Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured as Portugal was held to a 1-1 draw by Serbia in a frantic Euro 2020 qualifier in Lisbon.
A goalless draw with Ukraine in its opening Group B fixture on Friday put the pressure on Portugal heading into Monday’s encounter, and its task was made more difficult when Ronaldo appeared to suffer a hamstring injury before the half-hour mark.
Beelden van de blessure van Cristiano Ronaldo.
— Jimmy (@JimmyDriessen) March 25, 2019
He received quick treatment from members of the medical team before returning to action but was replaced by Pizzi minutes later as Pepe took over the skipper’s armband.
Dusan Tadic’s penalty had put Serbia ahead early on, though Portugal overcame Ronaldo’s injury to level through Danilo Pereira’s rasping 42nd-minute strike.
Next for Portugal is a Nations League semi-final against Switzerland on June 5 and Serbia travel to Kiev in a Euro 2020 qualifier two days later.