Bosnia beats Slovakia 3-2 in friendly

Second half goals from Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko earned Bosnia a 3-2 victory over Slovakia in a friendly on Wednesday.

Bosnia was rewarded for playing attacking football against Slovakia, which reached the second stage of the World Cup in South Africa, in the first match between the two teams.

Filip Sebo put Slovakia ahead after just three minutes with a close-range shot after collecting a pass from Peter Pekarik.

Haris Medunjanin equalized from the edge of the area in the 28th minute, after the Slovak defense failed to clear a corner, with his first international goal.

Pjanic added the second with a header from a corner five minutes after the break and Dzeko extended the lead 10 minutes later with his 17th international goal.

Substitute Peter Grajciar pulled one back for Slovakia with a low shot from outside the area in the 64th.

"We had a good start but we didn’t play how we wanted to," Slovak coach Vladimir Weiss said. "We made big mistakes in defense."

Slovakia was without its key central defender Martin Skrtel due to a knee injury.


Slovakia: Jan Mucha (Dusan Pernis, 83), Peter Pekarik (Kamil Kopunek, 79), Kornel Salata, Jan Durica, Erik Jendrisek, Miroslav Karhan, Marek Sapara (Marek Hamsik, 46), Vladimir Weiss (Filip Holosko, 61) , Miroslav Stoch (Radoslav Zabavnik, 61), Stanislav Sestak (Peter Grajciar, 46), Filip Sebo.

Bosnia: Ibrahim Sehic, Ognjen Vranjes (Muhamed Besic, 79), Boris Pandza, Emir Spahic, Senad Lulic, Haris Medunjanin, Elvir Rahimic, Miralem Pjanic (Senijad Ibricic, 85), Zvjezdan Misimovic (Zlatan Muslimovic, 75), Sejad Salihovic (Muhamed Subasic, 63), Edin Dzeko (Vedad Ibisevic, 83).