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UEFA EURO: Serbia - Portugal Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2019/21 SeasonMatch press kits

SerbiaSerbiaStadion Rajko Mitić - BelgradeSaturday 7 September 2019
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Group B - Matchday -8
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/03/2019QR (GS)Portugal - Serbia1-1LisbonDanilo 42; Tadić 7 (P)
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2015QR (GS)Serbia - Portugal1-2
BelgradeZ. Tošić 65; Nani 5, João Moutinho 78
29/03/2015QR (GS)Portugal - Serbia2-1
LisbonRicardo Carvalho 10, Fábio Coentrão 63; Matić 61
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/09/2007QR (GS)Portugal - Serbia1-1LisbonSimão 11; Ivanović 88
28/03/2007QR (GS)Serbia - Portugal1-1BelgradeJanković 37; Tiago 5
1960 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/05/1960QFYugoslavia - Portugal5-1
agg: 6-3
BelgradeŠekularac 8, Čebinac 45, Kostić 50, 88, Galić 79; Cavém 29
08/05/1960QFPortugal - Yugoslavia2-1
OeirasSantana 30, Matateu 70; Kostić 81
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:09CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Serbia - Squad list
Current season
-Marko Dmitrović24/01/199227Eibar - 3000
-Predrag Rajković31/10/199523Reims - 0000
-Boris Radunović26/05/199623Verona - 0000
-Antonio Rukavina26/01/198435Astana - 2000
-Aleksandar Kolarov10/11/198533Roma - 2000
-Matija Nastasić28/03/199326Schalke - 0000
-Nikola Maksimović25/11/199127Napoli - 0000
-Uroš Spajić13/02/199326Krasnodar*3000
-Filip Mladenović15/08/199128Lechia - 1000
-Nikola Milenković12/10/199721Fiorentina - 3000
-Marko Gobeljić13/09/199226Crvena zvezda - 0000
-Adem Ljajić29/09/199127Beşiktaş - 3100
-Luka Milivojević07/04/199128Crystal Palace - 0000
-Nemanja Matić01/08/198831Man. United - 0000
-Filip Kostić01/11/199226Frankfurt - 2000
-Aleksandar Katai06/02/199128Chicago Fire - 1000
-Saša Lukić13/08/199623Torino - 1000
-Sergej Milinković-Savić27/02/199524Lazio - 1000
-Dušan Tadić20/11/198830Ajax - 3100
-Darko Lazović15/09/199028Verona - 2000
-Aleksandar Mitrović16/09/199424Fulham - 3200
-Nemanja Radonjić15/02/199623Marseille - 1000
-Luka Jović23/12/199721Real Madrid - 2100
-Ljubiša Tumbakovic02/09/195267 - 0000
Portugal - Squad list
Current season
-Beto01/05/198237Göztepe Izmir - 0000
-Rui Patrício15/02/198831Wolves - 2000
-José Sá17/01/199326Olympiacos - 0000
-José Fonte22/12/198335LOSC - 0000
-Mário Rui27/05/199128Napoli - 0000
-João Cancelo27/05/199425Man. City - 2000
-Rúben Dias14/05/199722Benfica - 2000
-Raphaël Guerreiro22/12/199325Dortmund - 2000
-Nélson Semedo16/11/199325Barcelona - 0000
-João Moutinho08/09/198632Wolves - 1000
-William Carvalho07/04/199227Betis - 2000
-Danilo09/09/199127Porto - 1100
-Daniel Carriço04/08/198831Sevilla - 0000
-Gonçalo Guedes29/11/199622Valencia - 1000
-Rúben Neves13/03/199722Wolves - 1000
-Renato Sanches18/08/199722LOSC - 0000
-Bernardo Silva10/08/199425Man. City - 2000
-Rafa Silva17/05/199326Benfica - 2000
-Pizzi06/10/198929Benfica - 1000
-Bruno Fernandes08/09/199424Sporting CP - 0000
-João Félix10/11/199919Atlético - 0000
-Cristiano Ronaldo05/02/198534Juventus - 2000
-Diogo Jota04/12/199622Wolves - 0000
-Fernando Santos10/10/195464 - 2000

Last updated 07/09/2019 08:55CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Ljubiša Tumbaković

Date of birth: 2 September 1952
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: Partizan, Vardar (loan), Radnički Sombor (loan)
Coaching career: Radnički Beograd, Obilić, Khaitan, Partizan (youth), Partizan (twice), AEK Athens, Al Nassr, Shandong Luneng, Steel Azin, Wuhan Zall, Montenegro, Serbia

• Belgrade-born Tumbaković started in the Radnički Beograd academy at the age of ten before moving on to the Partizan youth ranks two years later. He never appeared for the senior Partizan side in a competitive match and most of his professional playing career was spent on loan.

• Tumbaković went on to coach Partizan for nearly a decade in two separate spells, from 1992 to 1999 and 2000 to 2002. He won six league titles and three domestic cups to establish himself as one of the most successful ever Yugoslavian coaches.

• Had a solitary season in charge of AEK Athens either side of his two Partizan stints, leading the capital club to third in the Greek top flight.

