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Spot-on Partizan keep their composure

Published: Wednesday 25 August 2010, 0.40CET
RSC Anderlecht 2-2 FK Partizan
(agg: 4-4, Partizan win 3-2 on pens)
Partizan are through to the group stage for the first time since 2003/04 after a penalty shoot-out victory.
by Derek Brookman
from Constant Vanden Stock stadium

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Match statistics

AnderlechtPartizan

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target11
 
8
Attempts off target14
 
2
Corners11
 
6
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed24
 
29
Yellow cards3
 
6
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 25 August 2010, 0.40CET

Spot-on Partizan keep their composure

RSC Anderlecht 2-2 FK Partizan
(agg: 4-4, Partizan win 3-2 on pens)
Partizan are through to the group stage for the first time since 2003/04 after a penalty shoot-out victory.

FK Partizan survived the concession of a two-goal lead on the night to eliminate RSC Anderlecht on penalties and reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the second time.

Cléo headed the visitors in front from a corner on the quarter-hour mark and added his and Partizan's second eight minutes after the break. Yet less than 20 minutes later the Belgian champions were level through goals by Romelu Lukaku and Guillaume Gillet. With no further scoring in regular or extra time the tie was settled by spot kicks, Partizan winning just as they did at Newcastle United FC in 2003/04 when they last reached the group stage.

Knowing they had to score to progress, Partizan began by taking the game to their hosts, and it was no real surprise when they opened the scoring. Ivica Iliev whipped in a corner from the right and Brazilian striker Cléo cleverly flicked the ball beyond Silvio Proto with a deft header. The home side almost equalised five minutes later when Radiša Ilić spilled Mbark Boussoufa's dipping drive, but the ball rolled just wide. Yet it was another 15 minutes before they fashioned another opening, Matías Suárez cutting in from the right and poking his shot a metre past Ilić's right-hand post.

Anderlecht started the second half in a more determined frame of mind, however it was Partizan who doubled their lead eight minutes after the restart. Substitute Aleksandar Davidov's deep cross eluded the home defence and Cléo had the time and space to chest the ball down before knocking it beyond Proto.

Les Mauves et Blancs were soon back in it, however, when Jan Polák's curling centre was subtly headed in by Lukaku, before chances arrived at either end. First, Proto made a point-blank save to deny Nemanja Tomić and then Lukaku's miscued shot was narrowly off target. However, the home support did not have long to wait. With 20 minutes remaining Gillet picked up a pass from Lucas Biglia and rifled a beautiful dipping shot beyond Ilić from outside the box.

With chances scarce in extra time, the tie drifted towards penalties, where Suárez, Biglia and Boussoufa fired their efforts over the bar. Despite Proto saving from Mladen Krstajić and Davidov, Partizan advanced to Thursday's draw, leaving Anderlecht with the consolation of a place in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.25CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

partizan

Partizan

1
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
33
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
2
MazuchOndřej Mazuch
3
StevanovićIvan Stevanović
Yellow Card45
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
Yellow Card117 ET
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Substitution82
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Yellow Card6
8
PolákJan Polák
9
CléoCléo
Goal15
Goal53
Yellow Card107 ET
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
13
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
Yellow Card48
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
18
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
14
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Goal64
Yellow Card75
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić (C)
Yellow Card65
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
Yellow Card24
Substitution60
22
IlićSaša Ilić
Substitution19
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution101 ET
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
Goal71
99
SmiljanićMilan Smiljanić

Substitutes

28
CordierMichaël Cordier (GK)
1
RadosavljevićAleksandar Radosavljević (GK)
7
LecjaksJan Lecjaks
2
MiljkovićAleksandar Miljković
10
KanuKanu
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
Substitution82
13
LegearJonathan Legear
Substitution60
14
BrašanacDarko Brašanac
18
MarečekLukáš Mareček
19
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
Substitution101 ET
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
23
DavidovAleksandar Davidov
Substitution19
Yellow Card50
44
RnićNemanja Rnić
31
ŠćepovićMarko Šćepović

Coach

Ariël Jacobs (BEL) Aleksandar Stanojević (SRB)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Tom Murphy (SCO), William Conquer (SCO)

Fourth official

Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Calum Murray (SCO), Alan Muir (SCO)

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