Aleksandar Mitrovic's hilarious attempt at a 'panenka' during Serbia 2-1 Montenegro

Serbia's Aleksandr Mitrovic

Serbia vs Montenegro was a stern reminder that the international break can be exciting at times.

The hosts ran out 2-1 winners in Belgrade and are closing in on promotion to the second-tier of the UEFA Nations League.

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scored yet again for his country, with Adem Ljajic grabbing the opener two minutes before.

Montenegro's Stefan Mugosa pulled one back in the second-half, but Serbia held out for the victory.

It was a game littered with incidents, with none bigger that the penalty awarded to the hosts late in the first-half.

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic appeared to kick his own leg in the box, although it's certainly possible there was contact from a Montenegro defender.

You can judge for yourself in the video below.

Who'd be a referee, eh?

After the penalty was awarded, Mitrovic stepped up to try and score his second in the space of six minutes.

Sadly, the striker's attempt at looking ice cool with a 'panenka' went horribly wrong.


We've seen those penalties saved by goalkeepers, but not actually chipped over the bar - that really takes some doing.

Thankfully for Mitrovic, his miss wasn't too important, although he was probably anxious when the visitors pulled it back to 2-1.

Mitrovic started the season on fire for Fulham, scoring five in his first five games of the Premier League season.

However, he's tailed off horrendously in recent weeks and actually hasn't found the back of the net in his last seven games for the west London side.

Mitrovic celebrates his goal

If Fulham are to somehow beat relegation under Claudio Ranieri, they will need Mitrovic to rediscover his scoring touch.

Otherwise, it will all be down to the inconsistent Andre Schurrle, Ryan Sessegnon and Luciano Vietto to try and get the goals to beat the drop.

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