Serbia draw with Bulgaria but reach EURO 2024 finals
Serbians take 2-2 home draw against Bulgaria in Group G, Montenegro lose against Hungary 3-1 in Budapest
Serbia sealed a UEFA EURO 2024 berth despite a 2-2 home draw with Bulgaria in a Group G match on Sunday.
Serbia's Milos Veljkovic scored the opening goal via header in the 17th minute in Leskovac.
Bulgaria came back from 1-0 deficit in the second half after Georgi Rusev and Kiril Despodov's goals.
Srdan Babic, however, scored a header in the 82nd minute to take the score 2-2.
Having many stars such as Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic, Fenerbahce winger Dusan Tadic, and AC Milan forward Luka Jovic, Serbia qualified for the EURO 2024 after group winners Hungary.
Serbia was absent in the European championship for a long time as they last played at the EURO 2000 as Yugoslavia.
Dominik Szoboszlai scored twice as Hungary beat Montenegro 3-1 in Budapest.
Hungary won the group on 18 points in eight matches. Serbia collected 14 points to finish second. Montenegro came third with 11 points and could not qualify for the playoffs.
Belgium hammer Azerbaijan, Lukaku strikes four
Romelu Lukaku was on fire to score four goals as Belgium thrashed Azerbaijan 5-0 in a Group F game in Brussels.
Leandro Trossard added one goal in the 90th minute for already-qualified Belgium.
Azerbaijan were down to 10 men in the first half after Eddy was shown a red card.
Belgium won Group F with 20 points in eight appearances.
Austria have 19 points to end the group as runners up. They also qualified for the EURO 2024 earlier as Austria were on nine points clear of third-place Sweden after the final matchday in qualifiers.
Serbia - Bulgaria: 2-2
Hungary - Montenegro: 3-1
Belgium - Azerbaijan: 5-0
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