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  • Date:25 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Stadion Crvena Zvezda
  • Attendance:265
  • Pantelic (64)
    Tosic (73)
  • McAuley (39)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

Dejan Stankovic challenges Corry Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Brunt from right wing, clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov.

90mins

The referee blows for offside against Marko Pantelic. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

89mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Corry Evans. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Branislav Ivanovic produces a cross, Header by Marko Pantelic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

87mins

Warren Feeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Milan Bisevac. Milan Bisevac takes the free kick.

87mins

Shot from 20 yards from Zoran Tosic. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

86mins

(Northern Ireland) makes a substitution, with Patrick McCourt coming on for Jonathan Evans. Radosav Petrovic comes on in place of Milos Krasic.

85mins

Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt, save by Zeljko Brkic.

83mins

Foul by Corry Evans on Aleksandar Kolarov, free kick awarded. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Gareth McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marko Pantelic. Aleksandar Kolarov shoots direct from the free kick.

81mins

Foul by Gareth McAuley on Milan Bisevac, free kick awarded. Zeljko Brkic takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zoran Tosic on Jonathan Evans. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Milos Ninkovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Corry Evans. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

78mins

Warren Feeney on for John Gorman.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Marko Pantelic by Gareth McAuley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dejan Stankovic.

74mins

Zoran Tosic gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Serbia 2-1 Northern Ireland.Assist by Milos Ninkovic.

71mins

Corry Evans sends in a cross, Neven Subotic manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Dejan Stankovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Milan Bisevac.

70mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Zoran Tosic from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

69mins

Milos Ninkovic has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Milos Krasic by Jonathan Evans results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Zoran Tosic, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

67mins

Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball, blocked by Craig Cathcart.

66mins

Milan Jovanovic takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

66mins

Milan Bisevac fouled by David Healy, the ref awards a free kick. Milan Bisevac restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Goal scored by Marko Pantelic from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Serbia 1-1 Northern Ireland.Assist by Milan Jovanovic.

63mins

Zoran Tosic sends in a cross, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.

63mins

Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Milan Bisevac on David Healy. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.

62mins

David Healy is given a yellow card. David Healy challenges Neven Subotic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neven Subotic restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

Milos Krasic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

60mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Corry Evans. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Zoran Tosic, clearance made by Chris Baird.

59mins

The ball is swung over by Zoran Tosic, blocked by Chris Baird.

59mins

Centre by Milos Krasic, clearance by Gareth McAuley.

57mins

The ball is crossed by Zoran Tosic, clearance by Gareth McAuley.

55mins

Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Evans.

55mins

Milos Krasic booked.

54mins

Foul by Milan Bisevac on Chris Brunt, free kick awarded. Chris Baird crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

53mins

Milos Krasic takes the outswinging corner, Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

53mins

The ball is delivered by Milos Krasic, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

52mins

Milos Krasic concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Evans. Jonathan Evans restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Healy. Indirect free kick taken by Milan Bisevac.

51mins

Corry Evans challenges Milan Bisevac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Milan Bisevac takes the direct free kick.

50mins

Corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Zeljko Brkic makes a comfortable save.

50mins

Centre by David Healy, Chris Brunt takes a shot. Blocked by Milan Bisevac.

49mins

Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball.

48mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Healy. Zeljko Brkic takes the free kick.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Milos Ninkovic on Chris Baird. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Centre by Dejan Stankovic, save by Lee Camp.

48mins

Milos Krasic decides to take the corner short.

47mins

Dejan Stankovic fouled by Kyle Lafferty, the ref awards a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.

47mins

Chris Baird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dejan Stankovic. Free kick taken by Dejan Stankovic.

47mins

Marko Pantelic goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Marko Pantelic handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Evans on Milos Krasic. Zoran Tosic delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Lee Camp.

46mins

(Northern Ireland) makes a substitution, with David Healy coming on for Kyle Lafferty.

46mins

Adem Ljajic leaves the field to be replaced by Milan Jovanovic. Milos Ninkovic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nenad Milijas.

42mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Kyle Lafferty clears the bar.

40mins

Gareth McAuley finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Serbia 0-1 Northern Ireland.Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Sammy Clingan, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt provided the assist for the goal.

39mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Milos Krasic. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp.

