Aleksandar Mitrovic scores twice as Serbia edge out the Republic of Ireland

Serbia v Republic of Ireland – FIFA World Cup 2022 – European Qualifying – Group D – Rajko Mitic Stadium
(Image credit: Novak Djurovic)

Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic served up a timely reminder of his potency with a high-quality double as Serbia condemned the Republic of Ireland to defeat in their opening World Cup qualifier.

The striker, currently out of favour at Premier League Fulham, outrageously chipped rookie keeper Mark Travers and then headed home a second in a decisive second-half cameo at the Rajko Mitic Stadium to establish himself as his country’s joint-top scorer in a 3-2 victory.

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