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Partizan ease past Valletta

Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 23.15CET
FK Partizan 3-1 Valletta FC (agg: 7-2)
The Serbian champions overpowered their Maltese counterparts for a second time, despite another goal from Michael Mifsud.
by Ivan Vjetrović
from FK Partizan Stadium
Partizan ease past Valletta
Partizan wrapped up a comfortable aggregate victory on home soil ©FK Partizan

Match statistics

PartizanValletta

Goals scored3
 
1
on target7
 
2
off target11
 
3
Corners3
 
3
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 23.15CET

Partizan ease past Valletta

FK Partizan 3-1 Valletta FC (agg: 7-2)
The Serbian champions overpowered their Maltese counterparts for a second time, despite another goal from Michael Mifsud.

Nemanja Tomić scored twice as FK Partizan defeated Valletta FC 3-1, securing a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round 7-2 on aggregate.

A 4-1 first-leg loss had left Valletta on the brink and, again, they had no answer to the Partizan attack. Tomić hit a double and Aleksandar Mitrović added a third, although Michael Mifsud's second-half strike gave his side something to cheer.

Lazar Marković hit a post early on, but, as in their opening contest, Tomić was the firestarter, heading in Nikola Aksentijević's cross to put Partizan ahead after ten minutes. Stefan Babović struck the upright and Tomić missed when one-on-one with Valletta goalkeeper André Krul as the hosts hunted a second, but it was the visitors who scored next.

Unsurprisingly, it was Mifsud, on target in the first leg, who struck, the forward turning in William Barbosa's pass for his sixth goal in four matches this European campaign. Their joy was brief, as captain Saša Ilić set up Tomić to fire in his second, before Mitrović rounded off the scoring 17 minutes from time. Partizan will face AEL Limassol FC or Linfield FC in the next round.

Last updated: 25/07/12 18.32CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

valletta

Valletta

30
Nik. PetrovićNikola Petrović (GK)
25
KrulAndré Krul (GK)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
2
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
Substitution46
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Goal10
Goal67
Substitution77
3
AzzopardiIan Azzopardi
12
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Substitution64
4
BorgSteve Borg
13
AksentijevićNikola Aksentijević
9
M. MifsudMichael Mifsud
Goal60
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov
10
BriffaRoderick Briffa (C)
21
MarkovićSaša Marković
11
BarbosaWilliam Barbosa
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Yellow Card37
13
Riccardo RochaRiccardo Rocha
25
BabovićStefan Babović
Substitution66
15
GabrielGabriel
Yellow Card31
40
OstojićMiloš Ostojić
19
DenniDenni
Substitution51
50
L. MarkovićLazar Marković
20
FalzonDyson Falzon
Substitution85

Substitutes

33
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
24
BartoloManuel Bartolo (GK)
2
MiljkovićAleksandar Miljković
1
CiniYenz Cini (GK)
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
6
R. FenechRyan Fenech
Substitution51
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Substitution66
7
G. AgiusGilbert Agius
Substitution85
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
Substitution77
8
AgiusEdmond Agius
Substitution46
39
JojićMiloš Jojić
23
SammutKevin Sammut
45
A. MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Substitution64
Goal73
26
FrendoCleavon Frendo

Coach

Vladimir Vermezović (SRB) Mark Miller (ENG)

Referee

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Gagas Dimitrios (GRE), Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)

Fourth official

Antonis Giachos (GRE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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