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POR 1-2 SRB: Portugal's GK 2 Mistakes Cost Portugal Automatic Qualification To Qatar 2022

Portugal failed to automatically progress to the Qatar 2022 World Cup after the game against Serbia. Goals from Tadic and Mitrovic were enough to cancel out Sanches' goal.

Photo: Serbia Players || Twitter

The main highlights of the game were Cristiano Ronaldo's performance, Serbia's brilliant display, and Rui Patricio's errors. However, this article will focus on Portugal's goalkeeper two errors that led to Serbia's goals. Read carefully!

Photo: Patricio first error VS Serbia || Twitter

After Renato Sanchez gave Portugal the lead in the 2nd minute, Tadic equalized in the 33rd minute. Rui Patricio misjudged Tadic's shot, and he ended up deflecting the ball into his net. Note that it was a serious mistake, and this goal gave the away side a lot of confidence.

Photo: Tadic VS Portugal || Twitter

In the second half, Rui Patricio also lost concentration for Serbia's late winner. Once again, it was Tadic that found Mitrovic with a well-weighted pass, and the Fulham striker didn't hesitate to convert. Note that Rui Patricio was nowhere near his post, and he was easily beaten with a header from close range.

Photo: Build up to Mitrovic's winner VS Portugal || Video Screenshots

In conclusion, note that all hope is not lost for Portugal. Fernando Santos and his team will now have to battle with teams like Sweden, Russia, Poland, and North Macedonia to secure qualification through playoffs.

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