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APOEL repel Partizan rally

Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 23.30CET
FK Partizan 1-0 APOEL FC (agg: 1-2)
The Cypriot side stood firm for 87 minutes to claim a famous progression after Almani Moreira had tightened the tie in Serbia.
by Aleksandar Bosković
from Belgrade
APOEL repel Partizan rally
Marcin Żewłakow's miss did not prove costly for APOEL ©empics

Match statistics

PartizanAPOEL

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target13
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed18
 
20
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 23.30CET

APOEL repel Partizan rally

FK Partizan 1-0 APOEL FC (agg: 1-2)
The Cypriot side stood firm for 87 minutes to claim a famous progression after Almani Moreira had tightened the tie in Serbia.

APOEL FC stood firm for 87 minutes to claim a famous victory and a place in the UEFA Champions League play-off round after a third-minute strike by Almani Moreira had hauled Serbian champions FK Partizan within one goal of taking the tie to extra time.

Strong support
The Cypriot titleholders arrived from Nicosia with a 2-0 success under their belts from the first leg but that advantage appeared in danger of being wiped out early on when Moreira converted Goran Gavrančić's pass from close range. Yet despite the fervent support of 25,000 Partizan fans the visitors held on, even after a late red card for Joost Broerse.

Żewłakow wayward
Broerse had come closest to calming the nerves in Ivan Jovanović's ranks, first with an opening-minute free-kick, then when he latched on to Nenad Mirosavljević's pass just shy of the half-hour mark only to shoot wide of goal with goalkeeper Mladen Božović rooted to the spot. An even better opportunity was passed up on the stroke of the interval when a mistake by Gavrančić let in first-leg goalscorer Marcin Żewłakow but he failed to test Božović in a one-on-one situation.

Second-half chances
Partizan reclaimed the initiative after the restart but Moreira failed to claim a second goal when sending a headed effort wide. With 89 minutes on the clock, Broerse was sent off after collecting a second yellow card for a foul on Lamine Diarra but it was too late for Partizan to take advantage. Radosav Petrović headed their last effort wide from ten metres and APOEL were able to celebrate a second notable victory over Serbian opposition in as many years, having eliminated FK Crvena Zvezda in last season's UEFA Cup second qualifying round.

Last updated: 06/08/09 0.30CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

apoel

APOEL

27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
4
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević (C)
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
Yellow Card10
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Substitution85
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution90+2
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Yellow Card57
11
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
Substitution86
9
CléoCléo
Substitution67
14
BroerseJoost Broerse
Yellow Card29
Red Card89
10
MoreiraAlmami Moreira
Goal3
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias (C)
Yellow Card70
22
LjajićAdem Ljajić
Yellow Card23
Substitution57
21
M. ŻewłakowMarcin Żewłakow
Yellow Card26
Substitution67
24
KneževićSrdja Knežević
24
KontisChristos Kontis
26
DiarraLamine Diarra
Yellow Card76
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
37
ObradovićIvan Obradović
30
MirosavljevićNenad Mirosavljević
52
GavrančićGoran Gavrančić
32
HaxhiAltin Haxhi

Substitutes

1
D. BožovićDarko Božović (GK)
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
Substitution90+2
5
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
8
SikoraAdrian Sikora
13
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
19
IliaMarios Ilia
17
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
Substitution67
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
Substitution67
19
IlicBrana Ilic
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution86
21
B. JovanovićBranislav Jovanović
Substitution85
33
MichailChrysostomos Michail
25
WashingtonWashington
Substitution57
88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)

Coach

Slaviša Jokanović (SRB) Ivan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)

Fourth official

Dino Tommasi (ITA)

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