In an excellent game between Wales and Serbia tonight in Cardiff in World Cup qualifying, Wales went ahead in the first half through an excellent goal after 30 minutes from – who else – Gareth Bale.
And it looked like Wales were going to hold on for a famous win until late in the game when Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic’ brilliant glancing header put Serbia level with just five minutes to go.
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates on the sideline as Chris Coleman looks on
Mitrovic had been there and there about in the penalty area all game, but hadn’t had the service, but the one chance is all he needed and put it away and then ran full speed to the sidelines and to his coach and subs.
It was a frantic ending to what would have been a terrific win for Wales and the goal came a minute or so after Bale had almost put Wales two goals up, but his shot from out on the right came back off the far post.
Gareth Bale put Wales ahead in the first half
A win is what Wales really needed tonight and they may have been successful if it hadn’t been a little bit of magic from Mitro.
Who does he play for again?
In qualifying Group D the Republic of Ireland are top with 10 points after 4 games after their great 1-0 win in Austria earlier today and Serbia are now in second place with 8 points and Wales are 3rd with 6 points.