Tuesday October 11, 2011 First Stage: Group D Finished Stade de France

France 1 - 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Nasri 78’ (pen.)
  • Dzeko 40’

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    Time:90'
    • France
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • 90+4 There it is! France have qualified after a massive scare! 1-1 in Paris, they win the group and Bosnia deserved better. They go through to the play-offs.
    • 90+1 Corner to Bosnia won by Dzeko. Everyone up for this... Great ball far post and they're lining up but Papac makes a pig's ear of the header and away!
    • 90' Four minutes added time. Bosnia give it away and France counter but Gameiro is offside. Nail-biting.
    • 88' Bosnia free-kick... lumped in but Lloris clears.
    • 87' Gameiro puts it wide from a tight angle, shunted wide by Begovic again.
    • 86' Bosnia on the charge but France break! Nasri races away and he can finish this but a super one-handed stop from Begovic gets it away! Menez picks it up but his cross-shot is wide!
    • 82' Diarra comes on for Remy - Blanc shutting up shop.
    • 77' NASRI LEVELS! Into the bottom left, Begovic the wrong way. That puts France back on top of the group.
    • 76' PENALTY TO FRANCE! Spahic trips him but is it inside? Looked outside the box to me! Controversy in Paris!
    • 75' Dezko is in but he scuffs the shot and Lloris can only palm it away - defenders complete the clearance!
    • 72' Rami flies in to meet the corner but Begovic gets there first.
    • 71' BRILLIANT SAVE FROM BEGOVIC! A free-kick from Nasri, a superb one, and the Stoke keeper tips it off the underside of the bar. Defender hacks away for a corner!
    • 69' Good effort from sub Marvin Martin but Begovic gets down well to palm it behind for a corner.
    • 68' Great solo run by Menez and he is brought down by Pandza but carries on... eventually he loses the ball, the ref calls play back and books the defender.
    • 66' Evra is booked for a check on Maletic, who came on five minutes ago.
    • 65' Free-kick to Bosnia now as Dzeko flies in but heads Misimovic's cross over.
    • 63' Another corner for France. Again the header won by Spahic but Menez on the left puts in a cross that Rahimic clears.
    • 62' France have a corner but the Bosnians are big, strapping lads and are able to win it aerially.
    • 59' Free-kick Bosnia but L'oris punches Misomovic's delivery clear.
    • 56' Remy on the left drags a low shot well wide.
    • 53' Well it's a dive from Menez but the referee books the defender Spahic for sliding in. Poor call from Craig Thompson.
    • 50' Bosnia have plenty of space here but Rami blocks Dzeko's finish.
    • 46' The second half of France-Bosnia is underway, with the Balkan side leading 1-0 through the in-form Dzeko! Now a sub at half-time - Hasigic is off for Stoke keeper Begovic. Not sure what the problem is...
    • 45' Half time and Bosnia are leading France in Paris! Could be an almighty upset!
    • 43' Nasri almost with a magical solo run but at the end he slightly overplays it and the keeper Hasagic claims.
    • 40' GOAL BOSNIA! DZEKO!!! What a goal! Beautiful curling effort inside the far post after a smart turn on the edge of the box. France asleep at a quick free-kick, Rami slow to react. Classic Dzeko though.
    • 34' More good pressure from France, who are now in control of the match, but Nasri's cross sees Menez give away a free-kick.
    • 23' FRANCE HIT THE POST! But the flag is up for offside. Think it was Remy. Now Bosnia attack, down the other end and DZEKO IS IN but he thrashes it wide! Bad miss!
    • 21' France with a spell of pressure now... They're starting to boss the midfield.
    • 18' Slick move from Bosnia - Misimovic flick releases Dzeko, who shows strength to get enough room to fire a shot - Lloris gets down well to cover comfortably at the near post.
    • 16' HALF A CHANCE FOR BOSNIA - Misimovic tries a volley from the edge of the area after chesting the ball down. Decent hit - always going over the bar, though.
    • 10' CHANCE BOSNIA! Great free-kick from Pjanic on the left, Spahic flies in with a flick and it almost goes in but ricochets off French and Bosnian players to safety.
    • 9' Oh dear. After An 8-minute spell of Bosnia dominance - and it has been dominance - Remy springs the offside trap and races clean through but a rotten touch hands it to the keeper. Should have score.d
    • 4' Hmmm. Lulic should have tested the keeper after wriggling into the box, but he slashed at it and the ball went wide. All Bosnia early on!
    • 2' Bosnia get off to a great start, winning two corners in the first two minutes but good defending from France.
    • 1' This is a big match at the Stade de France - a win for Bosnia would give them a shock group win and put France in the play-offs; the French just need a point.
  • Summary

    • 90+1 Corner to Bosnia won by Dzeko. Everyone up for this... Great ball far post and they're lining up but Papac makes a pig's ear of the header and away!
    • 86' Bosnia on the charge but France break! Nasri races away and he can finish this but a super one-handed stop from Begovic gets it away! Menez picks it up but his cross-shot is wide!
    • 77' NASRI LEVELS! Into the bottom left, Begovic the wrong way. That puts France back on top of the group.
    • 76' PENALTY TO FRANCE! Spahic trips him but is it inside? Looked outside the box to me! Controversy in Paris!
    • 75' Dezko is in but he scuffs the shot and Lloris can only palm it away - defenders complete the clearance!
    • 71' BRILLIANT SAVE FROM BEGOVIC! A free-kick from Nasri, a superb one, and the Stoke keeper tips it off the underside of the bar. Defender hacks away for a corner!
    • 40' GOAL BOSNIA! DZEKO!!! What a goal! Beautiful curling effort inside the far post after a smart turn on the edge of the box. France asleep at a quick free-kick, Rami slow to react. Classic Dzeko though.
    • 23' FRANCE HIT THE POST! But the flag is up for offside. Think it was Remy. Now Bosnia attack, down the other end and DZEKO IS IN but he thrashes it wide! Bad miss!
    • 10' CHANCE BOSNIA! Great free-kick from Pjanic on the left, Spahic flies in with a flick and it almost goes in but ricochets off French and Bosnian players to safety.
    • 9' Oh dear. After An 8-minute spell of Bosnia dominance - and it has been dominance - Remy springs the offside trap and races clean through but a rotten touch hands it to the keeper. Should have score.d

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • France

    Manager: Laurent Blanc

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Manager: Safet Susic

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