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Lazović stars as Serbia thwart the Faroes

Serbia 5-1 Faroe Islands
FK Crvena zvezda midfielder Darko Lazović scored two and set up two more as Aleksandar Janković's side took command in Group 4.

Darko Lazović (in blue) was the star performer for Serbia
Darko Lazović (in blue) was the star performer for Serbia ©Getty Images

An early Faroe Islands goal spurred Serbia into action in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 4, with the hosts driving on towards a comfortable victory in Uzice.

Serbia were hit by a bolt from the blue when Róaldur Jacobsen lashed home a seventh-minute free-kick, but Darko Lazović laid on the ball for Nemanja Kojić to level, with Matija Nastasić's header from a corner putting the home side ahead three minutes later. Kojić then hit a post before a fine individual effort from Lazović extended the Serbian lead, and the goalscorer set up Luka Milunović to make it 4-1 six minutes before the break.

Gunnar Zachariasen failed to punish a blunder from Serbia goalkeeper Branimir Aleksić as the pace dipped in the second period, and Milunović passed up a decent opportunity at the other end before FK Crvena zvezda midfielder Lazović capped a splendid performance with his second goal of the night, providing a low finish after good work from Luka Milivojević on the left. Aleksandar Janković's Serbia top Group 4 with full marks from their first two games.