Serbia 2-2 Portugal: Diogo Jota scores twice & Cristiano Ronaldo left fuming


Last updated on 12 minutes ago12 minutes ago.From the section European Football

Cristiano Ronaldo was infuriated after it was ruled his shot in stoppage time had not crossed the lineLiverpool’s Diogo Jota scored twice for Group A favourites Portugal but they were denied victory by gutsy Serbia in their World Cup qualifier.

Jota scored with two headers courtesy of crosses from Bernardo Silva and Cedric Soares to give Portugal a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes.

But Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his third goal in two games before Filip Kostic slotted in.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a stoppage-time effort cleared off the line.

The Juventus forward thought he had scored with his angled shot and was aghast when the officials ruled he had not. There was no goalline technology available for the match.

Portugal’s all-time leading scorer was booked for protesting, and after the final whistle threw his captain’s armband to the turf and stormed down the tunnel at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade.

Also in stoppage time, Serbia were reduced to 10 men when Nikola Milenkovic was shown a straight red for a foul on Porto’s Danilo Pereira.

Mitrovic effort shortly after the break saw him become Serbia and the former Yugoslavia’s all-time leading goalscorer. The Fulham forward’s 39th goal moved him one clear of former Yugoslavia player Stjepan Bobek.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos also reached a milestone – 1,000 games as head coach at club and international level.

Line-upsSerbiaFormation 3-4-1-2






1Dmitrovic4MilenkovicBooked at 90mins13Mitrovic2Pavlovic22LazovicSubstituted forMaksimovicat 45’minutesBooked at 56mins20Milinkovic-Savic8Gudelj17KosticSubstituted forRisticat 72’minutes10TadicSubstituted forDjuricicat 82’minutes18VlahovicSubstituted forRadonjicat 45’minutes9MitrovicBooked at 85minsSubstituted forJovicat 88’minutesSubstitutes3Petkovic5Spajic6Maksimovic7Radonjic11Jovic12Rajkovic14Zivkovic15Krsticic16Grujic19Ristic21Djuricic23NikolicPortugalFormation 4-3-3


21Cédric Soares6José Fonte4Rúben Dias20Cancelo

8Bruno Fernandes13Danilo14Oliveira

10Bernardo Silva7Cristiano Ronaldo17Jota

12Lopes21Cédric Soares6José FonteBooked at 54mins4Rúben Dias20CanceloSubstituted forTavares Mendesat 72’minutes8Bruno FernandesBooked at 52minsSubstituted forAlves Palhinha Gonçalvesat 90+1’minutes13Danilo14OliveiraSubstituted forRenato Sanchesat 73’minutes10Bernardo Silva7Cristiano RonaldoBooked at 90mins17JotaSubstituted forSequeiraat 85’minutesSubstitutes1Malheiro de Sá2Novo Neto3Coutinho Meneses Duarte5Tavares Mendes9André Silva11Alves Palhinha Gonçalves15Ferreira Silva16Renato Sanches18Neves19Neto22Dantas da Silva23SequeiraLive TextMatch ends, Serbia 2, Portugal 2.

Second Half ends, Serbia 2, Portugal 2.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) is shown the yellow card.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

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

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

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Nuno Mendes.

Nikola Milenkovic (Serbia) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Bernardo Silva (Portugal).

Nikola Milenkovic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Portugal. João Palhinha replaces Bruno Fernandes.

Foul by Renato Sanches (Portugal).

Mihailo Ristic (Serbia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Serbia. Luka Jovic replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Substitution, Portugal. João Félix replaces Diogo Jota.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia).

Substitution, Serbia. Filip Djuricic replaces Dusan Tadic.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rúben Dias.

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