- match commentary
- European World Cup Qualifiers
- 11 September 2012, 6:30pm
- Crvena Zvezda Stadium
90 mins:GOAL: SERBIA 6-1 WALES. That sums it up! SULEJMANI hits a speculative drive from the edge of the box that takes two wicked deflections to wrongfoot the unfortunate Myhill.
90 mins:FULL TIME: SERBIA 6-1 WALES. The pain is finally over for the Wales players, staff and fans as the final whistle blows. A night to forget for the visitors as Serbia run riot with a truly dominant display.
89 mins:Serbia are playing out the final few minutes here with the ball.
86 mins:A final change now from Serbia with Aleksandar Ignjovski replaced by Srdjan Mijailovic.
85 mins:Almost a sixth for Serbia as Kolarov fires in a low shot that forces a fine save from Myhill.
84 mins:The Welsh fans who made the long trip out here will be making the long trip home in very subdued fashion after a dismal display.
82 mins:A late Serbian change now with Djuricic replaced by Lekic.
80 mins:GOAL: SERBIA 5-1 WALES. It's a rout! BRANISLAV IVANOVIC takes control of a poor clearance and rifles it into the bottom corner.
79 mins:Aaron Ramsey is the second Welsh player to go into the book and it's for dissent.
78 mins:Serbia aiming for a fifth now but Markovic's effort is well saved by Myhill.
75 mins:Into the final quarter of an hour of this one and the spark has completely gone now.
73 mins:Wales will be mightily relieved to see the back of Tosic who has run them ragged tonight.
71 mins:Serbia make an alteration too with Tosic replaced by Sulejmani.
70 mins:A final change for Wales with Joe Allen being replaced by Leicester's Andy King.
69 mins:Another glorious chance for Serbia as Djuricic swings a cross in and Tosic is well denied by Myhill.
67 mins:Serbia have clearly decided that they are going to double and even treble up on Bale as he is Wales' main threat on the attack.
64 mins:If Serbia keep their foot on the gas then this could get really embarrassing for the visitors.
62 mins:A Welsh yellow card as Djuricic goes down and Darcy Blake goes into the book.
60 mins:Serbia are getting the ball back far too easily here and Kolarov lines up for number five and fizzes just wide.
58 mins:Wales are sinking without a trace now and Chris Coleman has real work to do in the last half hour or so.
55 mins:GOAL: SERBIA 4-1 WALES. Game. Set. Match. It's all over for Wales as Ivanovic bursts through the defence and his cut back is met by an unmarked TADIC who slides home.
52 mins:Aaron Ramsey is pleading for a free-kick in a dangerous position on the edge of the box but the referee isn't interested.
49 mins:A sloppy start to the second half from Wales and that is continuing to allow Serbia to dominate possession.
47 mins:David Vaughan's first act is to almost receive a booking after hacking down Tosic.
46 mins:We are back underway in Serbia and Wales have a mountain to climb.
46 mins:Wales have made a double change with Sam Ricketts replacing Adam Matthews and David Vaughan on for David Edwards.
45 mins:HALF TIME: SERBIA 3-1 WALES. There goes the half time whistle and despite a few moments of genuine promise for the Welsh you'd have to say their defending has been well below the standard required.
45 mins:There will be one minute of added time.
44 mins:Frustration for Wales and Bale who has Ivanovic and Nastasic tied up in knots but there is free-kick awarded as they finally bundle him over.
42 mins:Only a few minutes to go until half-time here now and Serbia want to put this one out of sight before the break.
40 mins:GOAL: SERBIA 3-1 WALES. More poor defending from Wales as Matthews is easily bypassed by FILIP DJURICIC who simply blasts the ball beyond Myhill.
39 mins:Serbia are just taking a few minutes to regroup having conceded that goal and don't want to give away a cheap second.
36 mins:A break in play now as Ashley Williams clatters through Tosic who wants some treatment.
33 mins:So, can Wales build on that fabulous Bale free-kick?
31 mins:GOAL: SERBIA 2-1 WALES. Wow! Wales are suddenly back in it as GARETH BALE hits a wickedly dipping free-kick that leaves the keeper motionless as it ripples the top corner.
30 mins:Half an hour gone now and after a really promising start it looks like being a long, hard night for Chris Coleman's side.
27 mins:Almost 3-0 as Tadic's efforts deflects off Edwards and skews agonisingly wide of the far post.
26 mins:Serbia really have their tails up and the hosts are flying forward with wave after wave of attack.
24 mins:GOAL: SERBIA 2-0 WALES. Game over already? Wales are really on the rack now as Kolarov beats Gunter and the defence can't get the ball away and ZORAN TOSIC rolls it home.
22 mins:That opening goal seems to have knocked a bit of the stuffing out of the Welsh.
19 mins:Can Wales get Bale into the game? The Spurs man has hardly had a kick so far.
17 mins:So, after a promising start, Wales find themselves behind and that goal has been looking more and more likely in recent minutes.
15 mins:GOAL: SERBIA 1-0 WALES. Superb! Manchester City's ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV curls a stunning free-kick over the wall and Boaz Myhill can get nowhere near it.
14 mins:A horrible sliced clearance from Darcy Blake has Myhill stranded and he is incredibly grateful to see it spin wide.
12 mins:Serbia have started to find a little momentum now and they win their third corner in as many minutes and Wales scramble it away.
10 mins:All of a sudden the hosts come alive with Tosic darting inside and he picks out Markovic who is well blocked by Blake.
8 mins:Serbia are slow out of the blocks here and a Ramsey corner is headed narrowly over by Williams.
7 mins:Gareth Bale, without a doubt the visitors star man, has begun on the right hand side and will be trying to cut in on his favoured left boot.
5 mins:A nervous clearance from Serbian keeper Stojkovic will give the Welsh attackers a bit of food for thought.
3 mins:Wales have been in control of the possession in the opening minutes here.
1 mins:We are underway in Serbia with Wales getting us underway.
Wales: Myhill, Gunter, Blake, Williams, Matthews, Edwards, Ramsey, Allen, Bale, Morison, Church.
Serbia: Stojkovic, Bisevac, Nastasic, Ivanovic, Kolarov, Ignjovski, Djuricic, Tadic, Fejsa, Tosic, Markovic.
The preliminary team news appears good for the visitors with Liverpool's Joe Allen apparently passing a late fitness test.
Welcome to the Karadjordje Stadium in Serbia for this already crucial World Cup Qualifier as Serbia host Wales.