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Cardiff City Stadium
World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group D
  • 2nd Half
  • Wales
  • Serbia
  • Katai
    90'
  • Williams
    90'
  • MitrovicGudelj
    88'
  • Stojkovic
    87'
  • Mitrovic
    86'
  • LedleyEdwards
    84'
  • KosticKatai
    70'
  • Ledley
    69'
  • Robson-KanuLawrence
    68'
  • Allen
    54'
  • 1st Half
  • Wales
  • Serbia
  • Nastasic
    45'
  • Bale
    35'
  • Bale
    30'
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World Cup Qualification UEFA - 13 November 2016

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21:39 

Anyway, thanks all for your comments - Wales are four points off the top of the group, in third place, while Serbia lie second, three behind.

Thanks all for your company - have a good rest of the weekend, to the extent that's even possible.

90+4'

FULL-TIME: WALES 1-1 SERBIA

90+3' 

This is probably a common sense when watching Wales, but if Serbia had showed more gumption, they might have won this. And there's Nemanja Matic, nashing down the left! He's past Allen, but loses the ball to a retaliatory slide, winning a corner. It comes to nothing.

90+2' 

It cussed his mum, apparently.

90+1' 

It's a cautionary tale, really. If you're going to sit on a 1-0, you'll need a better defence than Gunter, Williams, Chester, Taylor.

90' 

There shall be three added minutes.

90'

Williams allows himself to be wound by Katai and is booked. It's not going to matter tonight, but he'll miss the next game, I think.

89'

Mitrovic departs, as slowly as possible,taking as much pleasure as possible, and Gudelj replaces him.

88'

There's aminor and nondescript kerfuffle, so Stojkovic comes out of his goal to join in and is booked.

86'

GOAL! WALES 1-1 SERBIA (MITROVIC) What a header! Rukavina dawdles on the right, knocking infield and taking it back before arcing a flat, fast cross towards Mitrovic around the penalty spot. He's marked by Chester, but arrives first to guide a deft finish behind him into the far corner.

85'

And as I was saying, here come Wales! A lovely touch from Lawrence finds Ramsey, who sets Bale in, charging into the box right of centre - he drills a low shot back across goal, and it clatters the face of the post!

84' 

I've been trying not to say it, but this half has been bile.

84'

An exhausted Ledley is replaced by Edwards.

82' 

Katai looks a decent player. He's got a very low running style, a little like Xherdan Shaqiri, and isn't scared to run with the ball. He breaks to start an attack and picks up possession later in it, drilling a crossfield ball to Obradovic, whose cross is dustbins and drains.

78' 

Matic does very well to hold off Ledley, then plays in Obradovic outside him. And the ensuing cross is excellent, fast and flat, but Mitrovic can't quite get to it, and when Rukavina picks up the pieces, Chester is on-hand to clear.

78' 

Oh this is lovely from Bale, drawing Rukavina in, touching the ball left and skipping right, then spinning into the space. Naturally, Ivanovic is over forthwith, introducing coupon to turf, and the free-kick comes to nowt.

77' 

I wonder if Wales will go to three centre-backs shortly - they're not mad to score again, so may as well play the system with which they're most familiar.

75' 

Wales have quelled Serbia these last few minutes - Lawrence has already made three important interventions in that regard. And there's Ledley again, robbing Katai before a break can even get started - he's played superbly tonight.

72' 

Katai lumbers infield and leathers a shot - oooh! Eeesh! Right into Ramsey's dress circle! There's a break while all concerned guffaw and he receives treatment.

70'

Kostic departs; Katai arrives.

69' 

Tadic flips the free-kick forwards, down the left side of the box, and Allen cunningly extends an arm on the ref's blind side, taking it away from Kostic. Beautifully done.

69'

Tadic takes the ball beautifully so Ledley barges him off it - he's booked, but probably for cumulative effect.

68'

Robson-Kanu, whose endeavour made the goal, is replaced by Tom Lawrence.

68' 
66' 

Serbia have Wales pinned now, retaining possession superbly when moving forwards and shifting it intelligently as they probe for a gap. Tadic is playing inside now, and he drifts across the face of the box before jabbing a pass through for Kostic - it's just too strong.

