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UEFA EURO: Portugal - Serbia Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

PortugalEstádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica - LisbonMonday 25 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup B - Matchday 2Serbia
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

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 23/03/2019 23:37CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Portugal - Squad list
Current season
-Beto01/05/198236Göztepe Izmir - 0000
-Rui Patrício15/02/198831Wolves - 1000
-José Sá17/01/199326Olympiacos - 0000
-Pepe26/02/198336Porto - 1000
-José Fonte22/12/198335LOSC - 0000
-Mário Rui27/05/199127Napoli - 0000
-João Cancelo27/05/199424Juventus - 1000
-Rúben Dias14/05/199721Benfica - 1000
-Raphaël Guerreiro22/12/199325Dortmund - 1000
-Nélson Semedo16/11/199325Barcelona - 0000
-João Moutinho08/09/198632Wolves - 1000
-William Carvalho07/04/199226Betis - 1000
-João Mário19/01/199326Internazionale - 1000
-Danilo09/09/199127Porto - 0000
-Gonçalo Guedes29/11/199622Valencia - 0000
-Rúben Neves13/03/199722Wolves - 1000
-Bernardo Silva10/08/199424Man. City - 1000
-Rafa Silva17/05/199325Benfica - 1000
-Pizzi06/10/198929Benfica - 0000
-Cristiano Ronaldo05/02/198534Juventus - 1000
-André Silva06/11/199523Sevilla - 1000
-Diogo Jota04/12/199622Wolves - 0000
-Dyego Sousa14/09/198929Braga - 1000
-Fernando Santos10/10/195464 - 1000
Serbia - Squad list
Current season
-Marko Dmitrović24/01/199227Eibar - 0000
-Predrag Rajković31/10/199523M. Tel-Aviv - 0000
-Nikola Vasiljević24/06/199622Radnik Surdulica - 0000
-Antonio Rukavina26/01/198435Astana - 0000
-Uroš Spajić13/02/199326Krasnodar - 0000
-Filip Mladenović15/08/199127Lechia - 0000
-Miloš Veljković26/09/199523Bremen - 0000
-Milan Gajić28/01/199623Crvena zvezda - 0000
-Stefan Mitrović22/05/199028Strasbourg - 0000
-Nikola Milenković12/10/199721Fiorentina - 0000
-Adem Ljajić29/09/199127Beşiktaş - 0000
-Andrija Živković11/07/199622Benfica - 0000
-Mijat Gaćinović08/02/199524Frankfurt - 0000
-Saša Lukić13/08/199622Torino - 0000
-Nemanja Maksimović26/01/199524Getafe - 0000
-Sergej Milinković-Savić27/02/199524Lazio - 0000
-Branko Jovičić18/03/199326Crvena zvezda - 0000
-Dušan Tadić20/11/198830Ajax - 0000
-Darko Lazović15/09/199028Genoa - 0000
-Aleksandar Mitrović16/09/199424Fulham - 0000
-Nemanja Radonjić15/02/199623Marseille - 0000
-Luka Jović23/12/199721Frankfurt - 0000
-Milan Pavkov09/02/199425Crvena zvezda - 0000
-Mladen Krstajić04/03/197445 - 0000

Last updated 25/03/2019 10:27CET

Head coach Only this chapter

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 and subsequently qualified for the first UEFA Nations League Finals.


Mladen Krstajić

Date of birth: 4 March 1974
Nationality: Serbian
Playing career: Čelik, Senta, Kikinda, Partizan (twice), Werder Bremen, Schalke
Coaching career: Serbia

• A tall, left-footed defender, Krstajić's career began in the youth sector of Bosnian club Čelik from his home town of Zenica. He moved to Serbia in 1992 during the Yugoslav civil war, playing for unheralded Senta and Kikinda before being snapped up in 1996 by Belgrade giants Partizan.

• Rapidly became a Partizan regular, starting out at left-back before moving into central defence. He helped the Black-and-Whites to three championship titles (1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99) and one national cup (1997/98) during his four-year stay.

• In the summer of 2000 Krstajić moved to Werder Bremen, where he performed with distinction for a further four seasons, climaxing in 2003/04 as he helped the club win the German Bundesliga/DFB Pokal double. He then left for a five-year stint at Schalke, where he was appointed as captain and established himself as one of the Bundesliga's foremost defenders.

• He played 59 senior international matches for his country, from 1999 to 2008, notably featuring as one of the 'Famous Four' alongside Nemanja Vidić, Goran Gavrančić and Ivica Dragutinović in the Serbia and Montenegro defence that qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup with the concession of just one goal. He also started all three matches at the finals in Germany.

• He returned to Belgrade to end his career back at Partizan, winning two more titles, before being appointed as the club's sports director. He later helped Serbia qualify for the 2018 World Cup as assistant coach to Slavoljub Muslin before replacing him, initially as caretaker, and leading the side at the finals in Russia, where they were eliminated at the group stage. Went on to oversee a promotion-winning campaign in the UEFA Nations League later that year.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSzymon Marciniak (POL)
  • Assistant refereesPaweł Sokolnicki (POL) , Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
  • Fourth officialTomasz Musiał (POL)
  • UEFA DelegateTarik Shamel (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerPeter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Szymon Marciniak07/01/1981769

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/10/2012UELGSKRC GenkSporting Clube de Portugal2-1Genk
27/02/2014UELR32SL BenficaPAOK FC3-0Lisbon
22/10/2014UCLGSAS Monaco FCSL Benfica0-0Monaco
21/06/2015U21GS-FTItalyPortugal0-0Uherske Hradiste
05/04/2016UCLQFFC Bayern MünchenSL Benfica1-0Munich
23/08/2016UCLPOAS RomaFC Porto0-3Rome
18/09/2018UCLGSFK Crvena zvezdaSSC Napoli0-0Belgrade

Last updated 24/03/2019 03:25CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
    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)
  • (25/03/2019)
  • (07/09/2019)
  • (10/09/2019)
  • (11/10/2019)
  • (14/10/2019)
  • (14/11/2019)
  • (17/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group B - Group Standings
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (07/09/2019)
  • (10/09/2019)
  • (14/10/2019)
  • (14/11/2019)
  • (17/11/2019)

Last updated 24/03/2019 00:01CET


:: 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 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 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 is 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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