
blocked1
 
3
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners2
 
3
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed5
 
15
Fouls suffered15
 
5

Standings

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Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 22.47CET

Israel cruise past Bosnia and Herzegovina

Israel 3-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The hosts made it three Group B wins from three as they comfortably overcame the ten-man visitors in Haifa to go top of the section.

Israel go top of Group B with dominant home win
• Gil Vermouth, Omer Damari and Eran Zahavi get the goals in Haifa
• Toni Šunjić dismissed for visitors in second half
Hosts maintain perfect record of three wins from three
Next games: Israel v Wales, Andorra v Bosnia and Herzegovina (28 March)

Israel maintained their perfect start in their UEFA EURO 2016 Group B qualifying campaign with a win against ten-men Bosnia and Herzegovina in their first match at Haifa's new Itztadion Sammy Ofer.

It was the away side who threatened first as a Miralem Pjanić free-kick demanded a save at full stretch from Ofir Marciano. After 16 minutes Tal Ben Haim II had a golden opportunity to score for the home side but his shot in front of an open goal went wide.

After a few good minutes by the visitors Israel took the lead. Gil Vermouth received the ball from Eran Zahavi on the edge of the box, turned smartly and benefitted from a deflection off Emir Spahić as his shot zipped past goalkeeper Asmir Begović. Just before half-time it was Zahavi again who burst through the middle and the No7 slipped Omer Damari into the area and the forward hit his fifth of the qualifying campaign. His deft finish sent the hosts in at the interval with a two-goal cushion.

Early in the second period Damari drove forward again and this time was brought down by last-man Toni Šunjić who was shown a red card. It was all Israel from that point and they rounded off the win with 20 minutes remaining. Zahavi got the goal his performance deserved as Damari repaid the earlier assist, playing a pass back to the playmaker who slotted past Begović to seal a convincing win.

Last updated: 02/06/15 6.36CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013913/postmatch/report/index.html#high+flying+israel+again

Lineups

Israel

Israel

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

18
MarcianoOfir Marciano (GK)
1
BegovićAsmir Begović (GK) (C)
2
MeshumarEyal Meshumar
4
SpahićEmir Spahić
Yellow Card87
3
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim (C)
Yellow Card17
5
KvržićZoran Kvržić
Yellow Card90
6
NatchoBibras Natcho
Substitution74
7
BešićMuhamed Bešić
Substitution46
7
ZahaviEran Zahavi
Goal70
8
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
12
Ben ChaimTal Ben Chaim
10
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Substitution61
13
YeiniSheran Yeini
Yellow Card27
13
MujdžaMensur Mujdža
Substitution46
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
Goal36
Substitution70
15
ŠunjićToni Šunjić
Red Card47
20
Ben HarushOmri Ben Harush
Substitution78
16
LulićSenad Lulić
21
TibiEytan Tibi
20
I. HajrovicIzet Hajrovic
22
DamariOmer Damari
Goal45
21
HadžićAnel Hadžić

Substitutes

1
KleymanBoris Kleyman (GK)
12
FejzicJasmin Fejzic (GK)
23
HaimovGuy Haimov (GK)
22
DujkovićRatko Dujković (GK)
4
BittonNir Bitton
Substitution74
Yellow Card84
3
BičakčićErmin Bičakčić
5
GershonRami Gershon
6
VranješOgnjen Vranješ
8
HemedTomer Hemed
17
CimirotGojko Cimirot
Substitution61
9
RefaelovLior Refaelov
Substitution70
18
PrcićSanjin Prcić
Substitution46
10
BardaElyaniv Barda
19
VišćaEdin Višća
Substitution46
11
ShechterEtey Shechter
23
ZakarićGoran Zakarić
15
DavidzadaOfir Davidzada
Substitution78
16
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
17
SaharBen Sahar
19
ElkayamOded Elkayam

Coach

Eli Gutman (ISR) Safet Sušić (BIH)

Referee

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), Roberto del Palomar (ESP)

Fourth official

Raúl Cabanero (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Alejandro Hernandez (ESP), Javier Estrada (ESP)

Legend:

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