Ronaldo forced out injured in another Portugal draw

Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured as Portugal were held to a 1-1 draw by Serbia in a frantic Euro 2020 qualifier in Lisbon.

A goalless draw with Ukraine in their opening Group B fixture on Friday put the pressure on Portugal heading into Monday’s encounter, and their task was made more difficult when Ronaldo appeared to suffer a hamstring injury before the half-hour mark.

Dusan Tadic’s penalty had put Serbia ahead early on, though Portugal overcame Ronaldo’s injury to level through Danilo Pereira’s rasping 42nd-minute strike.


Portugal XI: Patricio, Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Guerreiro, Carvalho, Danilo, Rafa Silva, Ronaldo, Dyego Sousa, Bernardo Silva

Subs: Jose Sa, Beto, Fonte, Moutinho, Andre Silva, Joao Mario, Jota, Guedes, Neves, Mario Rui, Pizzi, Semedo

Serbia XI: Dmitrovic, Rukavina, Milenkovic, Spajic, Mladenovic, Gacinovic, Maksimovic, Lazovic, Tadic, Ljajic, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Subs: Rajkovic, Vasiljevic, Gajic, Zivkovic, Stefan Mitrovic, Veljkovic, Lukic, Radonjic, Jovicic, Milinkovic-Savic, Pavkov

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