LUXEMBOURG. Serbia prevails over Luxembourg 1-0 after D. Vlahovic scored just 1 goal (68′).
The match was played at the Stade de Luxembourg stadium in Luxembourg on Saturday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was William Collum who was helped by David McGeachie and Francis Connor. The 4th official was Don Robertson. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold at 6.8 degrees Celsius or 44.28 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 66%.
- 52 Ball Possession 48
- 11 Total 13
- 1 On Target 5
- 10 Off Target 8
- 4 Shots blocked 2
- 86 Attack 115
- 44 Dangerous attack 56
- 97 Ball safe 76
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 7
- 1 Off Sides 4
- 19 Total 15
- 2 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 2 Substitutions 5
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Luxembourg was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Serbia that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Serbia was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Serbia won the match.
Luxembourg shot 11 times, 1 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Serbia shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target.
Luxembourg received 2 yellow cards (D. Carlson and L. Barreiro). On the opposite side, Serbia received 2 yellow cards (F. Djuricic and S. Pavlovic).
After playing this match, Luxembourg will stay with 6 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, Serbia will have 14 points to stay in the 1st place.
In the next match in the WC Qualification Europe, Luxembourg will play away against Portugal on the 12th of October with a 10-0 head to head statistic in favor of Portugal (0 draws).
Serbia will host Azerbaijan on the 12th of October with a 4-0 head to head stats in favor of Serbia (0 draws).
Luxembourg – Formation
Luxembourg started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Luc Holtz decided to play with the following team: Anthony Moris, Laurent Jans , Maxime Chanot , Dirk Carlson , Mica Pinto , Olivier Thill , Maurice Deville , Leandro Barreiro , Sebastien Thill , Yvandro Borges Sanches and Danel Sinani .
The home team had on the bench: Eldin Dzogovic, Edvin Muratović, Michael Omosanya, Alessio Curci, Eric Veiga, Ralph Schon, Timothé Rupil, Tim Kips, Kevin Malget, Aldin Skenderović, Diogo Pimentel and Vahid Selimović.
Luxembourg made 2 changes: M. Deville for M. Omosanya (74′) and O. Thill for E. Muratovic (90′).
Best player: Sebastien Thill
The player that probably impressed the most for Luxembourg was Sebastien Thill.
His rating iswith 42 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses.
Serbia – Formation
Serbia started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
On the other side, Dragan Stojković played with: Predrag Rajković, Miloš Veljković , Matija Nastasić , Strahinja Pavlović , Filip Đuričić , Sergej Milinković-Savić , Nemanja Gudelj , Filip Kostić , Dušan Tadić , Dušan Vlahović and Aleksandar Mitrović .
They had on the bench: Mihailo Ristić, Saša Lukić, Uroš Spajić , Marko Grujić, Darko Lazović , Mile Svilar, Uroš Račić, Marko Dmitrović, Nemanja Maksimović , Stefan Mitrović, Luka Jović and Nemanja Radonjić .
Serbia made 5 changes: F. Djuricic for N. Radonjic (46′), S. Pavlovic for U. Spajic (46′), F. Kostic for D. Lazovic (70′), N. Gudelj for S. Lukic (70′) and A. Mitrovic for N. Maksimovic (87′).
Best player: Sergej Milinković-Savić
The player that probably impressed the most for Serbia was Sergej Milinković-Savić even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 50 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 16.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the WC Qualification Europe.
- Poland – San Marino – 5-0
- Hungary – Albania – 0-1
- Andorra – England – 0-5
- Moldova – Denmark – 0-4
- Faroe Islands – Austria – 0-2
- Scotland – Israel – 3-2
- Sweden – Kosovo – 3-0
- Georgia – Greece – 0-2
- Finland – Ukraine – 1-2
- Kazakhstan – Bosnia and Herzegovina – 0-2
- Switzerland – Northern Ireland – 2-0
- Lithuania – Bulgaria – 3-1
- Luxembourg – Serbia – 0-1
- Azerbaijan – Republic of Ireland – 0-3