• Tumbaković was later at the helm of Chinese sides Shandong Luneng – with whom he won two Super League titles and two domestic cups – and Wuhan Zall, as well as having spells in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

• Appointed Montenegro coach in January 2016 and oversaw a strong start to 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification only for successive defeats against Armenia and Poland to prove crucial, Tumbaković's side missing out on a play-off place after losing their last two fixtures against Denmark and, for a second time, Poland. Left his post on 7 June 2019 and was appointed Serbia coach on 1 July.


Fernando Santos

Date of birth: 10 October 1954
Nationality: Portuguese
Playing career: Benfica, Estoril (twice), Marítimo
Coaching career: Estoril, Estrela da Amadora, Porto, AEK Athens (twice), Panathinaikos, Sporting CP, Benfica, PAOK, Greece, Portugal

• A left-back, Santos – who holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – started his playing days at home-town club Benfica before spending most of his career with Estoril.

• He retired from playing in 1987, going immediately into coaching at Estoril, where he was head coach for six years, guiding the club to two promotions and into the Portuguese top flight.

• Had four seasons with Estrela da Amadora prior to joining Porto in 1998. Led his side to the Liga title in his first term, adding two domestic cups before departing for AEK in 2001. Again made an instant impact, lifting the 2002 Greek Cup. Went to Panathinaikos that summer followed by spells at Sporting, AEK again and Benfica.

• He then revived PAOK's fortunes after taking over in 2007, steering them to runners-up spot in the 2009/10 Super League to earn a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Announced his departure in May 2010 and was confirmed as Otto Rehhagel's successor as Greece coach six weeks later, proving an immediate hit as he helped them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012. Repeated the feat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, guiding Greece to the last 16, before stepping down.

• He was appointed by Portugal that September after Paulo Bento's departure and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories. The crowning glory was to come in France, Portugal remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament and defeating the hosts in the St-Denis final thanks to Éder's extra-time goal; two years later, Santos and his team reached the last 16 of the World Cup, following that with victory in the first UEFA Nations League, beating Switzerland and the Netherlands on home soil in the Finals.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeCüneyt Çakır (TUR)
  • Assistant refereesBahattin Duran (TUR) , Tarik Ongun (TUR)
  • Fourth officialHüseyin Göçek (TUR)
  • UEFA DelegatePetr Fousek (CZE)
  • UEFA Referee observerTerje Hauge (NOR)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Cüneyt Çakır23/11/197615114

Cüneyt Çakır

Referee since: 1994
First division: 2001
FIFA badge: 2006

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2012, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA Champions League
2012 FIFA Club World Cup

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
20/08/2009UELPOCD NacionalFC Zenit4-3Funchal
22/11/2011UCLGSManchester United FCSL Benfica2-2Manchester
16/02/2012UELR32FC PortoManchester City FC1-2Porto
02/10/2012UCLGSSL BenficaFC Barcelona0-2Lisbon
24/04/2014UELSFSL BenficaJuventus2-1Lisbon
30/09/2014UCLGSFC Shakhtar DonetskFC Porto2-2Lviv
18/08/2015UCLPOSporting Clube de PortugalPFC CSKA Moskva2-1Lisbon
09/12/2015UCLGSChelsea FCFC Porto2-0London
27/09/2016UCLGSLeicester City FCFC Porto1-0Leicester
23/08/2017UCLPOFCSBSporting Clube de Portugal1-5Bucharest
05/09/2017WCQRRepublic of IrelandSerbia0-1Dublin
29/08/2018UCLPOFC SalzburgFK Crvena zvezda2-2Salzburg
06/03/2019UCLR16FC PortoAS Roma3-1Porto

Last updated 06/09/2019 03:23CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Portugal 1-1 Serbia
    0-1 Tadić 7 (P) , 1-1 Danilo 42
    Dmitrović, Rukavina, Milenković, Spajić, Maksimović, A. Mitrović, Tadić, Mladenović, Gaćinović (21 Radonjić), Lazović (69 A. Živković), Ljajić (87 S. Milinković-Savić)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Ukraine 5-0 Serbia
    1-0 Tsygankov 26, 2-0 Tsygankov 27, 3-0 Konoplyanka 46, 4-0 Yaremchuk 58, 5-0 Konoplyanka 75
    Dmitrović, Milenković, Spajić, Maksimović, Prijović (53 A. Mitrović), Tadić, Kolarov, Gaćinović, Kostić, Jović (72 Lazović), Ljajić (60 Fejsa)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Serbia 4-1 Lithuania
    1-0 A. Mitrović 20, 2-0 A. Mitrović 34, 3-0 Jović 35, 3-1 Novikovas 71 (P) , 4-1 Ljajić 90+2
    Dmitrović, Rukavina, Milenković, Spajić, Maksimović, A. Mitrović, Tadić (81 Ljajić), Kolarov, Kostić (71 A. Živković), Jović (87 Katai), Lukić
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Portugal 0-0 Ukraine
    Rui Patrício, João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Raphaël Guerreiro, Ronaldo, João Moutinho (87 João Mário), André Silva (73 Dyego Sousa), Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Rúben Neves (62 Rafa Silva)
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Portugal 1-1 Serbia
    0-1 Tadić 7 (P) , 1-1 Danilo 42
    Rui Patrício, João Cancelo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Raphaël Guerreiro, Ronaldo (30 Pizzi), Bernardo Silva, Danilo, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva (84 Gonçalo Guedes), Dyego Sousa (57 André Silva)
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:09CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2020 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2020 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 was the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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