Edin Dzeko’s brace secures another Nations League victory for Bosnia and Herzegovina


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A goal in each half from Roma striker Edin Dzeko gave Bosnia and Herzegovina a 2-0 win over the Northern Ireland, which further consolidated Robert Prosinecki’s team’s place on top of the UEFA Nations League Group B3. 

Both sides missed chances in an end-to-end contest, with Dzeko firing the home side ahead in the 27th minute after Edin Visca took advantage of a defensive blunder by Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis.

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Playing on FC Zeljeznicar’s ‘Grbavica’ stadium - the ground where he began his professional career 15 years ago - Dzeko struck again in the 73rd minute, calmly side-footing the ball past goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell after a defense-splitting pass by Juventus star Miralem Pjanic.

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Northern Ireland hit the woodwork three times during the match, and Bosnia’s goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic also had to produce a couple of big saves to keep a clean sheet.

The result left Bosnia and Herzegovina on nine points from three games, ahead of Austria who have three points from two matches.

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National football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina continues its UEFA Nations League campaign against Austria at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna on November 15. A draw or even a one-goal margin defeat, with at least one goal scored, would see Robert Prosinecki’s men promoted to the first tier of the UEFA Nations League.