Serbia 5 - 1 Macedonia

Match info: World Cup - Group A at Stadion Crvena Zvezda

Date: 15/10/2013 KO: 19:30 Ref: Richard Trutz Att: 12,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Stefan Ristovski 17 (og)
Dusan Basta 19
Aleksandar Kolarov 38 (pen)
Dusan Tadic 54
Stefan Scepovic 73



Adis Jahovic 83

FT (ht: 3-0)

  • Last Updated: October 15 2013, 21:35 BST

Serbia found some late joy from their poor World Cup qualifying campaign by humbling neighbours Macedonia 5-1 in Group A.

Aleksandar Kolarov: Scored for Serbia
Aleksandar Kolarov: Scored for Serbia

A play-off place was already out of reach for Serbia given their failure to rein in Balkan rivals Croatia, with last year's defeat in Macedonia also proving critical.

They got their revenge as Dusan Basta, Aleksandar Kolarov, Dusan Tadic and Stefan Scepovic followed up Stefan Ristovski's early own-goal, before Adis Jahovic squeezed home a late consolation.

Ristovski inadvertently set Serbia on their way in the 17th minute when fumbling the ball past Tome Pacovski and two minutes later Basta clipped Kolarov's cross beyond the Macedonia goalkeeper.

In the 37th minute, Kolarov scored a penalty after Boban Grncarov fouled Branislav Ivanovic.

Basta turned provider after the break, Tadic converting his cross on 54 minutes to make it 4-0 and the Udinese winger picked out Stefan Scepovic's head for goal number five in the 73rd minute.

Jahovic pulled one back for Macedonia seven minutes from time but the basement boys were well beaten.

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