Qualifying round (Group A) - 11/09/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time) - Karadjordje - Novi Sad
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Six-goal Serbia blow away Wales

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.29CET
Serbia 6-1 Wales
Siniša Mihajlović's men got their campaign off the ground in resounding style, as six scorers eased them to Group A victory in Novi Sad.
Six-goal Serbia blow away Wales
Zoran Tošić is congratulated after getting Serbia's second ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SerbiaWales

Goals scored6
 
1
Total attempts18
 
3
Attempts on target8
 
1
off target2
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
6
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
10
Fouls suffered10
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 10:35 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 22.29CET

Six-goal Serbia blow away Wales

Serbia 6-1 Wales
Siniša Mihajlović's men got their campaign off the ground in resounding style, as six scorers eased them to Group A victory in Novi Sad.

Serbia got their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign up and running with a resounding win in Novi Sad, putting six past Wales to earn their first Group A win.

After a frustrating opening draw in Scotland, Siniša Mihajlović's men were re-energised back on home turf, and Aleksandar Kolarov's free-kick put them ahead early on , before Zoran Tošić doubled the lead from close range. Gareth Bale's set-piece reduced the deficit, but Filip Djuričić restored the advantage before the break, and Dušan Tadić, Branislav Ivanović and Miralem Sulejmani rounded things off in the second half.

The hosts threatened from the off and were unfortunate to see Matija Nastasić's goal-bound header blocked by team-mate Filip Djuričić. The opener came 14 minutes in, when Simon Church bundled over Lazar Marković 20 metres from goal, and Kolarov curled the ball expertly over the wall. Aleksandar Ignjovski drilled just wide, before a dogged run by Kolarov took him deep into the Wales area, and the Manchester City FC man's pull-back was turned in by Tošić.

Bale halved the deficit with a thumping free-kick of his own on the half-hour, but Serbia maintained their composure and the two-goal advantage was restored when Tadić's neat ball sent Djuričić into the area, and he finished high into the net.

Serbia put the game to bed ten minutes after the interval when captain Ivanović picked up a loose ball and powered into the area before crossing for Tadić to score, and with ten minutes remaining the captain himself drove low into the net. Substitute Sulejmani's effort was deflected past Boaz Myhill in the final minute to confirm a miserable night for Chris Coleman, who has now lost his first five matches as Wales manager.

Last updated: 12/09/12 0.35CET

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Lineup

Serbia

Serbia

Wales

Wales

1Vladimir Stojković (GK)1Boaz Myhill (GK)
3Ljubomir Fejsa2Chris Gunter
4Milan Biševac3Adam Matthews
Substitution46
5Matija Nastasić4David Edwards
Substitution46
6Branislav Ivanović (C)
Goal80
5Darcy Blake
Yellow Card62
7Zoran Tošić
Goal24
Substitution70
6Ashley Williams
10Dušan Tadić
Goal55
7Joe Allen
Substitution71
11Aleksandar Kolarov
Goal16
8Simon Church
17Aleksandar Ignjovski
Substitution85
9Steve Morison
19Filip Djuričić
Goal39
Substitution81
10Aaron Ramsey (C)
Yellow Card78
21Lazar Marković11Gareth Bale
Goal31

Substitutes

12Damir Kahriman (GK)12Jason Brown (GK)
2Nenad Tomović13Ben Davies
8Radosav Petrović14Sam Ricketts
Substitution46
9Miralem Sulejmani
Substitution70
Goal90
15Ashley Richards
13Nikola Maksimović16David Vaughan
Substitution46
14Nemanja Matić17Andy King
Substitution71
15Dejan Lekić
Substitution81
18Rob Earnshaw
16Srdjan Mijailović
Substitution85
19Sam Vokes
18Miloš Ninković20Jonathan Williams
20Neven Subotić21Lewis Price (GK)
22Darko Lazović22Hal Robson-Kanu
23Željko Brkić (GK)

Coach

Siniša Mihajlović (SRB) Chris Coleman (WAL)

Referee

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Assistant referees

Ricardo Santos (POR), Venâncio Tomé (POR)

Fourth official

João Ferreira (POR)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Serbia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Belgium, 12 October 2012, 0-3
  • Wales

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Scotland, 12 October 2012, 2-1
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