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

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Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo was infuriated after it was ruled his shot in stoppage time had not crossed the line

Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch at full time when he was denied a stoppage-time winner in Portugal's 2-2 draw in Serbia.

Liverpool's Diogo Jota scored two headers for the Group A favourites before Serbia fought back in their World Cup qualifier.

Aleksandar Mitrovic pulled one back before Filip Kostic slotted in.

But the visitors were furious when Ronaldo's late effort was judged not to have crossed 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 at the final whistle threw his captain's armband to the turf and stormed down the tunnel at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade.

"There are moments which are tough to digest especially when we feel the entire nation is being punished," Ronaldo said on Instagram. "We will keep our heads up and move on to the next challenge."

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.

He said: "The referee apologised to me straight after the game and we now have to move on.


"It was a clear goal but there is nothing we can do now. We controlled the first half but lost our focus in the second and failed to contain Serbia as they surged forward."

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Formation 3-4-1-2

1Dmitrovic4Milenkovic13Mitrovic2Pavlovic22Lazovic20Milinkovic-Savic8Gudelj17Kostic10Tadic18Vlahovic9Mitrovic1Dmitrovic4MilenkovicBooked at 90mins13Mitrovic2Pavlovic22LazovicSubstituted forMaksimovicat 45'minutesBooked at 56mins20Milinkovic-Savic8Gudelj17KosticSubstituted forRisticat 72'minutes10TadicSubstituted forDjuricicat 82'minutes18VlahovicSubstituted forRadonjicat 45'minutes9MitrovicBooked at 85minsSubstituted forJovicat 88'minutes




Formation 4-3-3

12Lopes21Cédric Soares6José Fonte4Rúben Dias20Cancelo8Bruno Fernandes13Danilo14Oliveira10Bernardo Silva7Cristiano Ronaldo17Jota12Lopes21Cédric 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'minutes


1Malheiro de Sá2Novo Neto3Coutinho Meneses Duarte5Tavares Mendes9André Silva11Alves Palhinha Gonçalves15Ferreira Silva16Renato Sanches18Neves19Neto22Dantas da Silva23SequeiraReferee:Danny Makkelie

Match Stats

Home TeamSerbiaAway TeamPortugalPossessionHome44%Away56%ShotsHome16Away12Shots on TargetHome5Away5CornersHome5Away4FoulsHome16Away12

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    Match ends, Serbia 2, Portugal 2.



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