UEFA Nations League - Group C4
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Serbia beat Montenegro to close in on promotion to Nations League second tier

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic (centre) vies with Montenegro's Boris Kopitovic
Mitrovic has now scored five goals in his last three appearances for Serbia

Serbia are closing in on promotion to the Nations League second tier after a 2-1 home win over neighbours Montenegro extended their lead in Group 4C.

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was both hero and near villain for the home side, scoring their second but then missing a penalty to make it 3-0.

Mitrovic headed in, two minutes after Adem Ljajic's 30th-minute opener, but chipped his spot-kick over the bar.

Stefan Mugosa pulled a goal back in the second half but Serbia held on.

Their place in League B will be confirmed if Romania fail to beat Lithuania on Saturday evening.

If they win the race for top spot goes down to the final round of fixtures, which sees Serbia host Lithuania and Romania travel to Montenegro on Tuesday 20 November.

Line-ups

Serbia

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Rajkovic
  • 2Rukavina
  • 4Milenkovic
  • 13Veljkovic
  • 11Kolarov
  • 21MaticBooked at 88mins
  • 6Maksimovic
  • 10Tadic
  • 22LjajicSubstituted forRadonjicat 90+2'minutes
  • 14GacinovicBooked at 61minsSubstituted forLukicat 71'minutes
  • 9MitrovicSubstituted forJovicat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jovicic
  • 5Spajic
  • 7Zivkovic
  • 8Prijovic
  • 12Vasiljevic
  • 15Vukovic
  • 16Lukic
  • 17Aleksic
  • 18Radonjic
  • 19Jovic
  • 20Miletic
  • 23Jovanovic

Montenegro

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Petkovic
  • 23Marusic
  • 5KopitovicBooked at 47mins
  • 22SimicBooked at 36mins
  • 7Vesovic
  • 19ScekicSubstituted forBoljevicat 45'minutes
  • 18Kosovic
  • 10JankovicBooked at 75minsSubstituted forDjordjevicat 82'minutes
  • 20Ivanic
  • 16Jovovic
  • 9MugosaBooked at 5mins

Substitutes

  • 2Radunovic
  • 3Boljevic
  • 4Hocko
  • 6Mijuskovic
  • 8Djordjevic
  • 11Vujacic
  • 12Mijatovic
  • 13Ljuljanovic
  • 14Zoric
  • 15Kajevic
  • 17Mirkovic
  • 21Klimenta
Referee:
Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Attendance:
15,416

Match Stats

Home TeamSerbiaAway TeamMontenegro
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Serbia 2, Montenegro 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Serbia 2, Montenegro 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov (Serbia).

  4. Post update

    Luka Djordjevic (Montenegro) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Serbia. Nemanja Radonjic replaces Adem Ljajic.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stefan Mugosa (Montenegro) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mirko Ivanic.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adem Ljajic (Serbia) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nemanja Maksimovic.

  8. Booking

    Nemanja Matic (Serbia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nemanja Matic (Serbia).

  10. Post update

    Aleksandar Boljevic (Montenegro) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sasa Lukic (Serbia).

  12. Post update

    Nebojsa Kosovic (Montenegro) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Montenegro. Conceded by Predrag Rajkovic.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vladimir Jovovic (Montenegro) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Boljevic.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Serbia. Luka Jovic replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.

  16. Post update

    Nemanja Matic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Vladimir Jovovic (Montenegro).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Montenegro. Luka Djordjevic replaces Marko Jankovic.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia).

  20. Post update

    Boris Kopitovic (Montenegro) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 17th November 2018

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France42114407
2Netherlands32016246
3Germany301215-41

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium33007169
2Switzerland32019366
3Iceland4004113-120

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal32104227
2Italy41212205
3Poland301235-21

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain420212756
2England31114404
3Croatia311138-54

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine43015509
2Czech Rep310234-13
3Slovakia31025413

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia32104137
2Sweden31113304
3Turkey410347-33

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bos-Herze431051410
2Austria31111104
3Northern Ireland300315-40

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark32104137
2Wales42026516
3R. of Ireland301215-41

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Israel32014226
2Scotland32017256
3Albania410318-73

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland540151412
2Greece53024409
3Hungary52127617
4Estonia501438-51

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norway531152310
2Bulgaria531164210
3Cyprus512257-25
4Slovenia502347-32

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Serbia532073411
2Romania52307349
3Montenegro52127527
4Lithuania5005212-100

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Georgia5410101913
2Kazakhstan51317526
3Latvia503226-43
4Andorra503229-73

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belarus532080811
2Luxembourg530210379
3Moldova522134-18
4San Marino5005014-140

O

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kosovo5320112911
2Azerbaijan52307259
3Faroe Islands511349-54
4Malta5023413-92

P

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1North Macedonia5401105512
2Armenia530212669
3Gibraltar5203511-66
4Liechtenstein5104510-53
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