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Match facts: Partizan v Braga

Published: Sunday 31 October 2010, 21.45CET

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Published: Sunday 31 October 2010, 21.45CET

Match facts: Partizan v Braga

Partizan

UEFA milestones
• The Serbian side have conceded 247 goals in UEFA competition.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Marko Jovanović is available after a one-game ban following his red card on Matchday 2.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 30 October: FK Partizan 3-0 FK Jagodina (Moreira 52, Iliev 86, Petrović 90+3pen)
Stojković; Miljković, Savić, Krstajić, Lazevski; Smiljanić, Tomić (Iliev 46), Ilić, Moreira; Boya (Petrović 80), Cléo (Babović 66)

• Partizan have won 15 out of 17 in the league since Aleksandar Stanojević took the reins in April.

• Partizan have lost just one of their last 43 league matches; a 2-0 defeat at FK Vojvodina on 3 October.

• Almami Moreira was on target for the second successive league game against Jagodina, his sixth-minute goal having earned Partizan a 1-0 win at FK Crvena Zvezda on 23 October, their fourth successive derby triumph.

• Medo had his first taste of the 'eternal' derby and it was goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković's first in Partizan colours: he twice played the fixture for Crvena Zvezda.

• Partizan booked their place in the Serbian Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory against second tier FK Proleter on 27 October, Pierre Boya, Ivica Iliev and Marko Šćepović all on target.

• Stanojević rested Stojković, Mladen Krstajić, Aleksandar Miljković, Aleksandar Lazevski and Cléo against Proleter.

• Partizan will travel to another second division side, FK Sindjelić Niš, in the last eight on 10 November.

Injury news
• None

Braga

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• No team has conceded more goals than Braga's total of nine.

• The Portuguese side have won six corners, fewer than any other side.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 30 October: Rio Ave FC 2-0 SC Braga (Zé Gomes 72, João Tomás 83)
Felipe; Sílvio, Moisés, Léo Fortunato, Elderson; Vandinho, Luís Aguiar (Salino 60), Mossoró (Rodríguez 32); Alan, Matheus, Lima (Paulo César 46)

• Léo Fortunato made his first Liga start as Braga lost to a Rio Aves side that began the weekend at the foot of the table.

• Moisés was sent off on 27 minutes after giving away a penalty. Felipe saved the spot kick from João Tomás.

• Braga have not won away in the Liga in five attempts this term.

• Braga have kept two clean sheets in nine league outings this season – they averaged one every two games last term, conceding just 20 goals all campaign.

• Lima struck twice as Braga came from behind to beat SC Olhanense 3-1 on 23 October. Mossoró scored the home side's equaliser four minutes after half-time.

• Braga have won 18 of their 19 home league matches under Domingos Paciência. A. Naval 1º Maio were the last team to take points off them at the Municipal Stadium, drawing 0-0 on 13 December 2009.

• Braga won every match in the Liga last season when they registered first but twice already this term they have dropped points after forging ahead, at FC Porto and FC Paços de Ferreira.

• Braga will travel to SL Benfica in the Portuguese Cup fourth round on 21 November.

Injury news
• Paulão missed the Rio Ave defeat with a thigh problem sustained against Olhanense.

• Alberto Rodríguez came on as a substitute against Rio Ave, his first appearance since suffering a right thigh injury on Matchday 2.

• Quim ruptured his right Achilles tendon in pre-season training and is expected to be out until the new year.

Miscellaneous
• Sílvio was the only Braga player on international duty at the beginning of October but did not feature as Portugal earned 3-1 wins against Denmark and Iceland.

Last updated: 01/11/10 12.34CET

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