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Ludogorets fail to breach Partizan

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 23.10CET
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 0-0 FK Partizan
Partizan produced an impressive rearguard effort to ensure that they take the Bulgarian champions back to Belgrade on level terms.
by Stoyan Georgiev
from Ludogorets Arena
Ludogorets fail to breach Partizan
Partizan's Saša Ilić (left) looks to evade Svetoslav Dyakov of Ludogorets ©Stoyan Georgiev

Match statistics

LudogoretsPartizan

Goals scored0
 
0
Total attempts16
 
8
on target1
 
2
off target9
 
5
blocked6
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
2
Offsides3
 
3
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed22
 
18
Fouls suffered16
 
20

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 23.10CET

Ludogorets fail to breach Partizan

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad 0-0 FK Partizan
Partizan produced an impressive rearguard effort to ensure that they take the Bulgarian champions back to Belgrade on level terms.

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad and FK Partizan played out a goalless draw in the opening instalment of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Having been knocked out at this stage of the competition last season by the same opponents, Partizan set up to blunt Ludogorets' attacking threat. Last season's Serbian Super League runners-up defended resolutely, particularly in the second half, as the Bulgarian side failed to convert their superior possession and territory into goals.

Partizan could have taken the lead in the just the second minute but Darko Brašanac could not capitalise on a Júnior Caiçara slip in the penalty area. Ludogorets grew into the game from then on and Marcelinho nearly opened the scoring with a header that drifted wide in the 11th minute.

Mihail Aleksandrov then latched onto a perfectly-weighted through ball from Svetoslav Dyakov but was denied a shooting opportunity by a last-ditch sliding tackle from Vladimir Volkov. Marcelinho again threatened but the Brazilian's shot went just over after 32 minutes.

In the second half Partizan defended in great numbers and allowed the Ludogorets forwards little space or time on the ball. The Bulgarian champions piled on the pressure but never manufactured another clear opportunity at goal.

Progression to the next stage of the UEFA Champions League hinges on the return fixture in Belgrade on 6 August.

Last updated: 31/05/15 2.24CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2015/matches/round=2000546/match=2014176/postmatch/report/index.html#partizan+hold+ludogorets

Lineups

ludogorets

Ludogorets

partizan

Partizan

21
StoyanovVladislav Stoyanov (GK)
25
LukačMilan Lukač (GK)
Yellow Card72
7
AlexandrovMihail Alexandrov
Substitution75
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
8
Fábio EspinhoFábio Espinho
4
VulićevićMiroslav Vulićević
9
BezjakRoman Bezjak
Yellow Card78
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
15
A. AleksandrovAleksandar Aleksandrov
8
BrašanacDarko Brašanac
Yellow Card10
17
Dani AbaloDani Abalo
Yellow Card58
Substitution62
15
TrajkovićBranislav Trajković
18
DyakovSvetoslav Dyakov (C)
17
A. ŽivkovićAndrija Živković
Substitution67
27
MoţiCosmin Moţi
Yellow Card50
18
DrinčićNikola Drinčić
77
VitinhaVitinha
Substitution47
22
IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Yellow Card55
Substitution81
80
Júnior CaiçaraJúnior Caiçara
27
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution54
84
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
32
ŠkuletićPetar Škuletić

Substitutes

91
ČvorovićIvan Čvorović (GK)
1
Ž. ŽivkovićŽivko Živković (GK)
4
MäntyläTero Mäntylä
7
LukaPredrag Luka
Substitution81
12
Anicet AbelAnicet Abel
Substitution75
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
Substitution54
16
AnguloBrayan Angulo
Substitution47
14
GrbićPetar Grbić
Substitution67
23
ZlatinskiHristo Zlatinski
21
MarkovićSaša Marković
88
WandersonWanderson
30
B. IličBranko Ilič
93
MisidjanVirgil Misidjan
Substitution62
36
GulanNikola Gulan

Coach

Stoycho Stoev (BUL) Marko Nikolić (SRB)

Referee

Kenn Hansen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Rix (DEN), David Vang Andersen (DEN)

Fourth official

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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