Another win for first place in the group

Despite the good game of the Dragons, the victory of Italy

The “A” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina was defeated by Italy with 1:2 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin tonight, in a qualifying match for Euro 2020.

The Dragons played greatly against the European champions from 1968 and the four-time world champion and they created more opportunities than today’s opponent, but Italy won 3 points.

Already in the 3rd minute, the home team threatened, when Fabio Quagliarella shot from the edge of the penalty area, but the ball went beside the goal.

Edin Višća had a great chance in the 17th minute, after passing of Edin Džeko, but his shot asquint from the right was blocked by Leonardo Bonucci.

Darko Todorović centred from the right side towards Džeko in the 20th minute, but he did not hit the ball well on the five-meter area, so it went beside the goal.

Edin Džeko brought the advantage to the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 32nd minute. The action started with Todorović who sent the ball to Muhamed Bešić on the edge of the penalty area, and our midfielder forwarded it to the right side towards Višća. The wing attacker of the BH team passed well through the defence of Italy and found Džeko in the opponent’s five-meter area, and then the captain of the BH national team was precise for 1:0.

Quagliarella had another superb shot from distance in the 4th minute, but Ibrahim Šehić was at the height of the task and preserved his net.

At the opening of the second half, the Dragons had one more chance, but Amer Gojak missed the ball after a passing of Bešić.

The home team equalized the score in the 49th minute. Federico Bernardeschi sent the ball from the right corner to the top of the penalty area and Lorenzo Insigne, with a superb volley shot, sent the ball behind Šehić.

Eldar Ćivić tried from the asquint left side in the 52nd minute, but Salvatore Sirigu bounced the ball into the field. In the continuation of the action, Džeko centred to Ćivić, whose head shot was blocked on the goal line by the Italians.

The BH team continued to create chances, but the attempt of Elvis Sarić in the 55th minute ended beside the goal, while a shot of Višća in the 57th minute was stopped by Sirigu.

Džeko managed to get the excellent chance in the 59th minute, but the Italian defenders blocked his shot.

Insigne tried with a head shot from a good position in the 70th minute, and Šehić threw the ball into the corner.

From that moment there were no major opportunities until the 86th minute, when Insigne crossed the left and sent the ball to Marco Verratti who scored the second goal for Italy.


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