Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain left the field having suffered an injury as Portugal played against Serbia. Portugal drew the qualifier match of Euro 2020. Ronaldo had been substituted after thirty minutes at Lisbon with Fernando Santos reined the European champion for the 2nd time in the two opening games of the campaign. This was after they had been held by Ukraine.
Serbia had been unable to clear the ball at the box prior to it falling to the Real Betis midfielder. Just after 5 minutes, his side-footed shot had swiped past the post. Tadic, the Ajax playmaker had opened the score with the penalty spot just 2 minutes later. Rui Patricio, the goalkeeper from Wolves collided with Mijat Gacinovic who was advancing. As they collided inside the box, Tadic tucked in the spot-kick easily for taking on a lead over Portugal, the winner of Euro 2016.
The 156th time international had left the field half an hour into the game as he pulled up while chasing a ball towards the left wing. He had been instantly treatment from the medical team member prior to coming back to action. However, he was substituted with Pizzy only a few minutes later and Pepe took over the armband of the skipper. The visiting team was level just 3 minutes of game’s first half. Pereira made a robust shot from outside the box into the topmost corner past defenseless Dmitrovic.