Bosnia beats Albania 2-0 in Euro 2012 qualifier
Second-half goals from Haris Medunjanin and Darko Maletic gave
Bosnia a 2-0 win over Albania on Tuesday in a qualifying match for
the 2012 European Championship.
Boris Pandza’s header set up Medunjanin, who slotted the ball
into the net in the 67th minute. Maletic came on a substitute and
secured the victory by scoring the second with a volley in injury
Bosnia coach Safet Susic said he was ”glad the boys finally
showed what they can do,” referring to his team’s 3-0 loss to
Romania last week.
Albania’s Andi Lila was sent off in the 87th minute after
fouling Elvir Rahimic.
Bosnia improved to 10 points, three behind leader France and two
back from second-place Belarus.
Last month, FIFA lifted its ban on Bosnia competing in
international competitions following a leadership dispute fueled by
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s federation was suspended April 1. Some of
its members had refused to abide by an order from FIFA and UEFA to
replace its three-member leadership with a single president.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Kenan Hasagic, Boris Pandza, Emir Spahic,
Elvir Rahimic, Miralem Pjanic (Muhamed Besic, 77) Zvjezdan
Misimovic, Edin Dzeko, Mensur Mujda (Darko Maletic, 73), Vedad
Ibievic (Zlatan Muslimovic, 60) Senad Lulic, Haris Medunjanin.
Albania: Samir Ujkani, Kristi Vangjeli, Armend Dallku, Lorik
Cana, Debatik Curri, Ansi Agolli (Andi Lila, 60), Ervin Bulku,
Ervin Skela, Altin Lala (Gjergj Muzaka, 73) Hamdi Salihi, Erjon
Bogdani (Klodian Duro, 46)