Such a costly miss by Ser­bia’s Pan­telic

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

AUS­TRALIA ............................................ 2 SER­BIA ................................................... 1 Marko Pan­telic missed a glo­ri­ous late chance to send Ser­bia into the World Cup sec­ond round last night.

Pan­telic fired just over the bar in in­jury time mo­ments af­ter haul­ing Ser­bia back into their fi­nal Group d game against aus­tralia in nelspruit.

Ul­ti­mately Ser­bia paid for their ear­lier profli­gacy as sec­ond-half goals from Tim Cahill and Brett Hol­man sent them crash­ing out of the com­n­pe­ti­tion.

aus­tralia’s ef­fort dragged them off the bot­tom of the group but it was too lit­tle too late as Ghana edged them out of the last 16 on goal dif­fer­ence.

It was a face-sav­ing win for aus­tralia that seemed barely likely in the first half as they strug­gled to cope with Ser­bia’s pace and tech­ni­cal ex­cel­lence.

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