The official website for European football

Deadly Partizan pull apart Valletta

Published: Tuesday 17 July 2012, 23.30CET
Valletta FC 1-4 FK Partizan
The Maltese champions were overpowered by their Serbian visitors, who hit three first-half goals in an impressive away win.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Hibernians Ground
Deadly Partizan pull apart Valletta
Stefan Šćepović celebrates scoring Partizan's third goal ©Anne Aquilina

Match statistics

VallettaPartizan

Goals scored1
 
4
on target1
 
5
off target2
 
5
Corners3
 
6
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
18
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 17 July 2012, 23.30CET

Deadly Partizan pull apart Valletta

Valletta FC 1-4 FK Partizan
The Maltese champions were overpowered by their Serbian visitors, who hit three first-half goals in an impressive away win.

Three first-half strikes helped FK Partizan overcome Valletta FC 4-1, putting them in a commanding position ahead of next Tuesday's UEFA Champions League second qualifying round return in Serbia.
 
The fans in the packed Hibernians Ground were given a highly entertaining match. But the Maltese support were left disappointed as goals from Nemanja Tomić, Ivan Ivanov, Stefan Šćepović and Miloš Ostojić rendered Michael Mifsud's fifth strike of his European campaign scant consolation.

Partizan, aiming for their second group campaign in three seasons dominated the first half, and were ahead in the sixth minute with a well-crafted goal by Tomić. The second arrived on 33 minutes after hard work by the industrious Ivanov, before Šćepović essentially killed the game off three minutes before the break.

Valetta fared a little better after the restart, and Mifsud's neat finish gave them a lifeline on 65 minutes. But Ostojić turned in the excellent Stefan Babović's floated free-kick to put the match – and perhaps the tie – beyond the Maltese champions' reach.

Last updated: 17/07/12 23.25CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/matches/round=2000344/match=2009419/postmatch/report/index.html#big+partizan

Lineups

valletta

Valletta

partizan

Partizan

25
KrulAndré Krul (GK)
88
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
2
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
3
AzzopardiIan Azzopardi
Substitution46
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Goal6
Substitution76
4
BorgSteve Borg
Substitution80
8
LovreGoran Lovre
Substitution39
6
FenechRyan Fenech
Yellow Card21
Substitution66
12
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Goal42
9
MifsudMichael Mifsud
Goal65
13
AksentijevićNikola Aksentijević
10
BriffaRoderick Briffa (C)
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov
Goal33
11
BarbosaWilliam Barbosa
21
MarkovićSaša Marković
13
Riccardo RochaRiccardo Rocha
Yellow Card81
25
BabovićStefan Babović (C)
Yellow Card45+2
19
DenniDenni
Yellow Card13
40
OstojićMiloš Ostojić
Goal71
20
FalzonDyson Falzon
50
L. MarkovićLazar Marković
Substitution57

Substitutes

1
CiniYenez Cini (GK)
33
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
8
AgiusEdmond Agius
Substitution80
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
15
GabrielGabriel
Substitution46
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
17
JhonnattannJhonnattann
Substitution66
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
Substitution57
21
Jusselio Donizete Jusselio Donizete
22
IlićSaša Ilić
Substitution39
23
SammutKevin Sammut
27
ZubyaMohamed Zubya
Substitution76
26
FrendoCleavon Frendo
39
JojićMiloš Jojić

Coach

Mark Miller (ENG) Vladimir Vermezović (SRB)

Referee

Liran Liany (ISR)

Assistant referees

David Elias Biton (ISR), Oren Borneshtain (ISR)

Fourth official

Roy Reinshreiber (ISR)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.