Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Portugal

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Don’t miss out on watching the exciting match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Portugal. You can catch the full replay and highlights of the game here. The match is scheduled to kick off at 18:45 (GMT) on the 16th of October 2023. The talented referee overseeing the game is H. Meler. The action will take place at Stadion Bilino Polje. Make sure to tune in as this is a crucial game in the Europe – UEFA European Championship Qualifiers, Group J, Season 2024.

Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Portugal Full Match Reports

Portugal celebrated their qualification for next summer’s UEFA European Championships in style, scoring five goals against a dejected Bosnia and Herzegovina side. Bosnia’s chances of automatic qualification for just their second-ever major tournament have now slipped away.

Portugal secured their qualification on Friday with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 125th international goal. In this match, Ronaldo quickly added to his tally after a powerful attempt by João Félix deflected onto the arm of Bosnia defender Adrian Leon Barišić. Ronaldo converted the resulting penalty by thumping it down the middle of Ibrahim Šehić’s goal. Félix then assisted Ronaldo for his second goal, delicately chipping the ball in.

The situation was looking grim for Bosnia as Portugal continued their dominant performance. Gonçalo Inácio’s ball over the top released Bruno Fernandes, who scored Portugal’s fourth goal by rifling the ball inside the near post. João Cancelo added a fifth goal with a thunderous shot from the edge of the box into the top right corner. Félix completed the relentless first half from Portugal’s attack by scoring a goal from Otávio’s square ball.

Despite Portugal’s strong first-half performance, the second half proved to be a challenge for them. Bosnia made substitutions at half-time to stabilize their play and limited Portugal’s scoring opportunities. The second half was uneventful, with few chances for either side. Portugal comfortably secured their fifth win in the last six matches against Bosnia.

Although Bosnia managed to keep Portugal at bay in the second half, they ultimately succumbed to defeat and their hopes for automatic qualification ended with news of Slovakia’s late winner. However, Bosnia’s impressive performance in the UEFA Nations League B means they still have a chance to reach the finals through the play-offs.

Man of the Match: João Félix (Portugal)