Wales hold group leaders Serbia to World Cup qualifying draw

Wales fought out what could be a valiant World Cup draw as they held Group D leaders Serbia 1-1 in Belgrade.

Aaron Ramsey had given Wales a 35th-minute lead – his ‘Panenka’ penalty coming at the same stadium where Czechoslovakia’s Antonin Panenka had put his name in football folklore with a chipped spot-kick at the 1976 European Championship.

But Aleksandar Mitrovic, just as he had in Cardiff, proved Serbia’s saviour with a 73rd minute equaliser as the teams drew for the second time in seven months.

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