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Milinković strike seals Serbia's place

Published: Thursday 16 October 2008, 0.44CET
Serbia 1-0 Denmark (agg: 2-0)
Marko Milinković scored the only goal on 74 minutes following Kasper Schmeichel's dismissal as the 2007 finalists booked their ticket to Sweden.
by Peter Bruun
Milinković strike seals Serbia's place
Serbia advance 2-0 on aggregate ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SerbiaDenmark

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Thursday 16 October 2008, 0.44CET

Milinković strike seals Serbia's place

Serbia 1-0 Denmark (agg: 2-0)
Marko Milinković scored the only goal on 74 minutes following Kasper Schmeichel's dismissal as the 2007 finalists booked their ticket to Sweden.

Serbia booked their place in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a 1-0 victory against Denmark in Belgrade to advance 2-0 on aggregate.

Sweden beckons
The tie turned decisively Serbia's way three minutes before the interval when Kasper Schmeichel was sent off for a professional foul outside his area. Slobodan Krcmarević's side made sure of their ticket for next summer's final tournament in Sweden when Marko Milinković broke the deadlock with 16 minutes to play.

Serbia press
Serbia had won a remarkable play-off against Sweden to reach the 2007 finals – recovering from losing the home leg 3-0 to progress 5-3 on aggregate – and after winning 1-0 in Aalborg on Saturday they were determined that there would be no such heroics from Denmark. They dominated from the outset with Schmeichel pulling off a series of saves to keep Denmark in contention. On the one occasion he was beaten, Michael Jakobsen was on hand to clear off the line.

Milinković winner
Schmeichel's good work was undone on 42 minutes, however, when he was dismissed. Lasse Heinze took over in goal after replacing Mike Jensen, but though Keld Bordinggaard's side got to half-time unscathed, they were unable to stem the flow of Serbian attacks for long. Serbia, who made it to the final in their first tournament as an independent nation in the Netherlands last year, stepped up the pressure with Heinze soon being called into action. At the other end substitute Brian Nielsen shot narrowly wide when well-placed, yet that was temporary relief to the Serbian pressure. The hosts duly went ahead on 74 minutes when Milinković was sent clear and calmly slotted the ball past Heinze to confirm Serbia's place in Sweden.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.22CET

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Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Denmark

Denmark

1
BrkićŽeljko Brkić (GK)
1
SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel (GK)
Red Card39
15
PejčinovićNemanja Pejčinović
2
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen (C)
Yellow Card39
4
TomovićNenad Tomović
3
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
Substitution75
2
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
4
TroestMagnus Troest
Yellow Card90+2
6
GulanNikola Gulan
5
LumbMichael Lumb
3
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
Yellow Card56
6
ChristensenSøren Christensen
7
SmiljanićMilan Smiljanić (C)
7
GjesingJens Gjesing
Yellow Card6
17
MatićNemanja Matić
Substitution76
8
JensenMike Jensen
Substitution43
18
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
Goal74
10
SchøneLasse Schøne
10
TadićDušan Tadić
Substitution88
9
LangeJesper Lange
Substitution57
9
VeljovićRade Veljović
Substitution85
11
PedersenNicklas Pedersen

Substitutes

12
ŠaranovBojan Šaranov (GK)
16
HeinzeLasse Heinze (GK)
Substitution43
14
VilotićMilan Vilotić
13
StormBo Storm
11
PerićMilan Perić
Substitution85
14
MikkelsenTobias Mikkelsen
8
BogdanovićVladimir Bogdanović
Substitution88
15
JohansenTimmi Johansen
5
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Substitution76
17
UlrikVestergaard Ulrik
Substitution75
13
MilovanovićDragan Milovanović
18
NielsenBrian Nielsen
Substitution57
Yellow Card72
16
PajovićTomislav Pajović
12
KjærSimon Kjær

Coach

Slobodan Krčmarević (SRB) Keld Bordinggaard (DEN)

Referee

César Muñiz (ESP)

Assistant referees

José Miranda (ESP), Javier Novoa Robles (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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