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Five sent off as Cyprus overcome Serbia

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 21.44CET
Cyprus 2-1 Serbia
Cyprus gained their second win of the campaign from a qualifying Group 9 match which featured five red cards – three in added time.
Five sent off as Cyprus overcome Serbia
Cyprus have played five games, more than any other country in Group 9 ©Getty Images

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Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 21.44CET

Five sent off as Cyprus overcome Serbia

Cyprus 2-1 Serbia
Cyprus gained their second win of the campaign from a qualifying Group 9 match which featured five red cards – three in added time.

Cyprus moved up to second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 following a stormy encounter with Serbia in which five players were sent off.

The first red card was shown on 27 minutes to Cyprus's Zacharias Theodorou for a late challenge on Petar Golubović, yet despite their numerical disadvantage the hosts went in front early in the second half when Dimitris Froxylias converted from the spot after Uroš Spajić had fouled Nikos Englezou.

Michael Thalassitis, who also struck a post from long range in the first half, headed the hosts further ahead from an Englezou cross with a little over a quarter of an hour remaining – but was then sent off for a second bookable offence with three minutes left. By that time, Serbia had halved the arrears courtesy of Aleksandar Mitrović's spot kick, awarded after Andreas Christofides tripped Filip Đuričić.

Then, after Serbia captain Uroš Ćosić's free-kick evaded everyone in added time and rebounded off the bar, the match erupted, with Cyprus skipper Alexandros Konstantinou, Ćosić and team-mate Aleksandar Pantić being dismissed following a melee.

Last updated: 05/06/15 8.26CET

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Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Serbia

Serbia

1
MytidisZannettos Mytidis (GK)
Yellow Card90+3
1
PerićNikola Perić (GK)
2
EfthimiouNikos Efthimiou
Yellow Card12
Substitution59
2
KovačevićAleksandar Kovačević
3
LaifisKostas Laifis
4
MijailovićSrdjan Mijailović
Substitution56
5
ChristofidesAndreas Christofides
5
ĆosićUroš Ćosić (C)
Yellow Card80
Red Card90+6
6
TheodorouZacharias Theodorou
Red Card27
6
PantićAleksandar Pantić
Red Card90+6
7
EnglezouNikos Englezou
8
DjurdjevićUroš Djurdjević
Substitution67
11
KonstantinouAlex Konstantinou (C)
Red Card90+6
9
A. MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Goal84
15
Marko CharalampousMarko Charalampous
Substitution46
10
DjuričićFilip Djuričić
16
FroxyliasDimitris Froxylias
Goal54
Substitution76
15
SpajićUroš Spajić
Yellow Card54
17
M. StylianouMarios Stylianou
16
MilunovićLuka Milunović
Substitution72
18
ThalassitisMichael Thalassitis
Goal71
Yellow Card86
Red Card87
17
GolubovićPetar Golubović
Yellow Card22

Substitutes

12
LoizouGiorgos Loizou (GK)
12
DmitrovićMarko Dmitrović (GK)
9
RoushiasOnisiforos Roushias
Substitution59
13
N. PetrovićNemanja Petrović
10
PanagiotouEmilios Panagiotou
Substitution46
14
BrašanacDarko Brašanac
Substitution56
13
ConstantinouAndreas Constantinou
19
PešićAleksandar Pešić
Substitution67
14
DemetriouMarios Demetriou
20
VitasUroš Vitas
19
DemetriouJames Demetriou
21
StoiljkovićNikola Stoiljković
Substitution72
20
DjamasChristos Djamas
Substitution76
22
RadojaNemanja Radoja

Coach

Apostolos Makridis (CYP) Radovan Ćurčić (SRB)

Referee

Kristo Tohver (EST)

Assistant referees

Sten Klaasen (EST), Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)

Fourth official

Juri Frischer (EST)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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