39mins

Craig Cathcart challenges Nenad Milijas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nenad Milijas takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Evans by Dejan Stankovic. Chris Brunt takes the free kick. Caution for Dejan Stankovic.

34mins

Branislav Ivanovic produces a cross.

31mins

Aleksandar Kolarov produces a cross, clearance by Chris Baird.

30mins

Kyle Lafferty challenges Milan Bisevac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Milan Bisevac.

26mins

Branislav Ivanovic fouled by Jonathan Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick. Jonathan Evans is booked.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Kyle Lafferty. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Dejan Stankovic takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Camp.

23mins

Dejan Stankovic fouled by Kyle Lafferty, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neven Subotic.

23mins

Corry Evans delivers the ball.

22mins

Adem Ljajic takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in. Effort on goal by Adem Ljajic from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

21mins

Kyle Lafferty is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Baird by Nenad Milijas. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

18mins

The official flags Kyle Lafferty offside. Indirect free kick taken by Milan Bisevac.

17mins

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov, save made by Lee Camp.

16mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Milos Krasic by Jonathan Evans. Nenad Milijas restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Zoran Tosic has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

15mins

Corner taken short by Milos Krasic.

15mins

Adem Ljajic takes a shot. Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

15mins

Milos Krasic produces a cross, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

14mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Zoran Tosic, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Centre by Dejan Stankovic, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Craig Cathcart has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

13mins

Inswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line played to the near post.

12mins

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, save made by Zeljko Brkic.

12mins

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

11mins

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on John Gorman, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Brunt, save made by Zeljko Brkic.

10mins

Unfair challenge on Corry Evans by Aleksandar Kolarov results in a free kick. Centre by Craig Cathcart, John Gorman has an effort at goal. Zeljko Brkic makes a save.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marko Pantelic by Gareth McAuley. Direct free kick taken by Adem Ljajic.

8mins

Corry Evans delivers the ball, Aleksandar Kolarov gets a block in.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Milan Bisevac on Corry Evans. Chris Brunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Milan Bisevac.

7mins

The offside flag is raised against Marko Pantelic. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

5mins

Effort on goal by Chris Brunt from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

3mins

Aleksandar Kolarov concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brunt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Brunt, save made by Zeljko Brkic.

1mins

The referee blows for offside. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Camp keen to seize his chance Northern Ireland new boy Lee Camp has set his sights on making himself undroppable after injury ruled regular number one Maik Taylor out of the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Serbia and Slovenia. Camp was selected for the Northern Ireland squad for the first time by manager Nigel Worthington last month after the former England Under-21 goalkeeper was cleared by FIFA to switch allegiances to the country of his grandfather's birth. His fine form for Nottingham Forest in the npower Championship would have made him a serious challenger to 39-year-old Taylor anyway but, after the Birmingham man was ruled out with shoulder and knee complaints, Camp now looks sure to make his debut in Belgrade on Friday. If he does earn the jersey as expected ahead of Jonathan Tuffey and Alan Blayney, the 26-year-old has warned Taylor he has no intention of giving it back. "Maik's misfortune is obviously my gain and I wish him all the best," Camp told the Belfast Telegraph. "Hopefully he gets over his injury sooner rather than later. But you wait for opportunities and this one has come quicker than I could have imagined. "It's up to me to prove why the manager has put me in the squad and it's a great chance to grab the shirt and keep it. I think competition for places helps at any level of the game. Sometimes you need to be patient but now I have an opportunity to stake a claim. "I've made no bones about it - I haven't come here to sit about and be a bit-part player. I want to get the shirt and make it my own. That's my aim. I've come here to play and give my all, I'm 100% committed to that." Camp is confident the step up to senior international football is one he can handle due to his experiences with the England Under-21s and at promotion hopefuls Forest. "I've sampled international football before but at senior level that experience is more important," added Camp. "It's a very good standard but I have good experience and I've been around the block long enough to know what I can do well. "I've played in play-off games but the international stage adds a lot more to it. "I just have to go out with the same mentality I have on a Saturday afternoon with Nottingham Forest as my performances have got me in the squad."

