Matchday two of the UEFA 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying fixtures have begun over the weekend, and the marquee matchup in Group A was Serbia-Portugal at Red Star Stadium.
Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić would get the nod in Serbia’s midfield; the 26-year-old played all 90 minutes, touching the ball 73 times.
In the passing game, the talented player completed 43 of 56 passes for a 77-percent success rate. Furthermore, the Lazio midfielder went six for nine on his long passes. However, none of these passes resulted in a key pass that could’ve led to a scoring chance for Serbia.
Milinković-Savić also fired two shots in this match against Portugal, but both were off target.
On the duels side, Milinković-Savić went two for five on his ground duels; meanwhile, in the air, the Serbia international fair much better, going four for six.
Despite Milinković-Savić having an okay night, Serbia came away with a 2-2 draw against Portugal. Both countries are now tied atop Group A with four points. Next up for Serbia is Azerbaijan.
All statistics provided are courtesy of SofaScore.