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Serbia stroll as Azerbaijan suffer

Published: Thursday 18 October 2007, 0.04CET
Azerbaijan 1-6 Serbia
Javier Clemente's team kept within three points of second place with this emphatic Group A win in Baku.
Serbia stroll as Azerbaijan suffer
Serbia are still in EURO contention ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AzerbaijanSerbia

Goals scored1
 
6
Attempts on target3
 
7
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners6
 
2
Fouls committed3
 
5
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 18 October 2007, 0.04CET

Serbia stroll as Azerbaijan suffer

Azerbaijan 1-6 Serbia
Javier Clemente's team kept within three points of second place with this emphatic Group A win in Baku.

Serbia boosted their qualifying chances in UEFA EURO 2008™ Group A with this emphatic away victory in Azerbaijan.

Shot in the arm
A Nikola Žigić double and further strikes from Duško Tošić, Boško Janković, Milan Jovanović and Danko Lazović kept the visitors to Baku within three points of second place in the section. Samir Aliyev's goal had briefly moved Azerbaijan back into contention at 2-1 down, but it was not to be for Group A's bottom team.

First-half flurry
With Javier Clemente's Serbia needing a win to stay on the coat-tails of second-placed Portugal, they took the lead as early as the fourth minute when Tošić tucked the ball under goalkeeper Farkhad Veliyev following a one-two with Žigić. The advantage was doubled on 22 minutes, courtesy of a Žigić tap-in from Zdravko Kuzmanović's cross, yet was promptly reduced as Aliyev finished emphatically after a defensive mix-up between Tošić and Milan Biševac.

Late show
The relief for Shakhin Diniyev's team was temporary, however. Midfielder Janković smashed in a free-kick shortly before half-time, and 60 seconds later, attacking totem Žigić made it 4-1 having rounded the keeper. Serbia had to wait until 15 minutes from time for their next goal, with substitute Jovanović shooting in from outside the box. Another replacement, Lazović, made it six when he turned the ball in after 84 minutes. For Serbia, the dream is still alive.

Last updated: 18/10/07 1.42CET

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