64' 

Tadic has tissue coming out of both barrels as he stands menacingly over a free-kick, right of centre, 20 yards out. It's a great position, this, but the free-kick is curled far too close to Hennessey and he collects confidently.

62' 

Joe Ledley has worked his knackers off tonight, and there he is foiling another Serbia attack just outside the box. It's amazing, how hard work helps people become better at things.

60' 

Other hybrid footballers to join Robson-Kanu: Baggio-Adams; Neuer-Ormondroyd; Juninho-Gattuso.

60' 

Robson-Kanu is back.

59' 

Robson-Kanu is down, and hanging onto the physio. My guess is he'll be just fine in about 34 seconds.

58' 
56' 

Gunter gets himself down the wing and flips over a cross for Vokes, but nasty Nastasic does superbly to insert himself and head clear.

54' 

The free-kick is a good one, curved towards the back post by Tadic, and Ivanovic is up - but Taylor does enough to put him off.

52'

Tadic still looks pretty crook with facebleed. But he's there when Serbia win a corner, and races onto the lose ball when it comes back left, stretching clear of the sliding Allen who trips him. Booking.

50' 
49'

Milivojevic fouls Ramsey, then does the same to Allen - free-kick Wales, 30 yards out, right of centre. Bale has it and, as he does, gets it on target - low and towards the near post. But it's not bending enough to mither Stojkovic, who beats clear.

48' 

If Serbia could get another ma into the box, they could do something here, but they don't have the conviction in the final third - their passing is good, but their edge is only in the tackle.

46' 

Where would Andorra be, if Gareth Bales was Andorran?

46'

And Serbia get us underway again.

20:48 

I just saw an advert for this film. I bet it's epochal!

20:44 

Heard noise from downstairs - my missus is listening to this. We'll always have Phil.

 

Wales are getting away with this. They did play at all well, but Nastasic made a mistake, Robson-Kanu pounced, and Gareth Bales did the rest. If Serbia can spend the second half doing as they did for the ten minutes prior to the goal, this will be a really good game.

45+2'

HALF-TIME: WALES 1-0 SERBIA

45' 

There shall be two additional minutes.

45'

Lovely from Wales, Ramsey flicking inside off the right touchline, and as Bale collects, Nastasic ploughs through him. He's booked.

45' 

Tadic slides a square one to Matic, who allows the ball across him and feints inside, then as Ramsey buys it, skips outside, and thrashes a shot that's straight at goal - Henessy beats it clear.

44' 

Maksimovic shoves Vokes in the back as a high ball descends and takes a knuckle in the phizog as a consequence. He falls hard because he wants to fall hard, everyone looks, and then carries on playing association football.

42' 

Tadic reappears.

41' 

Good cross from Taylor, deep and giving Robson-Kanu time to get under it. He nods down and across, seeking Vokes, but the ball is just too far ahead of him.

39' 

The game is basically the same as before, Wales trying to force things but without the speed, guile or skill to get it done. Except they're winning, so look good in the process.

36' 

The fall-out manifests as a break. Tadic is bleeding from the face.

35'

Maksimovic boots a high one clear and Robson-Kanu tries to head - no free-kick. Then Taylor does the same as Mitrovic contests the ball, cedes a free-kick, and Bale, topknot and all, are booked for protesting.

35' 

"One of the best three players in the world does the rest". Is anyone else having that? Bale is brilliant, but he's not in the same league as Suarez is he?

35' 
32'

And Wales are at it now! Ramsey, in centrefield, misses the pass to Bale down the left, but spins then launches him, and the perfect cross immediately follows. And Robson-Kanu is pulling away at the far post! But he heads just wide.

30'

AND YOU CAN'T SAY THAT WASN'T COMING! GOAL! WALES 1-0 SERBIA (BALE) Nastasic dawdles by the right touchline, Robson-Kanu robs him, and does what you do; he finds Bale. Who takes a touch, and with the keeper haring off his line for no reason, drags a Solskjaer finish towards the near post - it's pretty central actually, but the keeper dives over it, and there you go.

28' 

This is a very hard game for Wales.

