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Serbia ease to victory in the Faroes

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.45CET
Faroe Islands 0-3 Serbia
Danko Lazović, Dejan Stanković and Nikola Žigić were on target as Serbia began Group C with a routine win in Torshavn.
by Hans Pauli Joensen
from Torshavn
Serbia ease to victory in the Faroes
Serbia coach Radomir Antić ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsSerbia

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts7
 
16
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
8
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
6
Offsides1
 
5
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed20
 
13
Fouls suffered0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 22.45CET

Serbia ease to victory in the Faroes

Faroe Islands 0-3 Serbia
Danko Lazović, Dejan Stanković and Nikola Žigić were on target as Serbia began Group C with a routine win in Torshavn.

Serbia began their UEFA EURO 2012 campaign with a routine Group C victory in the Faroe Islands.

Danko Lazović and captain Dejan Stanković scored inside the first 20 minutes for Radomir Antić's side although it took a Nikola Žigić strike in added time to add further gloss to the scoreline. Serbia know a sterner challenge lies ahead when fellow FIFA World Cup finalists Slovenia visit Belgrade on Tuesday, when the Faroe Islands travel to Italy.

Serbia could afford to play the match at their own pace in Torshavn, and broke the deadlock in the 13th minute when Lazović rolled the ball into an empty net. The second arrived within four minutes after Milan Jovanović was brought down just outside the area. Stanković did the rest, curling the free-kick into the top corner.

Gunnar Nielsen had to be alert to prevent Miloš Krasić making it three before half-time, and Serbia continued to dominate possession until the last quarter of the game when the Faroe Islands worked a couple of opportunities of their own.

Símun Samuelsen could perhaps have done better than shoot wide from an excellent position with 15 minutes to play while Johan Davidsen back-heeled another opening wide soon after.

With the hosts increasingly adventurous, Serbia tried to strike on the counter yet failed to take advantage of a five-versus-one situation late on. Nevertheless, the third goal of the game went the way of the visitors as Žigić dribbled the ball around Nielsen and made no mistake with the goal gaping.

Last updated: 03/09/10 22.40CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Serbia

Serbia

1
NielsenGunnar Nielsen (GK)
1
DjuričićAndjelko Djuričić (GK)
2
UdsenDaniel Udsen
Substitution46
2
RukavinaAntonio Rukavina
Yellow Card86
3
RubeksenHendrik Rubeksen
5
VidićNemanja Vidić
4
Jóhan DavidsenJóhan Davidsen
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Goal14
Substitution83
5
GregersenAtli Gregersen
10
StankovićDejan Stanković (C)
Goal18
Substitution58
6
NæsJónas Tór Næs
14
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen (C)
16
ObradovićIvan Obradović
Yellow Card32
Substitution46
8
PetersenJann Ingi Petersen
Substitution73
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
9
SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
19
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Goal90+1
10
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution79
20
SubotićNeven Subotić
11
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
22
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović

Substitutes

16
ThomsenTórdur Thomsen (GK)
12
BrkićŽeljko Brkić (GK)
12
B. LøkinBogi Løkin
6
NinkovPavle Ninkov
13
á BøEgil á Bø
7
TošićZoran Tošić
14
E. HansenEinar Hansen
13
LukovićAleksandar Luković
Substitution46
15
C. MouritsenChristian Mouritsen
Substitution46
15
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Substitution58
17
A. HansenArnbjørn Hansen
Substitution79
18
NinkovićMiloš Ninković
Substitution83
18
J. HansenJústinus Hansen
Substitution73
21
MrdjaDragan Mrdja

Coach

Brian Kerr (IRL) Rešad Kunovac (SRB)

Referee

Albert Toussaint (LUX)

Assistant referees

François Mangen (LUX), Marco Tropeano (LUX)

Fourth official

Luc Wilmes (LUX)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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