Portugal dropped a double advantage and parted ways with 2: 2 from Serbia

The 2nd round of the 2022 World Cup European Qualifying Tournament continued tonight (Saturday) when Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal dropped a double advantage and parted ways with a dramatic 2-2 draw from Serbia, while at the same time, Belgium split 1-1 from the Czech Republic.

House 1

Serbia – Portugal 2: 2

The salsa of Fernando Santos and Cristiano Ronaldo failed to leverage the 0: 1 over Azerbaijan and dropped a promising double advantage in Belgrade and remained in second place at home, while Dragan Stojkovic’s Serbs managed to make a heroic comeback and remained at the top of the house after beating the top 2: 3 on Ireland.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Reuters)

11th minute, Portugal took the lead 0: 1: Bernardo Silva picked up a spinning ball from the right and found the head of Diego Jote, who slammed in from 5 yards out to the left corner and subdued Marco Dmitrovic.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal players celebrate with Diego Jote (Reuters)Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal players celebrate with Diego Jote (Reuters)
Diego Jote and Bernardo Silva celebrate (Reuters)Diego Jote and Bernardo Silva celebrate (Reuters)
Diego Jote celebrates (Reuters)Diego Jote celebrates (Reuters)

36 minutes, Portugal took the lead 0: 2: Cedric Suarez picked up on the right side of the extension and found the head of Diego Jote, who from 8 yards hit the inner left beam and the net of Marco Dimitrovic and completed a double.

Bruno Fernandez celebrates with Diego Jote (Reuters)Bruno Fernandez celebrates with Diego Jote (Reuters)
Portugal players celebrate with Diego Jote (Reuters)Portugal players celebrate with Diego Jote (Reuters)

46 minutes, Serbia shrank to 2: 1: The level of Nemanja Radonic on the right found the head of Alexander Mitrovic, who from 6 meters hit hard and subdued Anthony Lopes.

Alexander Mitrovic celebrates (Reuters)Alexander Mitrovic celebrates (Reuters)

60 minutes, Serbia equalized to 2: 2: Nemanja Radonic put a wonderful depth ball to Philip Kostic, who in one-on-one against Anthony Lopez did not get confused and scored with a kick from 10 meters.

Philip Kostic celebrates (Reuters)Philip Kostic celebrates (Reuters)

92 minutes, Serbia is left with 10 players: Nikola Milankovic received a direct red card after a late and wild foul on Danilo Pereira.

93 minutes, Portugal goal not approved: Cristiano Ronaldo subdued Marco Dimitrovic from a difficult angle, but Stefan Mitrovic went far beyond the goal line when the goal was not approved. The star protested against the controversial refereeing decision, but received a yellow card and at the end of the game threw the captain’s armband demonstratively on the lawn and went down to the locker room.

Portugal players protest against referee (Reuters)Portugal players protest against referee (Reuters)

More at home:

Ireland – Luxembourg 1: 0
Sheep to Luxembourg:
Gerson Rodriguez (85)

House 5

Czech Republic – Belgium 1: 1

The Belgians of Roberto Martinez, who are ranked first in the FIFA rankings, failed to maintain a perfect balance after the impressive 1: 3 over Wales in the opening round and remained in second place at home, while the Czechs managed to maintain the top spot thanks to the 2: 6 The impressive they recorded against Estonia.

Romulo Lukaku (Reuters)Romulo Lukaku (Reuters)

50 minutes, the Czech Republic took the lead 0: 1: Jacob Yankato found Lukasz Provoud, who from 17 yards kicked a sharp, flat ball to the right corner of Thibaut Courtois, who was left helpless.

Czech Republic players celebrate with Lukasz Probud (Reuters)Czech Republic players celebrate with Lukasz Probud (Reuters)

60 minutes, Belgium equalized to 1: 1: Kevin de Brauna put a wonderful depth ball into Romulo Lukaku, who made an impressive personal operation and subdued Tomasz and Atzlik with a 12-yard kick.

Romulo Lukaku Celebrates (Reuters)Romulo Lukaku Celebrates (Reuters)

In another game, at home 8

Slovakia – Malta 2: 2
Conquered to Slovakia:
David Strelk (49) and Milan Shakrinier (53)
Conquered Malta: Luke Gambin (16) and Alexander Striano (20)

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