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Bosnia and Herzegovina sew up second spot

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 20.44CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0 Greece
The hosts confirmed themselves as runners-up in qualifying Group 1 with a comprehensive victory, all the goals coming in the first 16 minutes.
by Fedja Krvavac
from Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadion
Bosnia and Herzegovina sew up second spot
Muhamed Bešić drilled in the third for Bosnia and Herzegovina ©Fedja Krvavac
Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 20.44CET

Bosnia and Herzegovina sew up second spot

Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-0 Greece
The hosts confirmed themselves as runners-up in qualifying Group 1 with a comprehensive victory, all the goals coming in the first 16 minutes.

Captain Nemanja Bilbija scored twice against Greece as Bosnia and Herzegovina wrapped up second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1, keeping alive their hopes of securing a play-off place.

All four goals at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadion arrived in the first 16 minutes as the visitors had no answer to the hosts' attacking threat. The opener came in the eighth minute, but Vlado Jagodić's team would have been two clear by that stage had Milan Djurić and Muhamed Bešić not squandered openings.

Jagodić’s men did not have to wait long, however, as Bilbija headed in Josip Kvesić's left-wing cross. Bibija swiftly repeated the trick, turning in Miroslav Stevanović's delivery from the opposite flank, before Bešić drilled in the third from 20 metres. Bosnian and Herzegovina refused to ease up and a minute later Benjamin Čolić broke down the left and played a perfect centre for Djurić to head in the fourth.

Bosnia and Herzegovina conclude their group campaign on Monday against Germany, who have won all eight of their matches.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.06CET

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Lineups

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Greece

Greece

1
BukvićSemir Bukvić (GK)
1
GkeliosGiannis Gkelios (GK)
2
B. ČolićBenjamin Čolić
2
TzanakakisEmmanouil Tzanakakis
3
KvesićJosip Kvesić
3
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis (C)
4
SipovićEnes Sipović
4
BougaidisMavroudis Bougaidis
5
MarkićToni Markić
5
LagosTassos Lagos
Substitution72
7
VišćaEdin Višća
Substitution60
7
GianniotasGiannis Gianniotas
8
StevanovićMiroslav Stevanović
8
KourbelisDimitris Kourbelis
Yellow Card71
9
BilbijaNemanja Bilbija (C)
Goal8
Goal11
Substitution74
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
Yellow Card23
10
GrahovacSrdjan Grahovac
10
KatidisGiorgos Katidis
Yellow Card45
Substitution65
11
BešićMuhamed Bešić
Goal15
11
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
23
DjurićMilan Djurić
Yellow Card4
Goal16
Substitution60
14
KolovosDimitris Kolovos
Substitution46

Substitutes

22
TomovićStefan Tomović (GK)
12
GianniotisAndreas Gianniotis (GK)
6
SuljićAsmir Suljić
Substitution74
6
BallasPanagiotis Ballas
Substitution72
14
Dupovac Amer Dupovac
15
RougalasKostas Rougalas
16
ZolotićNermin Zolotić
16
FourlanosSpyros Fourlanos
17
MešanovićJasmin Mešanović
Substitution60
17
PelkasDimitris Pelkas
Substitution65
18
M. SušićMateo Sušić
18
DiamantakosDimitris Diamantakos
Substitution46
19
GnjatićOgnjen Gnjatić
Substitution60
19
BakasetasTasos Bakasetas

Coach

Vlado Jagodić (BIH) Kostas Tsanas (GRE)

Referee

István Kovács (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Octavian Sovre (ROU)

Fourth official

Augustus Constantin (ROU)

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