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Everyone has turned into a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic expert after watching Serbia

The Lazio midfielder impressed as Serbia got their World Cup campaign underway against Costa Rica

Football hipsters unite because the beacons were certainly lit during Serbia’s clash with Costa Rica.

The focus of their attention?

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, of course.


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Under the spotlight

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Under the spotlight

This is a man attracting attention from just about every top European club around after a stellar season in Italy.

A smooth combination of brute strength, attacking guile and pinpoint passing range has drawn comparisons with Man United midfielder Paul Pogba.

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And Milinkovic-Savic certainly lived up to the billing as he inspired Serbia to only their second win at a World Cup.

Playing in the hole behind Aleksandar Mitrovic, the Lazio man was given license to roam and looked comfortable in almost every situation.

Taking flight

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Taking flight

Milinkovic-Savic produced a moment of expert technique too when he had an acrobatic overhead kick saved by Keylor Navas in the Costa Rica goal.

And unsurprisingly everyone was jumping on the Milinkovic-Savic bandwagon on social media as they bought into the hype:

It was a former Man City player in Aleksandar Kolarov who scored the winner though, curling home a brilliant free kick in the second half:


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