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Aleksandar Mitrovic denies Wales after Aaron Ramsey hits spot against Serbia

Serbia v Wales - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group D

Aaron Ramsey could not have picked a better place to convert a Panenka penalty as Wales secured a precious point against the Group D leaders, Serbia, to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals next summer, yet it was a night tinged with regret for Chris Coleman and his players after they allowed victory to slip through their fingers for the fourth time in this campaign.

Wales held to damaging Serbia draw after late Aleksandar Mitrovic goal

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring their first goal

It was one of those nights when the woodwork made all the difference. With five minutes remaining the width of the post denied Gareth Bale a second goal that would have put this crucial game to bed and less than 60 seconds later the Serbia bench exploded with joy after Aleksandar Mitrovic, the Newcastle United striker, scored via the upright at the other end.

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Serbia v Wales - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group D

Aleksandar Mitrovic denies Wales after Aaron Ramsey hits spot against Serbia

Aaron Ramsey could not have picked a better place to convert a Panenka penalty as Wales secured a precious point against the Group D leaders, Serbia, to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals next summer, yet it was a night tinged with regret for Chris Coleman and his players after they allowed victory to slip through their fingers for the fourth time in this campaign.