Regardless of the defeat, the national team of our country previously secured the first place on the table and qualification for the European Championship, and left behind the teams of Serbia, Romania and Northern Macedonia.
The BH team came to the advantage in the 12th minute. Josip Sesar made a good pass from the right side and sent the ball on the left to Marin Sesar who hit the net for 1:0.
Already in the 13th minute, Serbia equalized the result by Stefan Rakić. The guests scored two more goals in the 14th minute, and the scorers were Marko Pršić and Miloš Simić.
The second half passed without goals, but three exclusions were seen.
First, the BH goalkeeper Darko Milanović received a red card in the 32nd minute due to a foul, and a minute later the referee sent off the Serbian national team player Jovan Lazarević. In the 38th minute, the second goalkeeper of the BH national team, Stanislav Galić, was also sent off.
After the match, BH head coach Ivo Krezo said:
“First of all, I congratulate the Serbian national team on the deserved victory. We expected to finish the qualifiers without defeat, but, unfortunately, we did not succeed. We did not stand well at the beginning and the opponent had the initiative. Regardless of that we were the first to gain an advantage, Serbia took advantage of the drop in concentration with our players and they scored three goals practically in a minute. The second half was better on our part, the opponent didn’t have a chance, but we didn’t manage to use our chances either. I’m sorry we got two red cards for stupid mistakes. Such things must not be repeated to us.”
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Serbia 1:3 (1:3)
“Husejin Smajlović” Arena, Zenica,
Referees: Adrian Tschopp (Switzerland), Valentin Ciuplea (Wales), Alem Bajrović (BH)
Goals: 1:0 M. Sesar (11:34), 1:1 Rakić (12:07), 1:2 Pršić (13:52), 1:3 Simić (13:55)
Yellow cards: Lazarević (Serbia)
Red cards: Milanović, Galić (BH), Lazarević (Serbia)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Darko Milanović, Bilal Jelić, Mirko Hrkać, Nermin Kahvedžić, Anel Radmilović, Stanislav Galić, Marin Sesar, Josip Sesar, Marijo Aladžić, Ibrahim Hršumović, Srđan Ivanković, Josip Bošković, AdnanKalajdžić, Samir Gosto. Head Coach: Ivo Krezo
Serbia: Jakov Vulić, Stefan Rakić, Dragan Tomić, Marko Pršić, Strahinja Petrov, Luka Đorđević, Ninoslav Aleksić, Andrija Stojčevski, Davor Popović, Jovan Lazarević, Miloš Simić, Miloš Stojković, Lazar Milosavljević, Marko Radovanović. Head Coach: Goran Ivančić