Mirko Vucinic enhanced his growing reputation by firing Wales to a 1-0 defeat in their opening Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro.
The Roma striker, linked with both Manchester clubs earlier this year, struck after 30 minutes to hand the hosts a deserved Group G victory against a ragged Welsh side in Podgorica.
Montenegro carved out numerous clear-cut chances in an enterprising display - which will serve a warning to England next month - but Simon Church hit the bar and had a goal disallowed late on for Wales.
Wales survived an early scare when Sam Ricketts slipped, allowing Simon Vukcevic to get in a fierce shot. Wayne Hennessey palmed the ball behind and then leapt to punch away the resulting corner.
Captain Vucinic then spurned a glorious chance for the hosts when he headed wide from an unmarked position. Hennessey then needed to be alert to beat out a shot from Branko Boskovic after neat interplay with Vucinic and Djalovic on the edge of the area.
There was an inevitability about Montenegro's opener on the half-hour as Roma striker Vucinic showed the quality that has made him one of the hottest properties in Serie A. Vucinic beat James Collins with a quick turn of pace and then unleashed a powerful left-footed shot which rebounded off the near post and went into the net.
Montenegro went close again four minutes into the second half when Vukcevic curled a free-kick narrowly over.
And they continued to hammer at the Wales defence and Djalovic had a good shot blocked, leading to the first of a succession of corners.
Bellamy tested Bozovic again seven minutes from time when he burst into the area on the right but his shot was turned away for a corner. Cardiff's on-loan forward then should have done better when he headed straight at Bozovic from Gareth Bale's cross.
Wales at last began to create openings in the closing minutes but substitute Church was twice denied in a frantic finish. First he saw a header rebound off the bar after reaching a Bale cross, and then he was flagged offside when he stabbed home a rebound after Robert Earnshaw had a shot saved.