Portugal Vs. Bosnia, Euro 2012 Qualifying Playoffs: Bosnia Strike Back With Dzeko Penalty

Bosnia have gotten themselves right back in the game courtesy of a moment of madness from Fabio Coentrao. With the ball flying into the box, in the process of getting bundled over challenging for a header, he thrust his arm into the air. The only reason that could possibly explain it is if he was trying to call for a foul, but while the ball was in the air! Goodness me. Anyway, the ball hits his arm, the referee rightly points to the spot, and Dzeko coolly sends the keeper the wrong way to get Bosnia right back into it.

In truth, it had never looked over - Dzeko went as close as he possibly could by hitting a header off the underside of the bar and onto the goalline, and Portugal's defence has been shaky to say the least - but it perhaps should be. Portugal got a taste of some old-fashioned 'boy who cried wolf' medicine when, after going down very easily the whole game, Helder Postiga was scythed down in the area and was given a yellow card for diving for his troubles. And that, kids, is why you play nicely...

 

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