The Serbian national football team beat Qatar 4-0 tonight in Belgrade, in a friendly match as part of the qualifications for the 2022 World Cup. In front of a small number of spectators at the Rajko Mitic Stadium, Serbia took the lead with a goal by Sasa Lukic in the second minute of the first half . The second goal was scored by Luka Jović in the 51st minute, and two minutes later the scorer was Dušan Vlahović. The final result was set by Sergej Milinković-Savić in the 83rd minute.
Serbia played in a combined team, selector Dragan Stojković gave the opportunity to players who have had less minutes so far because they wanted to save the main players for the game in Lisbon against Portugal on Sunday, which will decide on the placement in the World Cup.
Nemanja Maksimović had the first chance in the match, when the Qatari goalkeeper defended well. After that, Qatar had several chances, and the debutant on the goal of Serbia, Vanja Milinković-Savić, defended well.
Ali had two chances, and then in the 24th minute, Almoez also tried, and the Serbian goalkeeper remained undefeated. At the end of the first half, Serbia strengthened, the balls went to Luka Jović, but inaccurately.
Serbia took the lead in the second minute of overtime, Andrija Zivkovic added to Nemanja Radonjic in the penalty area, and he centered diagonally from the right side to Lukic, who sent the ball into the net.
Jovic doubled the advantage in the 51st minute, when he used the insecure defense of the Qatari team. Two minutes later, the goal was scored by Vlahović, after a failed offside trap.
After that, the teams slowed down, there were no likely opportunities until the 83rd minute, when the scorer was Milinković-Savić, on the addition of Vlahović.
There were no opportunities until the end, so the Serbian football players made a good preparation for the match against Portugal, with a convincing victory, on Sunday at 20:45 in Lisbon, which will be decisive in the qualifications.
In the table of Group A, Serbia, Serbia is first with 17 points, one point more and one game more than Portugal. Portugal will play against Ireland tonight in Dublin.