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Honours even for Partizan and Anderlecht

Published: Wednesday 18 August 2010, 22.45CET
FK Partizan 2-2 RSC Anderlecht
This tie remains wide open after a cagey first leg in Serbia burst into life with four goals in 13 minutes at the start of the second period.
Honours even for Partizan and Anderlecht
Roland Juhász scored Anderlecht's equaliser ©AFP

Match statistics

PartizanAnderlecht

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target1
 
6
Corners7
 
4
Offsides7
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
17
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 18 August 2010, 22.45CET

Honours even for Partizan and Anderlecht

FK Partizan 2-2 RSC Anderlecht
This tie remains wide open after a cagey first leg in Serbia burst into life with four goals in 13 minutes at the start of the second period.

RSC Anderlecht and FK Partizan will head into next Tuesday's play-off second leg with their group-stage ambitions very much alive after trading four goals in 13 second-half minutes.

Following a nervy first half the game exploded into life after the restart as the first four shots on target all went in. Anderlecht struck first, Guillaume Gillet capping a forceful run into the area with a similarly vigorous header but the top scorer in the competition this season, Cléo, claimed his sixth of the campaign and a Jan Lecjaks own goal turned the game on its head. Partizan celebrations were short-lived, however, as Roland Juhász made it 2-2 meaning it is all to play for in Belgium.

It was in sharp contrast to the cagiest of first halves, with damage limitation the key as both sides sat back and got men behind the ball. They could be forgiven for caution: 12 months ago Anderlecht were 4-0 down 45 minutes into their tie with Olympique Lyonnais, their group-stage dream in tatters. Partizan, meanwhile, have only once graced the UEFA Champions League.

It was the Serbian titleholders' two veterans from that 2003/04 campaign, Ivica Iliev and Saša Ilić, who were showing much of the game's attacking intent. Iliev in particular was causing Ondřej Mazuch problems on the left but for the most part Partizan never got past Cheikhou Kouyaté, Anderlecht's robust midfield anchor. Radosav Petrović was deployed in a similar role for the home side – he had little to do.

The second half was a different proposition entirely. Gillet opened the floodgates, rising unopposed to meet Lecjaks' lovely deep cross with the firmest of headers. Lecjaks was perhaps at fault for the equaliser three minutes later as he failed to track Cléo, allowing the Brazilian time to take a pass over the back line in his stride before adroitly dinking over Silvio Proto.

It got worse for the left-back when he got his feet in a tangle as he prepared to clear Iliev's cross, volleying into the far corner instead, before the pendulum swung one final time. Amid the glut of goals Kanu's introduction just after the hour barely went unnoticed but he soon made his presence felt, reacting quickest when a free-kick ballooned into the air and nonchalantly flicking into the path of Juhász who could not miss, to leave the tie finely balanced.

Last updated: 20/08/10 11.11CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

anderlecht

Anderlecht

33
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
3
StevanovićIvan Stevanović
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Substitution74
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
7
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
Goal64
9
CléoCléo
Goal57
8
PolákJan Polák
Substitution90
10
MoreiraAlmami Moreira
Substitution53
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
13
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
Substitution84
18
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
14
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution61
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić (C)
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
Yellow Card78
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
Goal66
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution87
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
Goal54
Yellow Card73

Substitutes

12
Ž. ŽivkovićŽivko Živković (GK)
22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
2
MiljkovićAleksandar Miljković
10
KanuKanu
Substitution61
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
Substitution84
19
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
Substitution87
25
ChavarriaPablo Chavarria
23
DavidovAleksandar Davidov
Substitution74
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
31
ŠćepovićMarko Šćepović
39
BadibangaZiguy Badibanga
Substitution90
99
SmiljanićMilan Smiljanić
Substitution53
44
RnićNemanja Rnić

Coach

Aleksandar Stanojević (SRB) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Claus Bo Larsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Henrik Sønderby (DEN), Anders Nørrestrand (DEN)

Fourth official

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN)

Additional assistant referees

Anders Hermansen (DEN), Michael Svendsen (DEN)

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