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No breakthrough in Bratislava

Published: Thursday 11 August 2005, 0.36CET
FC Artmedia Bratislava 0-0 FK Partizan The stalemate in Slovakia leaves both teams with a chance of progressing.

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Published: Thursday 11 August 2005, 0.36CET

No breakthrough in Bratislava

FC Artmedia Bratislava 0-0 FK Partizan The stalemate in Slovakia leaves both teams with a chance of progressing.

FC Artmedia Bratislava and FK Partizan failed to break the deadlock and will meet in the second leg with everything to play for in their quest to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Goalless draw
Artmedia, surprise conquerors of 1967 European champions Celtic in the second qualifying round, produced another strong performance and also prevented Partizan from scoring an away goal that might have gone a long way towards deciding the tie.

Missed opportunities
The Slovakian champions started and finished well but the bulk of the chances fell to the visitors from Serbia and Montenegro who will be ruing several missed opportunities. The hosts, roared on by their supporters, began well and after six minutes Peter Petras headed over the bar from close range after a cross from Blažej Vaščák.

Partizan take control
Partizan then took control and Ivan Tomić shot wide from a good position after a corner landed at his feet on nine minutes. Tomić fired another fizzing shot just past the post and Partizan prodigy Simon Vukčević curled a 30-yard free-kick centimetres off target.

Glorious chance
The Belgrade team continued to spurn good openings, with Pierre Boya squandering one glorious opportunity when he had only Juraj Čobej to beat but was foiled by the Artmedia goalkeeper. Next it was the turn of Obiora Odita to fail to make the most of his sight of goal.

Second-half onslaught
The second half saw no let-up in the Partizan onslaught and Odita shot over the bar when well placed after 62 minutes. However, Artmedia themselves went close as Pavol Staňo headed over a corner from close range two minutes later.

Close calls
Odita nodded another chance wide for Partizan while Juraj Halenár, Ján Kozák and Vaščák all might have secured a vital advantage for Artmedia in the closing minutes. However, Vukčević too was guilty of missing the target during a hectic finale, leaving both sides to try their luck again in the Serbo-Montenegrin capital in a fortnight's time.

Last updated: 10/08/05 23.50CET

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Lineups

petržalka

Petržalka

partizan

Partizan

1
ČobejJuraj Čobej (GK)
25
KraljIvica Kralj (GK)
3
StaňoPavol Staňo
1
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
4
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
4
MirkovićZoran Mirković
7
KotulaJozef Kotula
5
BajićBranimir Bajić
Substitution46
8
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Substitution89
7
N. BrnovićNenad Brnović
13
TchuřDaniel Tchuř
8
BoyaPierre Boya
Yellow Card87
14
HalenárJuraj Halenár
13
LomićMarko Lomić
Yellow Card68
17
BorbélyBalázs Borbély (C)
14
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević
20
FodrekBranislav Fodrek
15
OditaObiora Odita
21
P. PetrášPeter Petráš
Substitution59
21
TomićIvan Tomić
25
KozákJán Kozák
28
NadjAlbert Nadj (C)
Yellow Card34

Substitutes

30
KollárŠtefan Kollár (GK)
27
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
5
HellebrandAleš Hellebrand
2
ĆirkovićMilivoje Ćirković
9
GomesFabio Luis Gomes
Substitution89
3
SaveljićNiša Saveljić
10
MikuličMartin Mikulič
10
BabovićStefan Babović
12
ObžeraBranislav Obžera
Substitution59
11
RadovićMiroslav Radović
15
GajdošVratislav Gajdoš
16
EmegharaIfeanyi Emeghara
Substitution46
Yellow Card71
24
BurákPeter Burák
34
GrubejšićNikola Grubejšić

Coach

Vladimír Weiss (SVK) Vladimir Vermezović (SRB)

Referee

Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

Assistant referees

Kenneth Petersson (SWE), Stefan Wittberg (SWE)

Fourth official

Hakan Jonasson (SWE)

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