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Polished Partizan prevail against Shkëndija

Published: Tuesday 19 July 2011, 23.58CET
FK Shkëndija 79 0-1 FK Partizan (agg: 0-5)
Four goals up from the first leg, Partizan added just the one in the return courtesy of Vladimir Jovančić's 68th-minute strike.
by Emil Gasevski
from National Arena Filip II Macedonian
Polished Partizan prevail against Shkëndija
Shkëndija's Sedat Berisha (left) and Vladimir Volkov contest a header in Skopje ©Makedonski Sport

Match statistics

ShkëndijaPartizan

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target8
 
4
Attempts off target9
 
2
Corners5
 
5
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed10
 
20
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 19 July 2011, 23.58CET

Polished Partizan prevail against Shkëndija

FK Shkëndija 79 0-1 FK Partizan (agg: 0-5)
Four goals up from the first leg, Partizan added just the one in the return courtesy of Vladimir Jovančić's 68th-minute strike.

Vladimir Jovančić scored four minutes after coming off the bench as FK Partizan − UEFA Champions League group stage participants last season − completed a handsome second qualifying round triumph against FK Shkëndija 79.

Four goals up from the first leg six days earlier, Partizan survived an early onslaught from the hosts in the Macedonian capital. The decisive moment on the night came midway through the second half when Jovančić gave Nikola Aksentijević's pass the finish it deserved, thereby ensuring the Serbian outfit go into their encounter with KRC Genk in the next round on a winning note.

One of two changes to the side which won comfortably in Belgrade, keeper Radiša Ilić was vital in preventing Shkëndija from scoring the early goal they craved. His first act was to save a powerful strike from the dangerous Feran Hasani while on the quarter-hour mark he denied Ersan Sali before thwarting the former for the second time soon after.

Hirtherto quiet as an attacking force, Partizan sprung to life before half-time but this time it was the turn of Shkëndija No1 Suat Zendeli to shine. Having stopped an effort from Eduardo, following an excellent pass by Vladimir Volkov, he was then quick to avert the looming danger and prevent Marko Šćepović from punishing a defensive error.

Shkëndija's second-half advances lacked the gusto of those in the first and their hopes of salvaging some pride from the tie took a blow on 68 minutes. Just on, Jovančić repaid Aleksandar Stanojević's faith by calmly placing the ball past Zendeli. A frustrated Shkëndija finished with ten players after Muhamed Huseini was sent off for a second booking in added time.

Last updated: 20/07/11 0.44CET

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Lineups

shkëndija

Shkëndija

partizan

Partizan

12
ZendeliSuat Zendeli (GK)
33
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
4
MustafiNebi Mustafi (C)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
5
NeziriMedzit Neziri
4
MedoMedo
Yellow Card66
6
CuculiArdian Cuculi
Yellow Card4
5
RankovićAleksandar Ranković
10
HasaniFeran Hasani
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Substitution46
11
SaliErsan Sali
Substitution46
9
EduardoEduardo
Substitution64
16
SelmaniJasir Selmani
Substitution75
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Substitution77
20
EminiIzair Emini
Substitution86
13
AksentijevićNikola Aksentijević
21
NikitovićVladimir Nikitović
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov
22
HuseiniMuhamed Huseini
Yellow Card66
Red Card90+3
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
23
BerishaSedat Berisha
31
ŠćepovićMarko Šćepović

Substitutes

1
VeliiHadis Velii (GK)
88
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
8
BilbilovskiMarjan Bilbilovski
Substitution86
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
9
HyseniGenc Hyseni
Substitution46
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
Substitution77
15
TaipiGjelbrim Taipi
Substitution75
19
JovančićVladimir Jovančić
Substitution64
Goal68
Yellow Card79
17
ElmazovskiIlir Elmazovski
20
BabićDejan Babić
18
MiskovskiNenad Miskovski
21
MarkovićSaša Marković
25
BesarKarimani Besar
25
BabovićStefan Babović
Substitution46

Coach

Osmani Catip (MKD) Aleksandar Stanojević (SRB)

Referee

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Octavian Șovre (ROU)

Fourth official

Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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