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.
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.
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.
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.