Formation:442Manager: Vladimer Petrovic

Serbia

Formation: 451Manager: Nigel Worthington

Northern Ireland

  • Zeljko Brkic
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Neven Subotic
  • Milan Bisevac
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Zoran Tosic
  • Adem Ljajic
  • Milos Krasic
  • Dejan Stankovic
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Marko Pantelic
  • SUBS
  • Bojan Saranov
  • Milan Jovanovic
  • Radosav Petrovic
  • Ivan Obradovic
  • Milos Ninkovic
  • Veseljko Trivunovic
  • Brana Ilic

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Match Report

Serbia continue Group C charge Northern Ireland's Euro 2012 qualification hopes took a heavy blow in Belgrade as they conceded twice in the second half to surrender a hard-earned lead, losing 2-1 to Group C rivals Serbia. Only some brave last-ditch defending stopped them going behind but when Gareth McAuley rose to head home Chris Brunt's cross in the 40th minute, a famous victory looked on the cards. But Serbia, playing in the near-deserted Crvena Zvezda Stadium as a result of crowd trouble against Italy, hit back through Marko Pantelic before Zoran Tosic drilled in the winner via a slight deflection. With just four minutes gone Brunt attempted something spectacular, lashing an ambitious looping shot at goal from just inside the Serbia half. It was directed well enough to cause goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic a moment's hesitation but it continued harmlessly over. Brkic twice flapped at set-pieces in the space of a minute, first Sammy Clingan's curling free-kick then Brunt's corner. The West Brom man next tried his luck from 20 yards but, after showing good control, his low drive flew wide. Serbia almost took the lead after 15 minutes, McAuley's last-gasp slide steering what looked a certain goal over the bar. Milos Krasic and Dejan Stankovic started the move on the right wing before the ball was cut back for Milan Bisevac, whose goalbound effort was brilliantly diverted by McAuley. Northern Ireland somehow managed to get out of jail again after 22 minutes, Tosic jinking into the box before teeing up Adem Ljajic. With the goal again gaping, a combination of Aaron Hughes and McAuley smothered the danger. Hughes was in some discomfort having gone down with an apparent shoulder injury but he remained on the pitch after treatment. Krasic was emerging as Serbia's key man, constantly asking questions of the defence, but the odd loose pass hinted at frustration in the home ranks. Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic attempted a cheeky chip after 33 minutes, but debutant goalkeeper Lee Camp was grateful to watch the ball creep wide. Jonny Evans continued his side's rearguard with a vital tackle as Tosic looked ready to pull the trigger inside the penalty area. An innocuous foul earned Brunt the chance to deliver a free-kick from the right flank five minutes before the interval and he found McAuley eight yards from goal. The Ipswich defender timed his jump well and aimed for the top corner, beating Brkic to send the 265 travelling fans into raptures. Serbia, with no support of their own following the UEFA ruling, were shellshocked and almost conceded again when Brunt played in Kyle Lafferty. The Rangers forward took a neat touch to create some room but stabbed his shot over the crossbar as Brkic advanced. Lafferty did not emerge for the second half, replaced by Northern Ireland's record scorer David Healy. Serbia boss Vladimir Petrovic also went to his bench during the interval, with out-of-favour Liverpool forward Milan Jovanovic and Milos Ninkovic entering the fray. Northern Ireland were close to a second in the 49th minute, Healy and Brunt linking well before Johnny Gorman whipped in a cross from the left. Brunt was waiting in the centre but Neven Subotic deflected the ball wide of the post. Camp ensured the lead remained at 1-0 when Jovanovic met a Krasic corner, heading powerfully at goal. The former England Under-21 international's reactions needed to be good and he did not disappoint, standing firm to beat the ball away. Healy, occasionally a little off the pace, picked up a needless yellow card to rule himself out of Tuesday's clash with Slovenia. Worse was to follow in the 65th minute when Pantelic swept home from eight yards after a flowing move involving Ninkovic and Jovanovic. The Liverpool man almost put the hosts ahead seconds later after finding space in the penalty box but he hesitated to shoot and the chance fell away. Northern Ireland were now looking in trouble every time Serbia attacked, their swagger finally returning. The second goal came after 73 minutes, Stankovic charging towards the danger area before laying the ball to Tosic. The CSKA Moscow midfielder took a touch before rifling his shot into the near corner via a slight deflection off Craig Cathcart. Having taken the lead Serbia eased off a little but Northern Ireland could not take advantage as substitutes Paddy McCourt and Warren Feeney struggled to make an impression.

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