Date: 13th November 2015 at 7:30am
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Having just missed out on second place in their qualifying group, the Republic of Ireland will have to book their place at Euro 2016 the hard way in a two-legged play-off against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The first of those legs takes place in Zenica on Friday night, and Martin O’Neill will be keen for his team to gain a positive result.

One of the key battles will come in the midfield between Bosnia’s attack-minded Miralem Pjanic and Ireland’s defensively-minded Glenn Whelan.

The former is a key man for his club, AS Roma, and has made an impressive start to the season, picking up a number of goals and assists, and is renowned as a free-kick specialist.

Meanwhile, the latter is a key man in Stoke City’s midfield, and will need to provide protection to his defenders if he is to help his country book their trip to France next summer.

Here’s how the duo have matched-up for their respective clubs this term…

 
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