MATIC SHINES IN SERBIA’S 3-1 WIN. CHALOBAH CAPTAINS ENGLAND U21 TO A LOSS

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Serbia were dominant as they showed their superiority over Georgia, a game the Serbs won 3-1.

Nemanja Matic was part of the Serbia side which recorded an impressive 3-1 away win against Georgia, a result which moved them to the top of their group.

The Chelsea midfielder was deployed in a holding role, as one of the two midfielders in a 3-4-3 formation, and former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic captained the side.

The game started got off on the wrong foot for the Serbians when they fell behind after just six minutes, with Nika Katcharava putting the hosts in front.

Five minutes before the break Matic tried his luck from distance, only to see his strike sail wide, but right on the stroke of half-time Serbia equalised when Southampton’s Dusan Tadic converted from the penalty spot.

Midway through the second half, the visitors took the lead and it was another player plying his trade in England, Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, with the goal, a low drive which nestled in the bottom corner.

With four minutes left to the end of the game, Mijat Gacinovic made sure of Serbia’s victory with a calm finish from a Tadic pass to make it 3-1.

Matic showed his influence all through the game and was a force in Serbia’s midfield.

Nathaniel Chalobah captained England Under-21s to a 1-0 defeat in a friendly game against Germany.

Chalobah, Lewis Baker and Tammy Abraham were the three Chelsea players who started the game for England U21.

The only goal of the game came through through Nadiem Amiri in the first-half.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaced Demarai Gray with just over half an hour remaining and the Chelsea midfielder looked bright and positive when in possession, but couldn’t rescue his team with a goal.

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