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World Cup warm-up match: Serbia 5-1 Bolivia

Serbia forward Aleksandar Mitrovic
Newcastle United signed Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht for £13m in 2015.

Newcastle United forward Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a hat-trick as Serbia thrashed Bolivia 5-1 in Graz in their final World Cup warm-up match.

Mitrovic, who spent the final months of the season on loan at Fulham, scored his first after just four minutes, and Torino's Adem Ljajic doubled the lead.

After Mitrovic's second, ex-Chelsea full-back Branislav Ivanovic fired in a powerful volley to score the home side's fourth goal on 42 minutes.

Mitrovic hit his third on 68 minutes.

That came 20 minutes after Jhasmani Campos scored for Bolivia, who failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic, Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic and Southampton's Dusan Tadic all featured as Mladen Krstajic's team bounced back from a 1-0 defeat by Chile on Monday.

Serbia, drawn in Group E, begin their World Cup campaign against Costa Rica on June 17 before facing Switzerland and five-time winners Brazil.

Line-ups

Serbia

  • 1StojkovicSubstituted forRajkovicat 80'minutes
  • 6Ivanovic
  • 15MilenkovicBooked at 9mins
  • 3TosicSubstituted forRukavinaat 67'minutes
  • 11Kolarov
  • 21MaticSubstituted forMilivojevicat 45'minutes
  • 20Milinkovic-SavicSubstituted forGrujicat 63'minutes
  • 10TadicSubstituted forRadonjicat 85'minutes
  • 22Ljajic
  • 17Kostic
  • 9MitrovicSubstituted forPrijovicat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rukavina
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 5Spajic
  • 7Zivkovic
  • 8Prijovic
  • 12Rajkovic
  • 13Veljkovic
  • 14Rodic
  • 16Grujic
  • 18Radonjic
  • 19Jovic
  • 23Dmitrovic

Bolivia

  • 23Viscarra
  • 2AñezBooked at 53mins
  • 4Haquín
  • 16Raldes
  • 22Sagredo
  • 7ArceSubstituted forVacaat 51'minutes
  • 8SaavedraSubstituted forRiberaat 57'minutes
  • 6BejaranoSubstituted forVargas Garcíaat 80'minutes
  • 14JustinianoSubstituted forRodríguezat 75'minutes
  • 10CamposSubstituted forVargas Castilloat 69'minutes
  • 20SánchezSubstituted forAlíat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lampe
  • 5Olguín
  • 9Vaca
  • 11Alí
  • 13Rodríguez
  • 15Vargas García
  • 17Ribera
  • 18Vargas Castillo
Referee:
Christopher Jäger
Attendance:
1,572

Match Stats

Home TeamSerbiaAway TeamBolivia
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Serbia 5, Bolivia 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Serbia 5, Bolivia 1.

Attempt missed. Luis Alí (Bolivia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Filip Kostic (Serbia) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Adem Ljajic (Serbia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov.

Attempt missed. Marko Grujic (Serbia) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aleksandar Kolarov with a cross following a set piece situation.

Filip Kostic (Serbia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alexis Ribera (Bolivia).

Foul by Luka Milivojevic (Serbia).

Alexis Ribera (Bolivia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo Rodríguez (Bolivia) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left. Assisted by José Sagredo.

Substitution

Substitution, Serbia. Nemanja Radonjic replaces Dusan Tadic.

Luka Milivojevic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luis Alí (Bolivia).

Dusan Tadic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Vaca (Bolivia).

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Serbia).

Alexis Ribera (Bolivia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Dusan Tadic (Serbia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Serbia. Predrag Rajkovic replaces Vladimir Stojkovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolivia. José Vargas replaces Danny Bejarano.

Hand ball by Luis Haquín (Bolivia).

Marko Grujic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodrigo Vargas (Bolivia).

Attempt missed. Marko Grujic (Serbia) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Antonio Rukavina with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolivia. Rodrigo Rodríguez replaces Leonel Justiniano.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dusan Tadic (Serbia) because of an injury.

Dusan Tadic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by José Sagredo (Bolivia).

Substitution

Substitution, Serbia. Aleksandar Prijovic replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Vaca (Bolivia) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Leonel Justiniano.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolivia. Rodrigo Vargas replaces Jhasmani Campos.

Goal!

Goal! Serbia 5, Bolivia 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.

Substitution

Substitution, Serbia. Antonio Rukavina replaces Dusko Tosic.

Marko Grujic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jhasmani Campos (Bolivia).

Attempt blocked. Dusan Tadic (Serbia) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

Dusko Tosic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jhasmani Campos (Bolivia).

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