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Manager steps in to prevent Aleksandar Mitrovic coming to blows with teammate

5 years ago

News today that Radovan Curcic prevented Aleksandar Mitrovic and Serbian teammate Nenad Tomovic coming to blows at half-time on Friday night.

The Newcastle striker and Fiorentina defender were arguing about who was at fault for the first goal in the 4-1 hammering by the Czech Republic.

A Czech corner was swung in from the right hand side in the 17th minute and Mitrovic appeared to be ‘marking’ the goalscorer Tomis Sivok (see the video footage below).

After a disastrous qualifying campaign for the Euros that ended with only 4 points, the mood is anything but good in the Serbian camp.

Reported by Novosti, as Mitrovic and Tomovic squared up to each other, Serbian Manager Radovan Curcic and Captain Branislav Ivanovic had to pull them apart.

Things got worse in the second half on the pitch as Tomovic gave away a penalty to make it 2-0, before then Mitrovic was subbed in the 69th minute and Tomovic replace with eight minutes remaining.

The Czech Republic eventually running out 4-1 winners and yet another defeat for Serbia.

Watch the goal below that sparked the half-time confrontation, Mitrovic the player between goalkeeper and goalscorer.



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