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Mitrović heads Serbia to Belgium success

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 20.45CET
Belgium 0-3 Serbia
Two goals from Aleksandar Mitrović and one from Darko Brašanac took Serbia top of Group 9, above their hosts on head-to-head record.
by Giovanni de Paola
from FC ZD Oud-Heverlee
Mitrović heads Serbia to Belgium success
Serbia celebrate after victory against Belgium ©AFP

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Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 20.45CET

Mitrović heads Serbia to Belgium success

Belgium 0-3 Serbia
Two goals from Aleksandar Mitrović and one from Darko Brašanac took Serbia top of Group 9, above their hosts on head-to-head record.

Serbia moved above Belgium at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 after Aleksandar Mitrović struck twice in a 3-0 victory in Louvain.

The RSC Anderlecht forward met Filip Kostić's corner with a brilliant header on 11 minutes to set his side on their way, and was only denied a second in similar circumstances by Colin Coosemans' save nine minutes later. Julien De Sart went close with a header at the other end, before Marko Dmitrović did well to block Michy Batshuayi's strike early in the second period.

That proved to be an important intervention; Darko Brašanac scored from Miloš Jojić's cross soon afterwards, and it only took three more minutes for Kostić and Mitrović to team up again for another headed goal.

"Thanks to our defence, Belgium did not have a lot of space and a lot of chances," Mitrović said later. "Belgium have a great team and I think they will be up with us in the final reckoning. Now we have to win in Italy, then Belgium can finish second in the group."

Last updated: 04/06/15 8.37CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011560/postmatch/report/index.html#serbia+supplant+belgium

Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Serbia

Serbia

1
CoosemansColin Coosemans (GK)
1
DmitrovićMarko Dmitrović (GK)
3
ArslanagicDino Arslanagic
3
PetkovićMarko Petković (C)
Yellow Card35
5
De BockLaurens De Bock
7
ČaušićGoran Čaušić
6
J. De SartJulien De Sart
Yellow Card15
9
A. MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Goal11
Goal56
Substitution89
7
MpokuPaul-José Mpoku (C)
Substitution58
10
DjuričićFilip Djuričić
Yellow Card48
8
HazardThorgan Hazard
Substitution77
13
N. PetrovićNemanja Petrović
Yellow Card23
10
PraetDennis Praet
14
BrašanacDarko Brašanac
Goal53
11
CarrascoYannick Carrasco
Yellow Card55
Substitution67
15
SpajićUroš Spajić
15
DenayerJason Denayer
17
KostićFilip Kostić
Substitution84
17
NgawaPierre-Yves Ngawa
18
JojićMiloš Jojić
Substitution77
22
BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi
Yellow Card45+1
20
VitasUroš Vitas
Yellow Card46

Substitutes

12
SelsMatz Sels (GK)
12
PerićNikola Perić (GK)
2
VermijlMarnick Vermijl
2
KovačevićAleksandar Kovačević
Substitution77
9
OrigiDivock Origi
Substitution67
5
ĆosićUroš Ćosić
13
VerboomBryan Verboom
6
PantićAleksandar Pantić
14
BrunoMassimo Bruno
Substitution58
8
MalbašićFilip Malbašić
19
VanakenHans Vanaken
Substitution77
11
DjurdjevićUroš Djurdjević
Substitution84
20
Van der BruggenHannes Van der Bruggen
19
PešićAleksandar Pešić
Substitution89

Coach

Johan Walem (BEL) Radovan Ćurčić (SRB)

Referee

Felix Zwayer (GER)

Assistant referees

Mike Pickel (GER), Marcel Pelgrim (GER)

Fourth official

Daniel Siebert (GER)

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