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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More at home:
Ireland – Luxembourg 1: 0
Sheep to Luxembourg: Gerson Rodriguez (85)
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.
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.
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.
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)