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651: 08 October 2020

650 vs Norway - 651 - 652 vs Austria
Euro 2020 qualifying play-off semi-final
Thurs 8th October 2020. KO: 20.45 (local time)
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (BIH) 1-1 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 1-0)
[BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 3-4 NORTHERN IRELAND ON PENALTIES]

Venue: Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo
Attendance: 2,000 (limited home fans-only due to Covid-19)
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
Fourth Official: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
Goals: NIR: N McGinn (53'); BIH: Krunić (14')
Penalties: BIH (took first): Pjanić, Hajradinović (missed), Višća (missed), Hotić, Džeko; NIR: S Dallas, K Lafferty, G Saville (missed) C Washington, L Boyce; 

NORTHERN IRELAND: 3-5-1-1 (white shirts, white shorts, white socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team: B Peacock-Farrell; P McNair [J Thompson 90+3' {L Boyce 120+1'}], C Cathcart, J Evans; S Dallas, C Evans [G Whyte 73'], S Davis, G Saville, J Lewis; N McGinn [Jones 82' {Washington 120+1'}]; J Magennis [K Lafferty 90+3']
Unused subs: M McGovern [GK], T Carson [GK], C McLaughlin, T Flanagan, S Ferguson, D Ballard
Booked: Davis (108')

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: 4-3-3 (blue shirts, blue shorts, blue socks)
Coach: Dušan Bajevic
Captain: Edin Džeko
Team: Šehić; Cipetić, Ahmedhodzic, Saničanin, Kolašinac [Hajradinović 118']; Cimirot [Lončar 106'], Hadžiahmetović [Gojak 83'], Pjanić; Višća, Džeko, Krunić [Hotić 88']
Unused subs: Begović [GK], Pirić [GK], Nastić, Todorović, Hodžić, Hadzikadunic, Djurić, Milošević
Booked: Hadžiahmetović (20'), Kolašinac (47'), Pjanić (100')

Match Report:

Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)

Goalkeepers: Michael McGovern (Norwich City), Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Trevor Carson (Motherwell)
Defenders: Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Norwich City), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal - on loan at Blackpool)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City), Jordan Jones (Rangers), Jordan Thompson (Blackpool), Joel Cooper (Oxford United), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Reggina 1914), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian)

Notes:
  • Steven Davis won his 120th cap, breaking Pat Jennings' long-held record of 119 to become the most capped player in Northern Ireland's history
  • This was Northern Ireland's first ever penalty shoot-out 
  • Ian Baraclough substituted two of his substitutes, Jordan Jones and Jordan Thompson, in stoppage time in the second-half of extra-time to bring on Conor Washington and Liam Boyce specifically to take penalties
  • In the shoot-out, Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved from Hajradinović while Višća hit the crossbar. For NI, George Saville blasted over.

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