Ludogorets Arena - Razgrad 30/07/2014 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Third qualifying round, First leg

Ludogorets - Partizan
0-0

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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

Ludogorets
Partizan

0

Goals scored

0

16

Total attempts

8

1

on target

2

9

off target

5

1

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

2

3

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

22

Fouls committed

18

16

Fouls suffered

20

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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: 30/07/14 23.52CET

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