FIFA World Cup European qualifiers: Serbia vs Portugal: Matchday 2 in Group A between Serbia and Portugal ended in a 2-2 draw.
Liverpool’s Diogo Jota scored both the goals for Portugal. He opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a Bernardo Silva assist.
Jota secured his brace and doubled Portugal’s lead in the 36th minute. The 2016 Euro winners took a 2-goals lead to halftime.
However, Serbia looked like a different team entirely as they came back in the 2nd half and scored right away. Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic cut the deficit in half in the 46th minute with an assist from Radonjic.
The equalizer was scored by the Frankfurt forward Filip Kostic in the 60th minute. Radonjic got his second assist and Serbia was back on level terms with Portugal.
The match ended in a 2-2 draw, however, in the injury time of the match, Serbia’s Nikola Milenkovic received a red-card.
Both the teams grab the 1st and 2nd position in group A with 4 points each.
Match: Serbia vs Portugal, FIFA World Cup European qualifiers
Date: Sunday, March 28
Time: 1:15 am
Venue: Red Star Stadium, Belgrade (Serbia)
Serbia and Portugal’s form before FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
Serbia vs Portugal Head-to-Head
Serbia and Portugal have played against each other six times. Portugal has won thrice while the remaining three matches have ended in a tie. In their previous clash, Portugal defeated Serbia 4-2 in September 2019.
Serbia injuries: None
Portugal injuries: Rui Patricio, Pepe and Raphae,l Guerreiro
SER vs POR key players
Mitrovic, Ronaldo, Fernandes, Neto
Maksim Medvedev was the only goalscorer for Portugal in their opening match
Aleksander Mitrovic scored twice against Ireland in Serbia’s opener. Dusan Vlahovic had also netted a goal.
Serbia vs Portugal Dream 11 Probable
Serbia Dream 11 Choice 1
Dmitrovic; Pavlovic, Milenkovic, S. Mitrovic; Gagic, Maksimovic, Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic; Tadic; Vlahovic, A. Mitrovic
Serbia Dream 11 Choice 2
Marko Dimitrovic; Strahinja Pavlovic, Nikola Milenkovic, Stefan Mitrovic; Darko Lazovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Sasa Lukic; Filip Kostic; Dusac Tadic; Dusan Vlahovic, Aleksandr Mitrovic
Portugal Dream 11 Choice 1
Lopes; Cancelo, Duarte, Dias, Mendes; Pereira, Moutinho, Fernandes; Neto, Felix, Ronaldo
Portugal Dream 11 Choice 2
Anthony Lopes; Joao Cancelo, Domingos Duarte, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes; Joao Moutinho, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva; Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix
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