The first half passed in an equal game between the two penalty areas, where neither team created an opportunity to score.
In the 2nd minute of continuation, the guests were the first to threaten, but after a cross from the left, Uroš Kabić caught the ball badly with his head in the five-meter and it went next to the goal. The same player had a chance in the 54th minute, when he entered the penalty area of the BH team diagonally from the left side, and the goalkeeper of the BH national team, Nikola Pušić, ran out in time and blocked Kabić’s shot.
Serbia gained the advantage in the 81st minute. After a corner from the left, Mihajlo Ivanović managed best in the penalty area and scored a goal for 0:1.
The national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina was closest to equalizing in the 87th minute, when Antonio Prskalo tried from a free kick from about 25 meters, but the ball went next to the goal.
After the match, the head coach Ivica Barbarić stated:
“This is our first gathering with the generation born in 2004 and, honestly, we are just getting to know each other. On the one hand, I can’t be dissatisfied with the game shown, but on the other hand, we can’t be satisfied with the defeat. We wanted to win and I have nothing to complain about the guys, because they fought the whole match. We will try to fix some things and look towards the next match.”
The second match of these national teams is scheduled for 22nd April at 12:00 h.
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Serbia 0:1 (0:0)
FF BH Training Centre, Zenica
Referee: Senad Heljić
Assistant Referees: Eldar Parla, Alen Beganović
Goal: 0:1 Ivanović (81st minute)
Yellow card: Miladinović (Serbia)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Nikola Pušić, Filip Pandža (58th minute, Irfan Ramić), Amar Pekarić (62nd minute, Ali Pašić), Daniel Mijatović, Harun Berberović Malkočević, Muhamed Buljubašić, Marko Babić (46th minute, Ljubiša Cvijanović), Viktor Grbić (62nd minute, Marko Ćubela), Ali Mahmud (58th minute, Antonio Prskalo), Nermin Kočević (58th minute, Vasilije Jotić), Aldin Mešić (82nd minute, Armin Karišik). Head Coach: Ivica Barbarić
Serbia: Mateja Premović, Mateja Stašević (60th minute, Stefan Leković), Viktor Radojević (76th minute, Vukašin Đurđević), Luka Drobnjak, Uroš Miladinović (60th minute, Mihajlo Ivanović), Marko Lazetić (70th minute, Luka Laban), Uroš Kabić (70th minute, Mihajlo Spasojević), Vanja Vlahović (76th minute, Matija Gluščević), Dejan Kuzmanović, Nikola Motika (70th minute, Nemanja Trifunović), Đorđe Gordić (76th minute, Ignjat Brajić). Head Coach: Saša Ilić