Serbian titleholders FK Partizan had an uncomfortable afternoon against FC Shirak in Armenia but thanks to a stoppage-time equaliser from defender Vladimir Volkov will return to Belgrade with their UEFA Champions League hopes intact.
Partizan, who survived several scares in the first half, had trailed to a 48th-minute goal from Davit Hakobyan as Vardan Bichakhchyan's hosts more than matched their better-known opponents. However, Volkov's intervention means Partizan will go into the second leg next Wednesday as favourites to reach the third qualifying round.
|22||Harutyunyan (GK)||25||Lukač (GK)|
|22||S. Ilić (C)|
|1||Abrahamyan (GK)||1||Živković (GK)|
|Vardan Bichakhchyan (ARM)||Vuk Rašovic (SRB)|
|Libor Kovařik (CZE)|