A brace by captain Milena Nikolic handed Bosnia Herzegovina a 2-0 win over Malta in another match from Group B of the UEFA Women’s EURO qualifying round at the Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadion in Sarajevo on Tuesday.
Following the heavy defeat to Denmark last week, the Maltese showed considerable improvement against a team which defeated Georgia 7-1 in their opening game.
The first half ended goalless but Nikolic put the hosts ahead on the 72nd minute and doubled the score ten minutes from time.
Malta’s next game is against Italy on October 4 at the Centenary Stadium.
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA Dijana Haracic, Sejla Selimovic (70’ Valentina Sakotic), Melisa Hasanbegovic, Marija Aleksic, Spasojevic, Aida Hadzic (67’ Sofia Krajsumovic), Milena Nikolic, Merjema Medic, Selma Kapetanovic (90+1’ Milovic), Azra Hamzic, Amela Krso.
MALTA Janice Xuereb, Stephanie Farrugia, Dorianne Theuma, Elena Carabott (59’ Emma Xuereb), Rachel Cuschieri (81’ Alishia Sultana), Maria Farrugia, Shona Zammit, Jade Flask, Charlene Zammit, Brenda Borg (88’ Martina Borg), Nicole Sciberras.
Referee: Cansu Tryak (TUR)