Impressive Bosnia halt Wales charge

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 1.55CET
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 Wales
The home side picked up their maiden win in Group 3 and in turn condemned leaders Wales to their first defeat of the campaign.
Impressive Bosnia halt Wales charge
Bosnia-Herzegovina line up before their qualifier against Wales ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

Bosnia and HerzegovinaWales

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts16
 
9
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
3
Fouls committed6
 
8

Matches

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2009, 1.55CET

Impressive Bosnia halt Wales charge

Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 Wales
The home side picked up their maiden win in Group 3 and in turn condemned leaders Wales to their first defeat of the campaign.

Bosnia-Herzegovina gained their maiden victory in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying and in turn condemned Group 3 leaders Wales to their first defeat of the campaign.

Missed chance
The visitors looked set to establish a seven-point lead over second-placed Hungary when Joe Allen struck after five minutes in Sarajevo. Anes Haurdić, however, equalised just before the half-hour mark and then claimed a second midway through the second period, leaving Wales four points ahead of Hungary, who have two games in hand.

Penalty saved
Allen gave Wales the lead with a close-range finish before Haurdić levelled on 29 minutes, leaving two defenders trailing in his wake and beating goalkeeper Chris Maxwell. Nemanja Bilbija then narrowly failed to convert Muhamed Mujić's cross while six minutes after the break the former's header was kept out by Maxwell. The Wales No1 saved Nenad Kiso's spot-kick on the hour after Darcey Blake upended Bilbija but his heroics ultimately proved in vain as Haurdić finished off Ivan Sesar's pass five minutes later.

Last updated: 18/11/09 20.04CET

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Lineup

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wales

Wales

1Ibrahim Šehić (GK) (C)
Yellow Card73'
1Christopher Maxwell (GK)
2Ognjen Vranješ3Neil Taylor
3Boris Savić4Andy King (C)
4Gordan Bunoza5Darcy Blake
Yellow Card62'
5Toni Šunjić6Christian Ribeiro
6Nenad Kiso
Penalty62'
7Joe Allen
Goal5'
7Muhamed Mujić
Substitution75'
8Mark Bradley
8Ivan Sesar9Simon Church
9Nemanja Bilbija
Substitution87'
10Chedwyn Evans
10Anes Haurdić
Goal29'
Goal66'
Substitution89'
13Adam Matthews
Substitution46'
11Muhamed Subašić18Samuel Vokes
Substitution57'

Substitutes

12Dino Hamzić (GK)12David Cornell (GK)
13Ognjen Todorović2Ashley Richards
Substitution46'
14Emil Miljković
Substitution75'
11Shaun MacDonald
Substitution57'
15Mateo Sušić14James Wilson
16Mirko Žaja
Substitution87'
15Aaron Morris
17Duško Sakan
Substitution89'
16Marc Williams
18Jure Glavina17Elliott Chamberlain

Coach

Branimir Tulić (BIH) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Petteri Kari (FIN)

Assistant referees

Teijo Kotinurmi (FIN), Jonas Turunen (FIN)

Fourth official

Ville Järvenpää (FIN)

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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