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Clinical Partizan outclass Rhyl

Published: Tuesday 14 July 2009, 22.51CET
Rhyl FC 0-4 FK Partizan
Slavisa Jokanović's side proved too strong for the Welsh champions at Belle Vue as three first-half goals set up a resounding success.
by Mark Pettit
Clinical Partizan outclass Rhyl
Nenad Djordjević completed the scoring for Partizan ©empics

Match statistics

RhylPartizan

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target11
 
18
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
8
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
11
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 14 July 2009, 22.51CET

Clinical Partizan outclass Rhyl

Rhyl FC 0-4 FK Partizan
Slavisa Jokanović's side proved too strong for the Welsh champions at Belle Vue as three first-half goals set up a resounding success.

FK Partizan proved too strong for Rhyl FC at Belle Vue as Slavisa Jokanović's side cruised to a convincing success against their Welsh opponents.

Quickfire double
The Serbian champions underlined their early control of the game with two goals in as many first-half minutes courtesy of Mladen Krstajić's free-kick and Cleverson's header, and a third on the stroke of half-time from Lamine Diarra ended the game as a contest. Nenad Djordjević added a fourth midway through the second half.

Class apart
Partizan played at a higher tempo than their hosts from the off and Alan Bickerstaff's charges could not match the visitors' technical ability and pace. The only surprise was that it took 17 minutes for the opening goal to arrive, Krstajić rifling in a free-kick off the bar after Diarra had been felled on the edge of the area. Moments later it was 2-0, Brana Ilić driving a far-post cross in from the byline and Cleverson rising above George Horan to head in powerfully.

Tomić influence
The Brazilian nodded a Nemanja Tomić corner centimetres wide but Rhyl's respite was short-lived as, in first-half stoppage time, Ilić thumped a long-range effort off the post only for Tomić to cut back the loose ball for Diarra to finish. The home side tried valiantly to respond after the break, Luke Holden's drive requiring a parry from Mladen Božović, but Partizan completed a resounding win when Nenad Djordjević headed in a 69th-minute corner to make next Tuesday's return a near formality.

Last updated: 15/07/09 11.52CET

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Lineups

rhyl

Rhyl

partizan

Partizan

1
KendallLee Kendall (GK)
27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
3
NaylorMartin Naylor
2
StevanovićSiniša Stevanović
Substitution72
4
StrongGreg Strong
4
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević (C)
Goal69
5
HoranGeorge Horan (C)
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Substitution72
6
LeahJohn Leah
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
7
OwenGareth Owen
9
CléoCléo
Goal18
Substitution83
8
Holden Luke Holden
10
MoreiraAlmami Moreira
9
RobertsNeil Roberts
19
IlicBrana Ilic
10
WilliamsMatty Williams
Yellow Card36
Substitution55
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
Goal17
11
SherbonLuke Sherbon
Yellow Card33
Substitution70
26
DiarraLamine Diarra
Goal45
14
StonesGregory Stones
52
GavrančićGoran Gavrančić

Substitutes

17
PritchardPaul Pritchard (GK)
30
RadosavljevićAleksandar Radosavljević (GK)
2
ConnollyMark Connolly
Substitution70
Yellow Card86
5
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
12
HuntLee Hunt
Substitution55
17
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
Substitution83
15
G. PowellGary Powell
24
KneževićSrdja Knežević
Substitution72
25
WashingtonWashington
37
ObradovićIvan Obradović
77
VujovićNikola Vujović
Substitution72

Coach

Alan Bickerstaff (WAL) Slaviša Jokanović (SRB)

Referee

César Muñiz (ESP)

Assistant referees

José Miranda (ESP), Javier Novoa Robles (ESP)

Fourth official

Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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