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2018 World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic (6', 23')
  • Dusan Tadic (74')
  • Marcel Sabitzer (15')
  • Marc Janko (62')

Aleksandar Mitrovic brace gives Serbia win over Austria

Aleksandar Mitrovic claimed a first-half brace as Serbia edged Austria 3-2 at Crvena Zvezda Stadium to move top of World Cup qualifying Group D.

The home side got off to a flying start and went ahead six minutes in as Mitrovic slotted Dusan Tadic's cross into the bottom corner just moments after heading wide.

But Austria were on level terms less than 10 minutes later as Marcel Sabitzer picked out the bottom-left corner from 12 yards before Slavoljub Muslin's hosts restored their lead as Mitrovic headed home his second goal midway through the first half with Tadic again providing the assist.

Marc Janko was on target with a shot straight down the middle of the Serbia goal as the away side struck back for a second time just after the hour mark but Tadic's winner with 15 minutes remaining sealed the three points for the home side.