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Moutinho magic keeps Portugal buoyant

Published: Sunday 11 October 2015, 19.51CET
Serbia 1-2 Portugal
An early first-half goal from Nani was cancelled out by Zoran Tošić before João Moutinho sealed victory for Group I winners Portugal in Belgrade.
by Sonja Nikčević
from Stadion FK Partizan

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Match statistics

SerbiaPortugal

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)57
 
43
Total attempts17
 
8
on target5
 
5
off target8
 
2
blocked4
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
0
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red Cards2
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
15
Fouls suffered15
 
13

Standings

* Serbia have had 3 point(s) deducted

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Sunday 11 October 2015, 19.51CET

Moutinho magic keeps Portugal buoyant

Serbia 1-2 Portugal
An early first-half goal from Nani was cancelled out by Zoran Tošić before João Moutinho sealed victory for Group I winners Portugal in Belgrade.

  • Nani scores after five minutes to give Portugal the lead
  • Zoran Tošić conjures an equaliser for the hosts midway through second half
  • João Moutinho pounces on 78 minutes to hand Fernando Santos's team victory
  • Serbia end with nine men after red cards for Nemanja Matić and Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Portugal are Group I winners; Serbia finish fourth

Already through to UEFA EURO 2016, Group I winners Portugal rounded off their qualifying campaign with a victory in Serbia.

The hosts made a purposeful start to their final outing in the section but were stunned early on as Danny tried his luck following a fine run, Nani the quickest to react after Vladimir Stojković had failed to hold onto the initial effort.

Unperturbed, Serbia continued their assault, with Zoran Tošić, Aleksandar Mitrović and Adem Ljajić all proving a handful for the Portuguese defence. Making the most of their chances proved another matter, however, and Tošić's 65th-minute leveller was all they had to show for their efforts, the No7 lashing the ball into the top corner following an Aleksandar Kolarov cutback.

Watch: Nani reaction

The final word nevertheless belonged to substitute João Moutinho, who added to his winning effort against Denmark on Thursday by firing an excellent shot high into the net from the edge of the area. The misery then continued for Serbia as both Kolarov and Nemanja Matić saw red in the final ten minutes.

The result ended Serbia's run of two consecutive victories, leaving Radovan Ćurčić's side winless in Belgrade since 2011 – and fourth in the final Group I reckoning.

Last updated: 13/10/15 0.04CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2014055/postmatch/report/index.html#portugal+overcome+serbia

Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Portugal

Portugal

1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
3
D. TošićDuško Tošić
Yellow Card78
2
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
Substitution46
4
TomovićNenad Tomović
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Substitution70
7
Z. TošićZoran Tošić
Goal65
Substitution84
10
DannyDanny
Yellow Card42
Substitution57
9
A. MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Yellow Card50
Substitution85
11
André AndréAndré André
Yellow Card82
10
TadićDušan Tadić
13
DaniloDanilo
Yellow Card50
11
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov (C)
Substitution77
Yellow Card79
Red Card80
14
FonteJosé Fonte
13
S. MitrovićStefan Mitrović
17
NaniNani (C)
Goal5
Yellow Card42
16
MilivojevićLuka Milivojević
18
EliseuEliseu
21
MatićNemanja Matić
Red Card81
20
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
22
LjajićAdem Ljajić
23
SemedoNélson Semedo
Yellow Card28

Substitutes

23
DmitrovićMarko Dmitrović (GK)
12
EduardoEduardo (GK)
2
ObradovićIvan Obradović
Substitution77
22
VenturaVentura (GK)
5
GudeljNemanja Gudelj
3
Luís NetoLuís Neto
Substitution46
6
PetkovićMarko Petković
6
Rafa SilvaRafa Silva
8
SulejmaniMiralem Sulejmani
Substitution84
7
RicardoRicardo
12
RajkovićPredrag Rajković (GK)
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Substitution70
Goal78
14
BrašanacDarko Brašanac
9
ÉderÉder
Substitution57
15
SpajićUroš Spajić
15
Bernardo SilvaBernardo Silva
17
S. Milinković-SavićSergej Milinković-Savić
16
João MárioJoão Mário
18
KataiAleksandar Katai
19
Rui FonteRui Fonte
19
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
21
CédricCédric
20
ŠkuletićPetar Škuletić
Substitution85

Coach

Radovan Ćurčić (SRB) Fernando Santos (POR)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Javier Rodriguez (ESP), Angel Nevado Rodriguez (ESP)

Fourth official

Jorge Canelo Prieto (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Pedro Perez Montero (ESP)

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