Portugal beat Serbia to claim first Euro 2020 qualifying win

  • Sunday 08, September 2019 10:17 AM
  • Portugal beat Serbia to claim first Euro 2020 qualifying win
Sharjah24 – AFP: Reigning European champions Portugal kick-started their bid to qualify for Euro 2020 after beating Serbia 4-2 in Belgrade on Saturday to secure their first victory of the qualifying campaign.
Fernando Santos' side had started the defence of their title with two draws but goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva put them second in Group B on five points from three games.

They are eight points behind leaders Ukraine, who top the group unbeaten having played five times after their 3-0 drubbing of Lithuania.

The hosts' goals came from Nikola Milenkovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

On Tuesday Portugal head to winless Lithuania and Serbia travel to lowly Luxembourg, who sit above them in Group B on goal difference.