Makeshift Portugal down Serbia to 2-1 to finish on a high
Oct 14, 2015 Portugal finished their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on a high note after beating Serbia 2-1. The Portuguese fielded a makeshift side, missing top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and several other regular starters.
Nani gave the visitors an early lead and Joao Moutinho sealed the win for the portuguese after Zoran Tosic equalized for the Serbians.
A seventh successive win left Portugal top of the group with 21 points from eight games.Speaking after the game, Portugal Coach Fernando Santos said:
“Serbia is a very strong team, Denmark is good as well, but in my opinion the strongest team, together with Portugal, is Serbia. Their players are really good with high quality technical skills, what happened happened because football is unpredictable, but considering the good quality of their players Serbia should be in the final stage,”