European Championship Qualifying - Group B
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Portugal 1-1 Serbia: Cristiano Ronaldo suffers hamstring injury

Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal drew 0-0 with Ukraine in their opening European Championship qualifier on Friday

Forward Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured as Portugal drew their European Championship qualifier against Serbia.

Ronaldo was substituted after appearing to injure a hamstring after 31 minutes.

Serbia led at the time after Dusan Tadic's early penalty but the hosts equalised through a spectacular 25-yard strike from Danilo Pereira.

"I'll know more in 24 or 48 hours," said Ronaldo. "It happens. If you go out in the rain you get wet. I'm calm, I'll be back in one or two weeks."

His club, Juventus, are 15 points clear at the top of Italy's Serie A and face Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The first leg takes place in Amsterdam on 10 April, with the return leg in Turin on 16 April.

Euro 2016 winners Portugal have begun their defence with two draws at home in their qualifying group after being held to a scoreless draw by Ukraine on Friday.

Portugal thought they had a penalty when the referee pointed to the spot after the ball hit the outstretched arm of Antonio Rukavina from Andre Silva's close-range header.

However, after conferring with an assistant, the official reversed his decision.

The hosts were lucky to finish the game with 11 men after Pepe, who was booked in the first half, caught Tadic on the ankle in the 57th minute, but he escaped further punishment.

Line-ups

Portugal

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 2Cancelo
  • 3PepeBooked at 45mins
  • 4Rúben Dias
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 11Bernardo Silva
  • 13Danilo
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 15Ferreira SilvaSubstituted forGonçalo Guedesat 84'minutes
  • 23Ferreira SousaSubstituted forAndré Silvaat 58'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forAfonso Fernandesat 30'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6José Fonte
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 9André Silva
  • 10João Mário
  • 12Malheiro de Sá
  • 16Jota
  • 17Gonçalo Guedes
  • 18Neves
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 20Afonso Fernandes
  • 21Nélson Semedo
  • 22Beto

Serbia

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Dmitrovic
  • 2Rukavina
  • 5SpajicBooked at 79mins
  • 4Milenkovic
  • 11MladenovicBooked at 77mins
  • 17LazovicSubstituted forZivkovicat 69'minutes
  • 6Maksimovic
  • 22LjajicSubstituted forMilinkovic-Savicat 87'minutes
  • 14GacinovicSubstituted forRadonjicat 21'minutes
  • 10TadicBooked at 86mins
  • 9Mitrovic

Substitutes

  • 3Gajic
  • 7Zivkovic
  • 8Jovic
  • 12Rajkovic
  • 13Mitrovic
  • 15Veljkovic
  • 16Lukic
  • 18Radonjic
  • 19Jovicic
  • 20Milinkovic-Savic
  • 21Pavkov
  • 23Vasiljevic
Referee:
Szymon Marciniak
Attendance:
50,342

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamSerbia
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home28
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portugal 1, Serbia 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portugal 1, Serbia 1.

  3. Post update

    Pizzi (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pepe (Portugal) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pepe (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pizzi with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Nikola Milenkovic.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gonçalo Guedes.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Serbia).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Serbia. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic replaces Adem Ljajic.

  14. Booking

    Dusan Tadic (Serbia) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nikola Milenkovic (Serbia).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal).

  18. Post update

    Andrija Zivkovic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Portugal. Gonçalo Guedes replaces Rafa.

As It Stood

A

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1England220010196
2Bulgaria20202202
3Kosovo10101101
4Montenegro201126-41
5Czech Rep100105-50

B

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1Ukraine21102114
2Luxembourg21013303
3Portugal20201102
4Serbia10101101
5Lithuania100112-10

C

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1Northern Ireland22004136
2Germany11003213
3Netherlands21016333
4Estonia100102-20
5Belarus200216-50

D

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1Switzerland11002023
2R. of Ireland11001013
3Denmark00000000
4Gibraltar100101-10
5Georgia100102-20

E

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1Slovakia21012113
2Wales11001013
3Hungary210123-13
4Croatia21013303
5Azerbaijan100112-10

F

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1Spain11002113
2Sweden11002113
3Malta11002113
4Romania100112-10
5Faroe Islands100112-10
6Norway100112-10

G

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1Poland22003036
2Israel21105324
3North Macedonia21104224
4Slovenia20202202
5Austria200225-30
6Latvia200215-40

H

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1France22008176
2Turkey22006066
3Albania21013213
4Iceland210124-23
5Andorra200205-50
6Moldova200218-70

I

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1Belgium22005146
2Russia21015323
3Kazakhstan210134-13
4Cyprus21015233
5Scotland210123-13
6San Marino200207-70

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece11002023
2Italy11002023
3Bos-Herze11002113
4Armenia100112-10
5Liechtenstein100102-20
6Finland100102-20
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