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Belgium stay at the summit

Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.47CET
Serbia and Montenegro 1-1 Belgium Maarten Martens denies nine-man hosts chance to top Group 7.
Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.47CET

Belgium stay at the summit

Serbia and Montenegro 1-1 Belgium Maarten Martens denies nine-man hosts chance to top Group 7.

By Aleksandar Boskovic

Serbia and Montengro missed the chance to overhaul Belgium at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7 as they were reduced to nine men and their rivals hit back with an equaliser six minutes from time.

Home side ahead
The home side in Novi Sad were keep to gain revenge for their 4-0 defeat in Belgium in November, and eight minutes in went ahead through Danko Lazovic. Boško Jankovic found Miloš Krasic, whose long ball fooled visiting goalkeeper goalkeeper Glen Verbauwhede, allowing Lazovic to tap in for the 2004 U21 runners-up.

Lazovic close
Five minutes later Lazovic missed from five metres out, and just after the half-hour Krasic went close from 20 metres out. Jankovic also had three good chances before the break as Belgium were overrun.

Visitors improve
Belgium looked better in the second half and defender Thomas Vermaelen had their first good opportunity, threatening from 25 metres out in the 64th minute. Not long afterwards Lazovic departed with a muscular injury.

Turning point
Then with 12 minutes left came the real turning point as Krasic and home defender Marko Lomic were dismissed. Krasic was red-carded for a push and Lomic received a second yellow in the resultant melee. Serbia and Montenegro now went on the defensive, but could not hold out long before Maarten Martens levelled following a corner.

Belgium stay top
Home substitute Lazar Popovic turned a Jankovic cross just wide late on, but his team remain one point behind unbeaten Belgium with four games left each. On 2 September the leaders travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina while Serbia and Montenegro welcome Lithuania.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.30CET

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Lineups

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro

Belgium

Belgium

1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
1
VerbauwhedeGlenn Verbauwhede (GK)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
Yellow Card22
2
VanaudenaerdeGünther Vanaudenaerde
Yellow Card75
3
LomićMarko Lomić
Red/Yellow Card78
3
WuytensJan Wuytens
4
RnićNemanja Rnić
4
VermaelenThomas Vermaelen
Yellow Card39
Substitution90
5
TodorovićIvan Todorović
5
P-J.MonteynePieter-Jan Monteyne
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
6
ColinetJérôme Colinet
Yellow Card71
7
LazovićDanko Lazović (C)
Goal9
Substitution65
7
De MulTom De Mul
Substitution58
8
RadovićMiroslav Radović
8
HarounFaris Haroun
9
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Red Card78
9
De CeulaerBenjamin De Ceulaer
10
JankovićBoško Janković
Yellow Card37
10
MartensMaarten Martens (C)
Goal85
11
MilijašNenad Milijaš
Substitution69
11
MessoudiMohamed Messoudi
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
VujadinovićMiroslav Vujadinović (GK)
12
VerbistBram Verbist (GK)
13
TošićDuško Tošić
13
VerbiestSpencer Verbiest
14
StepanovMilan Stepanov
14
CimanLaurent Ciman
Substitution90
15
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
Substitution69
15
DetalThibaut Detal
16
PerovićMarko Perović
16
De SmetStijn De Smet
Substitution80
17
PopovićLazar Popović
Substitution65
17
MatthysTim Matthys
18
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović
18
Van TornhoutDieter Van Tornhout
Substitution58

Coach

Dragomir Okuka (SRB) Jean-François De Sart (BEL)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Kenneth Petersson (SWE), Erik Bergsten (SWE)

Fourth official

Ake Andreasson (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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