Serbia and Macedonia remain without a win at the European U21 Championship after drawing 2-2 on Tuesday.
Mijat Gacinovic gave Serbia the lead in the 24th minute, but Macedonia turned it around in the second half as Enis Bardhi levelled from the penalty spot before substitute Nikola Gjorgjev fired in from the edge of the box.
Uros Djurdjevic snatched a point for Serbia with an 89th-minute header, but the result leaves both sides on one point in Group B and with only a slim chance of making the semi-finals with one game left to play.
Serbia were dominant in the first half, with Gacinovic missing the target from the edge of the box and Liverpool’s Marko Grujic heading wide from eight yards out.
Srdjan Plavsic started for Serbia ahead of Aleksandar Cavric while Mevlan Murati and Daniel Avramovski came in to the Macedonia XI.
The breakthrough arrived in the 24th minute as Serbia kept the ball alive after Grujic was denied a penalty and Gacinovic fired in from the penalty spot.
Igor Aleksovski then saved well from Grujic as Serbia remained in control. Serbia goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic was largely a spectator before the break but did save well from Bardhi’s long-range free-kick.
Serbia U21: Milinkovic-Savic (6), Gajic (6), Jovanovic (5), Veljkovic (6),Antonov (5), Zivkovic (6), Grujic (6), Maksimovic, Gacinovic, (7) Djurdjevic (7),Plavsic (5). Subs: Ozegovic (5), Filipovic (6), Ristic (5)
Macedonia U21: Aleksovski (7), Murati (6), Zajkov, (6) Velkovski (6),Demiri (6), Nikolov (6), Bardhi (7), Radeski (6), Babunski (5), Markoski (6), Avramovski (5). Subs: Elmas (7), Pivkovski (5), Gjorgjev (6).
Gacinovic almost flicked in a second in the 54th minute after being slid through on goal, but Macedonia levelled when Bardhi converted from the penalty spot after substitute Elif Elmas’ cross hit a hand.
Macedonia looked buoyed by the goal and they took the lead in the 83rd minute when Gjorgjev fired in from just outside the area.
Akelksovski denied Srdjan Plavsic but Serbia levelled in the final minute when Djurdjevic headed in from a free-kick. And Andrija Zivkovic almost won it for Serbia when he headed against the post in injury-time.
Serbia play Spain in Bydgoszcz on Friday while Macedonia take on Portugal. Both games kick-off at 7.45pm and are live on Sky Sports.Soccer Accumulator Bonus
Our fantastic Euro Soccer accumulator offer gives you the chance to earn a bonus of up to 100% on accumulators on the top domestic leagues in Europe along with the group and knockout stages of the Champions League.
This offer applies to returns on pre-match accumulators of 3 or more selections on Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish Primera Liga, German Bundesliga 1 or UEFA Champions League.
The maximum bonus that you can receive is €100,000 or currency equivalent. The bonus will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, the bonus will be calculated based .on the remaining active stake. If a qualifying bet is edited .using our Edit Bet feature. The bonus will be calculated based on the new stake. Where a bet has been edited to include or amend a selection for an event that is In-Play, the bonus will no longer apply. Double Chance bets or combination bets with bonuses. Such as Lucky 15’s or Lucky .31’s do not apply for this offer.
If your bet is successful, we will add the following bonuses to your returns:
Bet Type Bonus
14-folds and upwards 100% bonus
Terms and Conditions
Applies to straight pre-match accumulator bets on the Full Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish Primera Liga, German Bundesliga .1 or Australian A-League matches. Maximum bonus €100,000 or currency equivalent. Soccer Accumulator Bonus does not apply to Double Chance bets or combination. bets with bonuses such as Lucky 15’s, Lucky 31’s etc.
If any selections are postponed/void then the bonus will still apply, but the percentage bonus added will reflect the actual number of winning selections. For example, an 8-fold accumulator with 7. winners and 1 postponed match will receive a 30% .bonus to returns.
The bonus part of your returns will be added to your account within 24 hours of your final selection having played.
This bonus will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, the bonus will be calculated based on the remaining active stake.
If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature, the bonus will be calculated based on the new stake. Where a bet has been edited to include or amend a selection for an event that is In-Play, the bonus will no longer apply.
Where any term of the offer or promotion is breached or there is any evidence of a series of bets placed by a customer or group of customers, which due to a deposit bonus, enhanced payments, free bets, risk free bets or any other promotional offer results in guaranteed customer profits irrespective of the outcome, whether individually or as part of a group, bet365 reserves the right to reclaim the bonus element of such offers and in their absolute discretion either settle bets at the correct odds, void the free and risk free. bets or void any bet funded by the deposit bonus.
In addition bet365 .reserve the right to levy an administration charge on the customer up to the value of the deposit bonus, free bet, risk free bet or additional payment to cover administrative costs. We further reserve the right to ask any customer to provide sufficient documentation for us to be satisfied in our absolute discretion as to the customer’s identity prior to us crediting any bonus, free bet, risk free bet or offer to their account.
All bet365 offers are intended for recreational players and bet365 may in its sole discretion limit the eligibility of customers to participate in all or part of any promotion.