In the first half, the game took place between two penalty areas without many opportunities. The guests were the first to threaten in the 29th minute, when Megi Doci fought for the ball at the edge of the penalty area and kicked, but Envera Hasanbegović was at the height of the task on a goal of the BH team.
The BH national team returned in the 38th minute, when Selma Kapetanović centred from the corner and Milena Nikolić sent the ball above the goal.
In the 41st minute, Nikolić went on the right and played a return ball to Ena Taslidža, who, from about 15 meters, kicked beside the goal.
In the 52nd minute. Taslidža passed on the left and hits the opponent’s goalpost. Mejrema Medić shot well with from about 20 meters in the 59th minute, but the ball went beside the goal.
BH came to advantage in the 63rd minute, when Marija Aleksić scored a goal from the 18-meter free kick.
By the end of the match, the BH team had two more attempts from distance, and Milena Nikolić missed the best opportunity, whose head kick was thrown to the corner by the Albanian goalkeeper.
After the match, the head coach Samira Hurem said: “We are happy. We created several chances against the quality team. Our captain, Milena Nikolić, returned and dominated the field. I’m sorry she did not score. These are young players who need more time to be at the right level. If they were more experienced, we would probably use any opportunity. Such matches serve us for their development and we can say that we have accomplished the purpose.”
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Albania 1:0 (0:0)
FF BH Training Centre, Zenica
Referee: Merima Čelik
Assistant Referees: Almira Spahić, Damir Lazić
4th Official: Nejra Ališpago
Goals: 1:0 Aleksić (63rd minute)
Yellow cards: Velagić, Medić (BH), Morina (Albania)
Red card: Morina (Albania)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Envera Hasanbegović, Valentina Šakotić, Nikolina Vujadin (85th minute, Sumeja Bektaš), Melisa Hasanbegović, Marija Aleksić, Mejrema Medić (85th minute, Sofija Krajšumović), Aida Hadžić, Milena Nikolić, Selma Kapetanović, Ena Taslidža (54th minute, Đula Velagić), Amna Lihović (46th minute, Jelena Koprena). Head Coach: Samira Hurem
Albania: Viona Rexhepi, Alma Hila (87th minute, Aidena Mustafa), Albina Rrahmani, Arbiona Bajraktari, Sara Maliqi (90th minute, Cyme Lulaj), Mesuara Begallo (50th minute, Arbejita Curraj), Geldona Morina, Megi Doci, Lucie Gjini, Kristina Maksuti, Esmeralda Franja. Head Coach: Vioresin Sinani