National football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered their second defeat in four matches at the beginning of Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti scored a winner four minutes from time as Group J leaders Italy came from behind to beat Robert Prosinecki’s men 2-1 in Turin.
The Azzurri have not conceded a goal for more than 600 minutes until Edin Dzeko found his route past goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to put Bosnia in front in the 32nd minute.
Away side threatened to add a second early in the second half, but Italy withstood the pressure and responded with two goals, the first one scored and the other made by Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne.
“I cannot say anything to my players because they played a very good game. We had enough chances to earn a positive result here. Italy are a great team and you cannot play badly even for a minute against them if you don’t want to be punished. We are disappointed because we believe we deserved a point”, said Bosnia coach Robert Prosinecki.
Italy remain top of the Group J with 12 points and play their next qualifier away to Armenia on September 5. Bosnia have only four points, and host Liechtenstein on the same day.