Bosnia and Turkey locked in goalless draw

EPA-EFE/FEHIM DEMIR

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National football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina extended their unbeaten streak under new coach Robert Prosinecki to seven games with a 0-0 draw against Turkey at the Yeni Rize Sehir Stadium in the Black Sea city of Rize. 

Both teams had a number of clear-cut chances in the opening 45 minutes, with Sinan Bolat stopping the attempts of Edin Visca and Goran Zakaric, and Enes Ünal coming closest to scoring for Turkey in the 32nd minute of the game.

Turkey dominated the second half, much due to the fact that Prosinecki substituted many of Bosnia’s most important players, including Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic.

On the other hand, Turkey’s coach Mircea Lucescu obviously went for the win, as he kept all of his big guns on the pitch until the very end of the game.

But despite creating several goal-scoring opportunities, mostly through Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu and Everton striker Cenk Tosun, they failed to break the deadlock.

National football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina continues its UEFA Nations League campaign in Sarajevo against Northern Ireland on Monday, October 15.

Victories in the first two matches mean that BiH currently sits six points clear atop UEFA Nations League Group B3 - but Austria and Northern Ireland both have a game in hand, the one which will be played tonight at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna.