Before the game, a minute of silence was held for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Morocco.
The first half did not offer many opportunities to score, as it was played mainly in the middle of the pitch. Bosnia and Herzegovina threatened for the first time in the 21st minute, when Jusuf Gazibegović shot well from twenty meters. Ermedin Demirović had the best chance in the first half in the 44th minute, whose shot from 7-8 meters was blocked by Hjörtur Hermannsson.
After 15 minutes of play in the second half, Edin Džeko tried to surprise Iceland’s goalkeeper, but the ball went over the goal. In the 65th minute, Hákon Arnar Haraldsson played well Mikael Anderson, who found himself alone in front of Ibrahim Šehić, but he shot high over the goal from 15 meters. In the 71st minute, Miralem Pjanić assisted Edin Džeko, but the captain of our national team did not manage to catch the ball well. Two minutes later, Džeko shot, but Iceland goalkeeper Rúnar Rúnarsson was well placed. In the 84th minute, Sead Kolašinac crossed from the left side, and Nemanja Bilbija headed a few centimetres past the left post. Edin Džeko also had a good chance in the 86th minute, but Runarsson intervened well and stopped Džeko’s shot. In the 90th minute, Iceland could punish the Dragons for mistakes, but Dennis Hadžikadunić blocked Jón Dagur Thorsteinsson’s shot at the last moment. However, the punishment came a minute later, when Alfred Finbogasson gave Iceland three points, following a pass by Thorsteinsson.
In other matches in our group, Portugal defeated Luxembourg 9:0, while Slovakia defeated Liechtenstein 3:0 at home.
After six played rounds, Portugal is first in the table with a maximum of 18 points. Followed by Slovakia with 13, Luxembourg with 10, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland with 6 each and Liechtenstein with no points.
In the next round, the “Dragons” will play in Liechtenstein on 13th October, and three days later we will host the Portuguese national team.