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France - Serbia
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Pavlovski puts Serbia through in first place

Published: Friday 26 July 2013, 17.30CET
France 1-1 Serbia
Marko Pavlovski's free-kick cancelled out Adrien Hunou's first-half opener and gave Serbia first place in Group B, with their opponents also progressing.
by Andrew Haslam
from S Darius & S Girėnas Stadium
Pavlovski puts Serbia through in first place
France's Adrien Rabiot (centre) is crowded out by Nikola Antić and Slobodan Urošević ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

France
Serbia

1

Goals scored

1

3

on target

4

7

off target

5

2

Corners

3

16

Fouls committed

12

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

Lineups

France

France

Serbia

Serbia

1Beunardeau (GK)12Čupić (GK)
2Ikoko3Urošević
4Conte
Yellow Card68
Substitution72
5Antić
6Azouni6Filipović
7Rodrigues7Ožegović
8Hunou
Goal30
8Meleg
9Benzia
Substitution33
9Djurdjević
11Rabiot10Pavlovski (C)
Goal77
12Moreira15Veljković
13Laporte (C)16Vojvodić
Yellow Card89
17Jean
Substitution70
17Čavrić
Substitution59

Substitutes

16Hassen (GK)1Rajković (GK)
5Rougeaux
Substitution72
2Golubović
10Nangis4Milinković-Savić
14Martial
Substitution70
13Gačinović
Substitution59
15Gbamin14Mitrović
18Nguette
Substitution33
Yellow Card50
18Maksimović
19Nganioni

Coaches

Francis Smerecki (FRA) Ljubinko Drulović (SRB)

Referee

Felix Zwayer (GER)

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Standings

Last updated: 27/07/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

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Published: Friday 26 July 2013, 17.30CET

Pavlovski puts Serbia through in first place

France 1-1 Serbia
Marko Pavlovski's free-kick cancelled out Adrien Hunou's first-half opener and gave Serbia first place in Group B, with their opponents also progressing.

A late goal from captain Marko Pavlovski assured Serbia of first place in UEFA European Under-19 Championship Group B, earning a draw that also took opponents France into Monday's semi-finals.

France kicked off second in the standings but looked the more threatening side from the outset and broke through just past the half-hour thanks to Adrien Hunou's second composed finish in as many games. Serbia, however, showed more of an attacking threat in the second period and drew level when Pavlovski curled in a free-kick with 13 minutes remaining. Both teams therefore progress to the knockout stages, Serbia taking on the Group A runners-up and France playing the winners.

Needing a point or more to make sure of reaching a fourth semi-final in five years, France were first to threaten as Hunou sliced a shot wide from 25 metres after Adrien Rabiot had laid the ball off. Although Uroš Djurdjević and Ognjen Ožegović had glimpses of goal at the other end, Francis Smerecki's side had the initiative and made it count in the 31st minute.

Again Rabiot was at the heart of the move although it was Kevin Rodridgues who supplied the incisive flick for the advancing Hunou to steer into the corner of the Serbian net. Goalkeeper Stefan Čupić – one of six changes made by coach Ljubinko Drulović – was exposed again when he spilled Radiot's long shot but Rodrigues's snap follow-up effort was too high.

France were on course to take top spot at their opponents' expense but Serbia staged a second-half fightback and almost pulled level when Pavlovski played in Djurdjević down the right; the shot was scooped too high.

Milan Vojvodić came even closer, a left-foot effort grazing the crossbar following a one-two with Mijat Gačinović, before the equaliser eventually arrived when Pavlovski beat Quentin Beunardeau at his near post in the 77th minute. France looked to restore their lead, but the draw was enough for both countries to be satisfied.

Last updated: 04/09/13 18.02CET

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