Team around former Frankfurt Bundesliga professional Filip Kostic At home in Leskovac against winless Bulgaria in Leskovac they failed to draw more than 2-2 (1-0). However, Serbia finished second in Group G in a distant match with Montenegro, which lost to leader Hungary in Budapest with a score of 1:3 (1:0).

Werder Bremen’s Milos Veljkovic (16th minute) put Serbia ahead. In the second half, Geogi Rusev (59′) and Kiril Despodov (69′) initially swung the game in favor of the bottom team before Srdjan Babic saved a point for the hosts with his 82nd-minute goal. This is Serbia’s first participation in the European Championship as an independent country.

In Budapest, the winner of the game was Dominik Szoboszlai. With braces in the 66th and 68th minutes, the former Leipzig man secured a flattering victory for Hungary, who had already qualified for the European Championship, after Slobodan Rubezic (36th) put the visitors ahead. Adam Nagy (90+3) scored the third Hungarian goal in stoppage time. With a simultaneous victory and defeat of Serbia, Montenegro would secure a ticket to the European Championship.
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