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Ten-man AEL progress with famous Partizan win

Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 23.42CET
FK Partizan 0-1 AEL Limassol FC (agg: 0-2)
The Cypriot champions sealed their progress with their first away win in UEFA competition – despite playing for more than an hour with ten men.
by Ivan Vjetrović
from FK Partizan
Ten-man AEL progress with famous Partizan win
AEL came away from FK Partizan stadium with a famous win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PartizanAEL

Goals scored0
1
on target3
 
1
off target7
 
2
Corners10
 
9
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed10
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards0
1
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 23.42CET

Ten-man AEL progress with famous Partizan win

FK Partizan 0-1 AEL Limassol FC (agg: 0-2)
The Cypriot champions sealed their progress with their first away win in UEFA competition – despite playing for more than an hour with ten men.

Ten-man AEL Limassol FC held firm against FK Partizan to earn their first away win in UEFA competition and secure a place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

Dosa Júnior had already put AEL into the lead by the time Jorge Lourenço was sent off after 28 minutes. Nevertheless, the goal proved enough for Charalampos Christodoulou's charges, who recorded a second successive 1-0 win against their Serbian opponents.

Driven on by the vocal home fans, Partizan started on the front foot, but the organised, methodical counterattacks of AEL brought the visitors a surprise 23rd-minute lead. Luciano Bebê's corner found its way to Dosa Júnior via Lourenço, and Junior tucked the ball in from close range.

Five minutes later AEL's joy turned to despair as Lourenço, booked earlier on, was shown his second yellow card. Partizan could not make their numerical advantage count, however, and Stefan Babović steered the hosts' only real first-half chance wide when one-on-one with goalkeeper Matias Degras.

A stubborn, defensive AEL successfully stifled the Partizan attack in a second half that offered little in the way of goalmouth action. AEL had the best chance to score, Partizan No1 Vladimir Stojković diving to save at the feet of substitute Chris Dickson late on.

AEL edge closer to replicating APOEL FC's feat in reaching the UEFA Champions League group stage, while eliminated Partizan must make do with a place in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

Last updated: 09/08/12 0.44CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

ael

AEL

88
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
32
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
Yellow Card60
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
Goal23
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
7
MonteiroMonteiro
Yellow Card17
Red Card28
12
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Substitution73
11
EdmarEdmar
Substitution85
13
AksentijevićNikola Aksentijević
12
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou (C)
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov
20
Luciano BebêLuciano Bebê
Substitution60
21
MarkovićSaša Marković
Yellow Card7
21
Marcos AirosaMarcos Airosa
Yellow Card90+2
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Substitution62
23
CarlitosCarlitos
25
BabovićStefan Babović
Substitution46
29
OuonEdwin Ouon
40
OstojićMiloš Ostojić
Yellow Card73
77
DédéDédé
Yellow Card60
50
L. MarkovićLazar Marković
99
VouhoVouho
Substitution72

Substitutes

30
Nik. PetrovićNikola Petrović (GK)
22
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
2
MiljkovićAleksandar Miljković
5
ParpasStelios Parpas
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
10
Rui MiguelRui Miguel
8
LovreGoran Lovre
17
Paulo SérgioPaulo Sérgio
Substitution85
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
Substitution46
19
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou
27
ZubyaMohamed Zubya
Substitution62
70
GilbertoGilberto
Substitution60
45
MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Substitution73
84
DicksonChris Dickson
Substitution72

Coach

Vladimir Vermezović (SRB) Pambos Christodoulou (CYP)

Referee

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Javier Rodriguez (ESP), Luis Martinez (ESP)

Fourth official

José Luis Paradas Romero (ESP)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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