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Višća helps Bosnia and Herzegovina see off Israel

Published: Friday 12 June 2015, 22.42CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 Israel
The home team came from behind to close the gap to Group B's qualifying positions, Edin Višća's double earning a valuable win.
by Fedja Krvavac
from Stadion Bilino polje

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Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaIsrael

Goals scored3
 
1
Possession (%)51
 
49
Total attempts20
 
11
on target7
 
4
off target9
 
5
blocked4
 
2
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners7
 
1
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
8
Fouls suffered7
 
9

Standings

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Published: Friday 12 June 2015, 22.42CET

Višća helps Bosnia and Herzegovina see off Israel

Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 Israel
The home team came from behind to close the gap to Group B's qualifying positions, Edin Višća's double earning a valuable win.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Group B revival continues at expense of Israel
Tal Ben Haim II gives Israel 41st-minute lead in Zenica
Edin Višća quickly equalises (43); Edin Džeko penalty gives home team half-time lead
Višća clinches second win in two games for new coach Mehmed Baždarević (75)
Next games: Belgium v Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel v Andorra (3 September)

Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded their second European Qualifiers Group B win in as many games to continue their revival under new coach Mehmed Baždarević, Edin Višća's double helping see off Israel.

The visitors kicked off two places and four points better off than their opponents and struck first in Zenica, Tal Ben Haim II securing them a 41st-minute lead. By half-time, remarkably, they were behind thanks to Višća and an Edin Džeko penalty; Višća wrapped up the victory 15 minutes from time.

Beaten 3-0 in Haifa last November, Bosnia and Herzegovina could ill afford a repeat and were swiftly into their stride, Haris Medunjanin twice going close in the first eight minutes.

Just past the half-hour Eran Zahavi slipped a pass through to Ben Haim II but the shot was straight at Asmir Begović. Višća then poked wide under pressure before the match burst into life shortly before the interval.

Israel scored first in the 41st minute, Džeko slicing straight into the path of Ben Haim, who volleyed in. The celebrations had barely died down before they were pegged back, however, Mensur Mujdža setting up Višća's equaliser.

Ognjen Vranješ' effort then hit Sheran Yeini's arm; Džeko duly sent Ofir Marciano the wrong way from the spot. Israel rallied after the break, Ben Sahar, Ben Haim II and substitute Maor Buzaglo all threatening to restore parity, but it was the Bosnian and Herzegovinians who delivered the decisive blow.

Skipper Džeko found Višća, who forced the ball on to Senad Lulić; although Marciano saved the resulting attempt, he could only push out for Višća to nod in. Džeko also smacked the crossbar in the closing stages but it mattered not. Appointed in December, Baždarević has now overseen two wins in as many games as his new side mount a belated charge for a place in France next summer.

Last updated: 14/06/15 0.19CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Israel

Israel

1
BegovićAsmir Begović (GK)
18
MarcianoOfir Marciano (GK)
4
SpahićEmir Spahić
3
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim (C)
Yellow Card82
5
KolašinacSead Kolašinac
4
BittonNir Bitton
Substitution80
6
VranješOgnjen Vranješ
5
GershonRami Gershon
7
BešićMuhamed Bešić
6
NatchoBibras Natcho
8
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
Yellow Card50
7
ZahaviEran Zahavi
10
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Substitution88
12
Ben ChaimTal Ben Chaim
Goal41
11
DžekoEdin Džeko (C)
Goal45+2
13
YeiniSheran Yeini
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution46
13
MujdžaMensur Mujdža
14
SaharBen Sahar
Substitution62
16
LulićSenad Lulić
Substitution85
19
DganiOrel Dgani
19
VišćaEdin Višća
Goal42
Goal75
Substitution80
20
Ben HarushOmri Ben Harush
Yellow Card72

Substitutes

12
ŠehićIbrahim Šehić (GK)
1
HarushAriel Harush (GK)
22
DujkovićRatko Dujković (GK)
23
HaimovGuy Haimov (GK)
2
VršajevićAvdija Vršajević
2
DasaEli Dasa
3
BičakčićErmin Bičakčić
8
HemedTomer Hemed
9
IbiševićVedad Ibišević
Substitution88
9
KehatRoi Kehat
Substitution80
14
SušićTino Sušić
10
BardaElyaniv Barda
15
ŠunjićToni Šunjić
11
BuzagloMaor Buzaglo
Substitution62
17
CocalićEdin Cocalić
15
Tzedek                        Shir Tzedek
18
ZecErmin Zec
16
KayalBeram Kayal
20
I. HajrovicIzet Hajrovic
Substitution80
17
RikanAvi Rikan
21
HadžićAnel Hadžić
Substitution85
21
TibiEytan Tibi
23
DjurićMilan Djurić
22
DamariOmer Damari
Substitution46

Coach

Mehmed Baždarević (BIH) Eli Gutman (ISR)

Referee

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Assistant referees

Guillaume Debart (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official

Laurent Stien (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Tony Chapron (FRA), Benoît Millot (FRA)

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