The BH team was the first to threaten already in the 5th minute. Left-back Selmir Pidro entered the attack and hired Zinedin Mustedanagić, who sent the ball beside the goal from twenty meters. After that, there were no chances to score in the first half. Amar Beganović and Jovo Lukić tried to endanger Moldova’s goal once each, but their shots did not pose a greater danger for goalkeeper Victor Straistari.
Slobodan Starčević’s team opened the second period of the game very well and came to the advantage in the 49th minute. Mustedanagić assisted Amar Beganović, who entered the opponent’s penalty area from the right side and shot accurately into the opposite corner of the Moldovans’ goal for 0:1.
The home team had the first serious opportunity in the 67th minute. Victor Stînă shot diagonally from the right side of the penalty area of the BH team, but Martin Zlomislić defended. The ball bounced again to the Moldovan offensive player who sent the ball over the goal from the second attempt. Cristian Dros also tried well in the 83rd minute from twenty meters, but Zlomislić threw the ball into the corner.
The Moldovans equalized in the 87th minute. After the duel between Beganović and Vadim Gulceac in the BH penalty area, the referee Sebastian Gishamer awarded a penalty kick for the home team. Arthur Craciun confidently shot from the white spot.
Until the end of the match, the BH national team attacked and tried to regain the advantage, but they did not have a solution for the defence of Moldova and the match ended with the draw result.
The young Dragons will continue the qualification on 13th October, when they will play away in Germany.
Moldova - Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:1 (0:0)
Stadium: Zimbru, Chisinau
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (Austria)
Assistant Referees: Roland Riedel, Santino Schreiner (Austria)
4th Official: Stefan Ebner (Austria)
Goals: 0:1 Beganović (49th), 1:1 Craciun (87th minute, penalty kick)
Yellow cards: Revenco, Craciun, Gulceac (Moldova), Salčin, Pidro, Mustedanagić (BH)
Moldova: Victor Straistari, Vadim Dijinari, Cristian Dros, Alexandr Belousov, Victor Stînă, Ioan-Calin Revenco, Artur Craciun, Iaser Țurcan, Gheorghe Suciu (46th minute, Artiom Carastoian), Vitalie Damaşcan (65th minute, Vadim Gulceac), Nicky Clescenco (54th minute, Marius Iosipoi). Head Coach: Alexandru Guzun
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Vladan Kovačević (46th minute, Martin Zlomislić), Adrian Leon Barišić, Ševkija Resić (76th minute, Vladimir Bradonjić), Amar Beganović, Zinedin Mustedanagić, Jovo Lukić (62nd minute, Nedim Hadžić), Marijan Ćavar (85th minute, Andrej Đokanović), Đani Salčin, Mateo Marić, Selmir Pidro, Đorđe Milojević. Head Coach: Slobodan Starčević
PHOTO: Moldovan Football Federation