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Serbia, Romania draw in UEFA Nations League

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and played out a 2-2 draw at the here in Group C4 of the and scored a goal apiece in an even affair.

started the match here on Monday with a 4-2-3-1 formation with the intention to quickly transition from defence to attack. Despite a good build up play in the midfield, they did not manage to create the chances that might allow them to take the lead.

The first attempt on goal came in the ninth minute after a corner taken by Mitrovic caught the ball with his head, but the shot was denied by the Romanian keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, reports

In the 26th minute made a powerful attempt on goal from close range and Tatarusanu managed to deflect it in the danger zone. Although on the ground, Mitrovic managed to win the loose ball and squeeze it into goal.

made their most dangerous attempt just before halftime when, after a fast counterattack, passed the ball to who was denied a goal by the crossbar.

Stanciu levelled the scores after Chipciu was brought down in the area but Mitrovic continued to dominate and in the 63rd minute managed to get back into the lead with a well taken goal.

The Romanians did not give up. After a corner kick in the 68th minute, Stanciu controlled the ball and beat the Serbian keeper Neither team was able to break the deadlock before the end of the game.

Serbia is now second in Group C4 with four points, just behind Montenengro.

is third with two points, while is fourth without points so far. Serbia will play the next game in in October while Romania team will travel to

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 14:56 IST
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