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APOEL take upper hand against Partizan

Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET
APOEL FC 2-0 FK Partizan
Nenad Mirosavljević scored against his old club and Marcin Żewłakow added a second as the Cypriot champions shocked Partizan.
by John Leonidou
from Nicosia
APOEL take upper hand against Partizan
Marcin Zewlakow was on target again for APOEL ©Getty Images

Match statistics

APOELPartizan

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
4
Offsides6
 
0
Fouls committed22
 
21
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET

APOEL take upper hand against Partizan

APOEL FC 2-0 FK Partizan
Nenad Mirosavljević scored against his old club and Marcin Żewłakow added a second as the Cypriot champions shocked Partizan.

APOEL FC took a firm grip of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against FK Partizan as second-half goals from Nenad Mirosavljević and Marcin Żewłakow gave them a 2-0 home win.

Decent advantage
These two clubs had combined to accumulate 17 goals without reply in the previous round yet they produced a goalless 45 minutes in Nicosia, Lamine Diarra passing up two excellent chances for the visitors. APOEL made Partizan pay for their profligacy after the break with both goals coming from headers following set-pieces.

Diarra profligacy
The Serbian champions were in impressive form during their second qualifying round tie, scoring 12 times against Rhyl FC. They started this game positively too, with Diarra having a left-footed shot turned over by home goalkeeper Dionisis Chiotis early on. Midway through the first half, the Senegalese striker had another presentable opportunity but scuffed his shot in front of goal.

Two headers
Chances were proving hard to come by on a hot and humid night in Nicosia with much of the play focused on the battle in the middle of the park. However, four minutes after the break, APOEL forward Mirosavljević made the breakthrough against his old club when he found himself unmarked and headed in Konstantinos Charalampidis's inviting free-kick. It was from another dead-ball situation that the home team doubled their lead, Żewłakow nodding in another Charalampidis delivery late on for his third goal in as many European games this season. With five minutes remaining, Partizan could not respond, ensuring the Cypriot champions a decent lead to take to Serbia for next week's return leg.

Last updated: 30/07/09 2.35CET

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Lineups

apoel

APOEL

partizan

Partizan

22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
2
StevanovićSiniša Stevanović
Yellow Card23
Substitution84
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
4
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević (C)
11
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
Substitution82
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Substitution61
14
BroerseJoost Broerse
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Yellow Card48
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
Substitution73
9
CléoCléo
24
KontisChristos Kontis
10
MoreiraAlmami Moreira
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
19
IlicBrana Ilic
Substitution72
30
MirosavljevićNenad Mirosavljević
Goal49
26
DiarraLamine Diarra
Yellow Card29
32
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
37
ObradovićIvan Obradović
33
MichailChrysostomos Michail (C)
Substitution73
52
GavrančićGoran Gavrančić
Yellow Card83

Substitutes

88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
1
D. BožovićDarko Božović (GK)
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
5
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
Substitution61
5
GrncarovBoban Grncarov
17
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
Substitution72
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Substitution73
21
B. JovanovićBranislav Jovanović
19
IliaMarios Ilia
24
KneževićSrdja Knežević
Substitution84
21
M. ŻewłakowMarcin Żewłakow
Substitution73
Goal85
25
WashingtonWashington
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution82
Yellow Card87
31
BrežančićRajko Brežančić

Coach

Ivan Jovanović (SRB) Slaviša Jokanović (SRB)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Patrick Gerritsen (NED)

Fourth official

Richard Liesveld (NED)

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