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Result: Portugal edge out Serbia to go top of Group I

Portugal go top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 2-1 win over Serbia in Lisbon.

Portugal have gone top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 2-1 win over Serbia in Lisbon this evening.

Ricardo Carvalho gave the hosts the lead inside the first 10 minutes when he rose highest to head home a cross from Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao.

Carvalho's evening was short-lived however, and the Monaco centre-back was forced off on 17 minutes with a hamstring injury.

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) controls the ball near Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic (C) and midfielder Aleksandar Mitrovic during the Portugal vs Serbia EURO 2016 qualifying football match at Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 29, 2015© Getty Images

Southampton winger Dusan Tadic almost equalised, but his powerful effort flashed just wide of the post before the half-hour mark.

Cristiano Ronaldo then went close with a well-struck effort from range, but the Real Madrid forward was denied by a good save from goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic levelled things up on 61 minutes with an acrobatic effort, but their parity lasted just two minutes.

Coentrao gave the Iberian nation the lead once again when he met a cross from Joao Moutinho to convert at the back post, and Fernando Santos's men held on move above Denmark in Group I.

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TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

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· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

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· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

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