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Djuric returns to haunt Serbia

Published: Friday 6 October 2006, 23.11CET
Serbia 0-3 Sweden Serbian-born Dusan Djuric scored twice to put Sweden in control of their UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying play-off.
by Aleksandar Bosković
from Novi Sad

Match statistics

SerbiaSweden

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target0
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Friday 6 October 2006, 23.11CET

Djuric returns to haunt Serbia

Serbia 0-3 Sweden Serbian-born Dusan Djuric scored twice to put Sweden in control of their UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying play-off.

Sweden have one foot in next summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship after two goals from the Serbian-born Dusan Djuric helped them to an impressive 3-0 victory in the first leg of their qualifying play-off against Serbia in Novi Sad.

Strong position
Halmstads BK midfielder Djuric, who has also played for the full Sweden side, scored twice in the opening ten minutes to set up the win. Samuel Holmén added the third midway through the second half to put Sweden, who will host the tournament in 2009, in a very strong position going into Tuesday's return match in Trollhattan.

Early goals
Djuric opened the scoring in the fourth minute, shooting past Serbia goalkeeper Damir Kahriman from just outside the penalty area. Five minutes later he doubled Sweden's advantage when he turned in Henok Goitom's cross on the break. It was only after going two behind that the home team began to make their mark. Lone striker Dragan Mrda came closest just before the half-hour but Fredrik Stoor cleared his goalbound effort off the line.

Swedish revenge
Serbia coach Miroslav Djukić brought on attacking midfielder Stefan Babović after the interval, but despite more possession his side were unable to put Sweden under real danger. The visitors underlined their superiority midway through the second period when Holmén beat the offside trap and struck on 63 minutes. The result was sweet revenge for Sweden who had lost to Serbia and Montenegro in the semi-final of the 2004 tournament in Germany.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.41CET

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Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Sweden

Sweden

1
KahrimanDamir Kahriman (GK)
1
DahlinJohan Dahlin (GK)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović (C)
2
StoorFredrik Stoor
Yellow Card90+1
3
TošićDuško Tošić
Yellow Card12
3
GranqvistAndreas Granqvist (C)
4
RnićNemanja Rnić
Yellow Card64
Substitution76
4
K. SvenssonKarl Svensson
6
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
5
WendtOscar Wendt
8
JankovićBoško Janković
6
LindgrenRasmus Lindgren
10
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
7
Erkan ZenginErkan Zengin
13
DrinčićNikola Drinčić
8
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
16
PavlovićPredrag Pavlović
Substitution46
9
DjurićDušan Djurić
Goal4
Goal9
Substitution65
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Substitution60
10
HolménSamuel Holmén
Goal73
18
MrdjaDragan Mrdja
Yellow Card61
11
GoitomHenok Goitom
Yellow Card71
Substitution78

Substitutes

12
StefanovićIgor Stefanović (GK)
12
SahlmanMarcus Sahlman (GK)
11
RukavinaAntonio Rukavina
Substitution76
15
LarssonSebastian Larsson
Substitution65
14
BabovićStefan Babović
Substitution60
17
SjöhageJoakim Sjöhage
Substitution78
15
SmiljanićMilan Smiljanić
Substitution46
13
LustigMikael Lustig
5
KačarGojko Kačar
14
RönningbergOscar Rönningberg
7
RadovićMiroslav Radović
16
BergMarcus Berg
9
CeranDragan Ceran
18
ToivonenOla Toivonen

Coach

Miroslav Djukic (SRB) Tommy Söderberg (SWE)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), David Benech (FRA)

Fourth official

Said Ennjimi (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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