Portugal held 2-2 at Serbia, Luxembourg stuns Ireland 1-0

<p>BELGRADE, Serbia &mdash; Serbia successfully fought back to erase a brace of goals by Diogo Jota and draw 2-2 with Portugal in European qualifying for the 2022 World Cup on Saturday. </p>
<p>Luxembourg stunned Ireland 1-0 thanks to a late goal by Gerson Rodrigues, also in Group A. </p>
<p>Jota put the reigning European champions ahead with a pair of first-half headers. </p>
<p>But halftime substitute Nemanja Radonjic set up two goals to pull the hosts level with half an hour to play. </p>
<p>Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic saw a direct red card in stoppage time for a dangerous studs-first tackle on Danilo.</p>
<p>Cristiano Ronaldo was booked right before the final whistle for complaining after he thought he had scored a winner. His shot was heading over the goalline when Serbia’s Stefan Mitrovic slid and cleared the ball. </p>
<p>Ronaldo tossed his captain’s armband on the field as he walked off at the end. </p>
<p>In Dublin, Luxembourg’s Rodrigues scored with five minutes remaining to humble the Irish, who remained winless in 10 games under coach Stephen Kenny. </p>
<p>Serbia and Portugal are top of the group with four points each. Luxembourg is next with three points. Azerbaijan and Ireland have zero points.</p>
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