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Ludogorets squeeze out Partizan

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2014, 23.35CET
FK Partizan 2-2 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (agg: 2-2, Ludogorets win on away goals)
Partizan fought back from 2-0 down but a red card cost them.
by Ivan Vjetrović
from FK Partizan Stadium
Ludogorets squeeze out Partizan
Marcelinho celebrates scoring ©Meridian Match

Match statistics

PartizanLudogorets

Goals scored2
 
2
Total attempts10
 
16
on target3
 
5
off target5
 
8
blocked2
 
3
against woodwork0
1
Corners2
 
4
Offsides5
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
19
Fouls suffered18
 
13

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2014, 23.35CET

Ludogorets squeeze out Partizan

FK Partizan 2-2 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (agg: 2-2, Ludogorets win on away goals)
Partizan fought back from 2-0 down but a red card cost them.

There were two goals each for Petar Škuletić and Marcelinho and a red card for FK Partizan's Branislav Trajković in a thrilling first half, with PFC Ludogorets Razgrad eventually progressing to the UEFA Champions League play-offs on away goals.

Two goals in as many minutes for Marcelinho put the Bulgarian visitors in the ascendency before Partizan fought back to 2-2 through Škuletić's quick-fire double. An open first half concluded with Trajković being dismissed and Ludogorets held on to progress on away goals.

The game's opening goal came when Ludogorets' wing-back Júnior Caiçara linked up with countryman Marcelinho down the right, the latter finishing from close range. Marcelinho scored his second two minutes later when the same players combined in a similar fashion.

Four minutes later the hosts pulled a goal back when Darko Brašanac threaded a ball between defenders to find Škuletić, who finished from inside the area. Škuletić then scored his second of the game as he reacted first to a rebound off the post from a Trajković header.

With five minutes remaining until half-time, Trajković was shown a straight red which hindered his sides' hopes of earning the win which would take them through following the 0-0 result in the first leg.

The second half remained free-flowing despite the tension, with Virgil Misidjan striking the woodwork and Marcelinho twice threatening to complete his hat-trick. Away goals ultimately made the difference, Ludogorets advancing while Partizan now enter the UEFA Europa League at the play-off stage.

Last updated: 31/05/15 1.56CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

ludogorets

Ludogorets

25
LukačMilan Lukač (GK)
21
StoyanovVladislav Stoyanov (GK)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
Yellow Card45+2
7
AlexandrovMihail Alexandrov
Yellow Card63
Substitution78
4
VulićevićMiroslav Vulićević
9
BezjakRoman Bezjak
Yellow Card43
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
15
A. AleksandrovAleksandar Aleksandrov
8
BrašanacDarko Brašanac
Substitution83
16
AnguloBrayan Angulo
15
TrajkovićBranislav Trajković
Red Card41
17
Dani AbaloDani Abalo
Substitution46
17
A. ŽivkovićAndrija Živković
Substitution70
18
DyakovSvetoslav Dyakov (C)
18
DrinčićNikola Drinčić
23
ZlatinskiHristo Zlatinski
22
IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
27
MoţiCosmin Moţi
27
LazovićDanko Lazović
80
Júnior CaiçaraJúnior Caiçara
32
ŠkuletićPetar Škuletić
Goal30
Goal35
84
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
Goal19
Goal21
Yellow Card32
Substitution85

Substitutes

1
Ž. ŽivkovićŽivko Živković (GK)
91
ČvorovićIvan Čvorović (GK)
7
LukaPredrag Luka
Substitution70
4
MäntyläTero Mäntylä
10
FofanaIsmaël Fofana
8
Fábio EspinhoFábio Espinho
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+3
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
Substitution83
11
Júnior QuixadáJúnior Quixadá
14
GrbićPetar Grbić
12
Anicet AbelAnicet Abel
Substitution78
30
B. IličBranko Ilič
Substitution46
20
ChokoChoko
36
GulanNikola Gulan
93
MisidjanVirgil Misidjan
Substitution46

Coach

Marko Nikolić (SRB) Georgi Dermendzhiev (BUL)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Dmitri Zhuk (BLR), Andrei Getikov (BLR)

Fourth official

Denis Scherbakov (BLR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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