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Clinical Partizan hold the aces

Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 21.02CET
FK Partizan 3-1 SK Slavia Praha Slavia undone by some fine Partizan finishing.

Match statistics

PartizanSlavia Praha

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 21.02CET

Clinical Partizan hold the aces

FK Partizan 3-1 SK Slavia Praha Slavia undone by some fine Partizan finishing.

SK Slavia Praha played some neat football in Belgrade but were undone by some clinical finishing from a FK Partizan side who will be confident of protecting their lead in the second leg and advancing from this UEFA Cup second-round tie.

Early lead
Conquerors of Portuguese double-winners Sporting Clube de Portugal in the first round, Partizan took a fourth-minute lead through Danko Lazovic and Sasa Ilic made it 2-0 just after the half-hour mark. Richard Dostálek hauled Slavia back into the tie eleven minutes after the break but Partizan had the final say through Zvonomir Vukic with a shade over 20 minutes remaining.

Strong start
Partizan started strongly and opened the scoring from their first incisive attack. Ivica Ilijev robbed a Slavia player before feeding Nenad Miskovic whose instinctive pass to Lazovic was dispatched with aplomb from ten metres. Slavia responded well, passing the ball confidently yet rarely looking like creating the sort of opening which saw Partizan make it 2-0 in the 32nd minute.

Sweeping move
A sweeping move ended up with Milivoje Cirkovic sending a delicious through-ball into the path of his captain, Ilic, who beat Radek Cerny in the Slavia goal with a confident finish. Lesser teams may have buckled but Slavia started the second half as the home side had the first and, like Partizan, were rewarded with a goal.

Crucial away goal
The veteran Radek Bejbl was the instigator, teeing up Dostálek to halve the deficit. Despite scoring a crucial away goal, Slavia will have it all to do in the Czech capital in a fortnight's time after Vukic blasted in the final goal of an entertaining match off the bar in the 69th minute.

’Not a huge advantage’
The coach of Partizan, Ljubiša Tumbakovic, refused to believe the tie had been won tonight. "This is not a huge advantage," he said, "but it is a good result. It was difficult and I admit we had a bit of luck. Slavia played exactly how I imagined, using short passes to work their way up the pitch."

Beránek satisfied
Slavia coach Miroslav Beránek felt Partizan "deserved to win" before saying of his own side's showing: "We helped them win by making numerous mistakes. However, although I am not satisfied with the result I am with the performance of my players."

Last updated: 01/11/02 0.25CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

slavia praha

Slavia Praha

13
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
Yellow Card77
1
ČernýRadek Černý (GK)
2
ĆirkovićMilivoje Ćirković
Substitution90
4
DošekLukáš Došek
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
5
Tomáš DošekTomáš Došek
Substitution72
8
TrobokGoran Trobok
9
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
Substitution90
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Goal69
10
DostálekRichard Dostálek (C)
Goal56
14
MiskovicNenad Miskovic
11
SkácelRudolf Skácel
17
IlievIvica Iliev
14
GedeonPatrik Gedeon
Yellow Card32
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Goal32
Substitution65
17
PetroušAdam Petrouš
24
SavicBranko Savic
Yellow Card55
23
PitákKarel Piták
Yellow Card90+3
25
BajićBranimir Bajić
24
BejblRadek Bejbl
Yellow Card18
36
LazovićDanko Lazović
Goal4
Substitution77
29
KucharTomáš Kuchar
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
RadakovicRadovan Radakovic (GK)
20
VáclavíkMichal Václavík (GK)
5
OgnjanovićDejan Ognjanović
Substitution90
21
KukaPavel Kuka
Substitution46
9
DelibašićAndrija Delibašić
Substitution77
26
MüllerMartin Müller
Substitution90
18
IvićVladimir Ivić
Substitution65
Yellow Card90+4
28
AdautoDa Silva Adauto
Substitution72
7
StojanoskiMilan Stojanoski
12
SlamaRadek Slama
11
ČakarDamir Čakar
13
SilhavyTomas Silhavy
12
BecanovicMiladin Becanovic
22
HrdličkaTomáš Hrdlička

Coach

Ljubiša Tumbakovic (SRB) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa (POR)

Assistant referees

Antonio Manuel Perdigao Da Silva (POR), Bertino Miranda (POR)

Fourth official

Mario Costa Mendes (POR)

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