26' 

All Serbia at the moment, and Tadic flips wide for Kostic, who comes off the right to shoot with his left. It's long, long way away, but he was under very little pressure.

25' 

Tadic gets the ball inside the box, right-hand side, and he sways outside then bursts past Ledley's inside, whacking a shot that Taylor blocks behind. Serbia have noted themselves the better side and look ready to push the pace now.

25' 

"Chris Coleman's barmy army..."

Ouch.

23' 

And there we are, Serbia outnumbering Wales in midfield to allow for the robbing of Allen. Accordingly, Kostic wades through and drives a low shot - no serious threat, but it might have been.

21' 

Serbias are, as they say, executing. Wales have done sweet Wales FA so far.

19' 

Long, searching cross from Taylot, venturing down the left, and Nastasic bumps Vokes then heads clear. Beautifully done.

 
Wales' Gareth Bale in action with Serbia's Antonio Rukavina
16'

Lovely crossfield ball from Obradovic, but Milijoevic can't control. Serbia keep up the pressure, though, Kostic advancing into the box and winning a corner. Tadic is there for it, and drives to the back post, where Ivanovic chelseas through a group of players, losing Chester in particular, and heads goalwards. But Taylor is on the post, and he deflects clear.

14' 

It's actually pretty surprising that Serbia reckon their best way to win is by defending deep and breaking. Bale is the best player on either side, fair enough, but there's no reason his pals can't be overpowered and outplayed in midfield.

13'  

Gunter advances and comes back inside on his left foot, feeding Ramsey whose poor first touch sets him for a shot. But Arukavina is in immediately, chucking his body at the ball and deflecting it behind for a corner, which comes to nowt.

12' 

Serbis are cotching, basically.

10' 

Vokes finds Bale just outside the box, back to goal, so he sways right then spins left, turning in the process and working the angle for a right-footed shot. Becuase he's Bale and this is Bales, he's allowed to shoot so does, wellying over the bar.

9' 

Wales are stating to find a rhythm. They've not done anything with it yet, but it's all them as regards possession now.

7' 

It actually looks like Wales are playing 4-3-1-2, with Bale in the free role. Ramsey is drifting left wherever possible, but I imagine the principal aim is two men in the box whenever they attack.

6' 

Ledley's corner is a good one, flat and towards the middle of the crossbar, but Nastasic does excellently to head clear.

5' 

Ramsey finds Gunter, who wiggles like a winger and does well to force a corner, given how unwell he does it.

4' 

Serbia win a corner down the left, outswung towards the penalty spot where Chester humps clear.

3' 

We've only been playing three minutes, but already it's clear this is going to be a tricky night for Wales. Physically, Serbia are not to be mithered, and technically, they know what they're about.

2' 

Wales get it to Bale, not too far outside his own box, and he shimmies and shmies till someone has to foul him.

1' 

They're saying that Wales can't afford to lose this, but really, they need to win - that Georgia game was their joker.

1'

It begins.

19:46 

Wales huddle. It's seriously imposing.

19:45 

Ashley Williams and Branislav Ivanovic do the diagonal handshake. Williams shakes like they're bredren; loIvanovic shakes like they've never met.

19:43 
19:42 

Pumping in Ireland tonight:

19:41 

The players are upon us. Here are some anthems.

19:36 

So, in Group D, Ireland have won in Vienna and they're top with 10 points; Serbia and Way-els are three and five points behind respectively, with a game in hand.

19:33 
19:31 

Er, not sure that makes any sense. Try "Stronger Together". You're welcome.

19:31 
19:28 

Right, we're back. By the look of things, Wales are going 4-2-3-1, not 3-5-2, so Aaron Ramsey has licence to run about. Naturally, he's wearing number 10; of course he is.

Serbia, meanwhile, go 5-3-2 and have Nemanja Matic back.

19:15 
19:13 
19:13 
19:12 

Chris Coleman going about like he's a serious player in the world of football is my new jam.

19:11 
 
19:10 

Consult the Wales Twitter feed. Believe me.

19:06 

Good morrow one and all. Apparently, Wales are now an international footballing power. I know!