Danilo Pereira was already preparing to celebrate as soon as Jota got his head on the ball. Serbia’s last victory over the Portuguese came in 1984 when the Eagles won 3-2 thanks to a Dragan Stojkovic winner.
Now 37 years later he is in charge of the national team, trying to end this incredibly long drought against Portugal. But if the Serbia boss wants to achieve this, he has got a huge mountain to climb.
Similar to the first goal, the ball was whipped in from the right hand-side but this time by Cedric Soares. The cross evaded the whole Serbian defence and in came the soaring Diogo Jota to cushion it home.
Jota scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool earlier on in the season and now he has the chance to score his first hat-trick in the Portuguese colours.
It was lovely football by Serbia again through Kostic who is starting to get a little bit of joy down this left-hand side. The winger whipped in a ball and it landed directly to the feet of Vlahovic but his shot went way over.
The Eagles are pressing for the equalser and if there was some better communication, they could have got it. Kostic whipped a good ball into the box which was troubled the Portuguese defence but Gudelj and the captain Tadic got in eachothers way, making it easy for Dias to clean up.
Just as I was scrutinising Ronaldo for his poor effort, the Portuguese all-time top goal-scorer sprung into action by dazzling the Serbian defence with a few trade mark step-overs.
Cristiano Ronaldo Disallowed Goal:
Cristiano leaving before the full time whistle:
Cristiano leaving before the full time whistle.
He has been ROBBED of a game winning goal. This is ridiculous.pic.twitter.com/iHX2Zq4suQ
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) March 27, 2021