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Profligate Partizan survive Pyunik test

Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 22.30CET
FK Partizan 3-1 FC Pyunik
Well-taken goals from Nemanja Tomić, Almani Moreira and Cléo earned the Serbian titleholders a home win but they could regret a defensive lapse.
by Ivan Vjetrovic
from FK Partizan Stadium
Profligate Partizan survive Pyunik test
Cléo (right) scored Partizan's third ©AFP

Match statistics

PartizanPyunik

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners5
 
3
Offsides7
 
2
Fouls committed11
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 14 July 2010, 22.30CET

Profligate Partizan survive Pyunik test

FK Partizan 3-1 FC Pyunik
Well-taken goals from Nemanja Tomić, Almani Moreira and Cléo earned the Serbian titleholders a home win but they could regret a defensive lapse.

FK Partizan took a tentative step towards the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after well-taken goals from Nemanja Tomić, Almani Moreira and Cléo earned a 3-1 home win against FC Pyunik.

The Serbian titleholders were massive favourites coming into the match and looked good for their billing when Tomić broke the deadlock with a stunning 29th-minute free-kick. Yet they would not have it all their own way. Within 60 seconds Artak Yedigaryan made it 1-1 after a defensive mix-up. Moreira restored the advantage on half-time, with Cléo's strike before the hour meaning they will take a two-goal lead to Armenia next Wednesday.

It is perhaps tighter than coach Aleksandar Stanojević may have expected, especially after a bright opening that should have yielded better reward than poor efforts from Moreira and Marko Šćepanović. There was nothing disappointing about Tomić's free-kick, however, rifled high into the net only for a defensive lapse to let Yedigaryan in. It would be a lesson the hosts failed to learn.

Moreira latched onto a brilliant Saša Ilić pass to make it 2-1 before the interval but again the good work was almost undone immediately as Gevorg Ghazaryan was allowed to get a shot away. Radiša Ilić saved well, and Partizan were grateful for the breathing space afforded by Cléo's goal, chipped over Artur Lesko. But for the goalkeeper the home side may have extended their lead; instead they travel to Armenia knowing there is still much to do.

Last updated: 14/07/10 23.49CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

pyunik

Pyunik

33
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
1
LeskoArtur Lesko (GK)
3
StevanovićIvan Stevanović
4
HovsepyanSargis Hovsepyan (C)
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Goal29
6
MkrtchyanKarlen Mkrtchyan
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Substitution85
8
PizzelliMarcos Pizzelli
9
CléoCléo
Goal59
10
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
10
MoreiraAlmami Moreira
Goal45+1
Substitution75
11
D. ManoyanDavit Manoyan
13
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
15
YuspashyanArtur Yuspashyan
18
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
Yellow Card73
16
V. MinasyanVahagn Minasyan
Yellow Card17
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić (C)
17
Artak EdigaryanArtak Edigaryan
Goal30
Substitution90+4
22
IlićSaša Ilić
23
AdedejiYinka Adedeji
31
ŠćepovićMarko Šćepović
Substitution55
88
GoharyanHovhannes Goharyan
Substitution66

Substitutes

1
RadosavljevićAleksandar Radosavljević (GK)
99
HovhannisyanEdvard Hovhannisyan (GK)
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
3
HaroyanVarazdat Haroyan
17
MijićPredrag Mijić
5
K. HovhannisyanKamo Hovhannisyan
19
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
Substitution55
9
MalakyanEdgar Malakyan
21
B. JovanovićBranislav Jovanović
Substitution85
14
ManasyanMihran Manasyan
Substitution66
23
DavidovAleksandar Davidov
Substitution75
22
K. ManucharyanKhoren Manucharyan
27
KizitoJoseph Kizito
77
BarseghyanArtur Barseghyan
Substitution90+4

Coach

Aleksandar Stanojević (SRB) Vardan Minasyan (ARM)

Referee

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Assistant referees

Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)

Fourth official

Kristoffer Helgerud (NOR)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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