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Bosnia Bosnia vs Albania Albania

Bosnia 2

H Medunjanin (67)
D Maletic (90+1)

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Albania 0

A Lila (S/O 87)

Bosnia boost Euro hopes

Medunjanin and Maletic on target in victory over Albania

Last Updated: 07/06/11 11:03pm

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Medunjanin: On target for Bosnia-Herzegovina in victory over Albania

Medunjanin: On target for Bosnia-Herzegovina in victory over Albania

Bosnia-Herzegovina boosted their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2012 with a comfortable win over Albania in Zenica.

Second-half goals from Haris Medunjanin and Darko Maletic saw off Albania, who were reduced to 10 men three minutes from time when Andi Lila was dismissed.

The win leaves Bosnia three points behind Group D leaders France and two behind second-placed Belarus, who beat minnows Luxembourg 2-0.

Albania forced a corner in the first minute, but Ervin Skela's delivery was fired over the crossbar by Armand Dalku.

Bosnia responded and Medunjanin forced a save from visiting goalkeeper Samir Ujkani before Senad Lulic shot wide.

Miralem Pjanic's left-foot cross-shot flashed wide of the far post and Zvjezdan Misimovic drilled a free-kick from 20 yards out into the wall.

Impressive

Ujkani saved from the Dynamo Moscow midfielder and home goalkeeper Kenan Hasagic held Skela's volley before another Misimovic effort, blocked by Ansi Agolli, brought an end to a goalless half.

The impressive Misimovic provided the best effort yet 11 minutes after the break when his 20-yard strike forced Ujkani to save with his feet.

The half as a whole produced little in the way of goalmouth action, though Edin Dzeko headed wide shortly before the home team finally broke the deadlock in the 67th minute.

Medunjanin ran onto Boris Pandza's long through-ball and finished low past Ujkani with his left foot.

Albania were unable to find a response and their frustration spilled over three minutes from time when Lila hacked down Elvir Rahimic and was shown a straight red card.

Maletic took advantage when he slotted home Misimiovic's through-ball in stoppage time, and substitute Zlatan Muslimovic went close to a third when he fired narrowly wide from 12 yards.

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Tables

European Championship Qualifying Group A

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 30
2 Turkey 10 17
3 Belgium 10 15
4 Austria 10 12
5 Azerbaijan 10 7
6 Kazakhstan 10 4

European Championship Qualifying Group B

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 23
2 Republic of Ireland 10 21
3 Armenia 10 17
4 Slovakia 10 15
5 Macedonia 10 8
6 Andorra 10 0

European Championship Qualifying Group C

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 26
2 Estonia 10 16
3 Serbia 10 15
4 Slovenia 10 14
5 Northern Ireland 10 9
6 Faroe Islands 10 4

European Championship Qualifying Group D

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France 10 21
2 Bosnia 10 20
3 Romania 10 14
4 Belarus 10 13
5 Albania 10 9
6 Luxembourg 10 4

European Championship Qualifying Group E

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 27
2 Sweden 10 24
3 Hungary 10 19
4 Finland 10 10
5 Moldova 10 9
6 San Marino 10 0

European Championship Qualifying Group F

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Greece 10 24
2 Croatia 10 22
3 Israel 10 16
4 Latvia 10 11
5 Georgia 10 10
6 Malta 10 1

European Championship Qualifying Group G

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 8 18
2 Montenegro 8 12
3 Switzerland 8 11
4 Wales 8 9
5 Bulgaria 8 5

European Championship Qualifying Group H

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark 8 19
2 Portugal 8 16
3 Norway 8 16
4 Iceland 8 4
5 Cyprus 8 2

European Championship Qualifying Group I

European Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 24
2 Czech Republic 8 13
3 Scotland 8 11
4 Lithuania 8 5
5 Liechtenstein 8 4

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