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Partizani pack a punch

Published: Thursday 15 July 2004, 20.09CET
FK Partizani 4-2 Birkirkara FC The Albanian Cup holders pick up a two-goal lead in Tirana.

Match statistics

PartizaniBirkirkara

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 July 2004, 20.09CET

Partizani pack a punch

FK Partizani 4-2 Birkirkara FC The Albanian Cup holders pick up a two-goal lead in Tirana.

Albanian Cup holders FK Partizani took a two-goal advantage after a high-scoring UEFA Cup first qualifying round first leg against Maltese side Birkirkara FC.

Bulku scores
Partizani went close on 14 minutes when Brazilian defender Marcelo Brachini hit the crossbar with visiting goalkeeper Justin Haber beaten. However, nine minutes later Sokol Bulku did give the Tirana side the lead.

Further goals
In the 27th minute, it was 2-0 when Haber brought down Dorian Bylykbashi in the area, and the same player stepped up to beat the goalkeeper. However, Birkirkaka did pull one back eight minutes from the break when Brachini put through his own goal.

Alcani alert
The home side restored their two-goal cushion early in the second half when Alert Alcani headed in after a corner, and went further ahead on 69 minutes when Alcani found Skerdi Pejzate, who made no mistake. But Birkirkara gave themselves hope for the second leg on 29 July with another away goal when Maltese international striker George Mallia scored eight minutes before the end.

Last updated: 01/02/12 3.53CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

birkirkara

Birkirkara

1
NallbaniBlendi Nallbani (GK) (C)
16
HaberJustin Haber (GK)
Yellow Card26
2
AlcaniAlert Alcani
Goal51
4
OnyeaborMonye Onyeabor
Yellow Card38
3
BrachiniMarcelo Brachini
Goal34
6
CamenzuliWilliam Camenzuli
4
Ardit BeqiriArdit Beqiri
8
HarunaDoda Haruna
Substitution58
5
NdrekaHenry Ndreka
9
M. GaleaMichael Galea (C)
13
HallaçiRahman Hallaçi
Substitution74
11
ZahraAntoine Zahra
14
AllmuçaIgli Allmuça
15
DroncaLucian Dronca
9
BulkuSokol Bulku
Goal23
17
SciclunaKenneth Scicluna
10
D. BylykbashiDorian Bylykbashi
Goal27
Yellow Card87
19
BriffaRoderick Briffa
11
BejzadeSkerdi Bejzade
Goal69
21
MalliaGeorge Mallia
Goal82
7
KuliBekim Kuli
Substitution46
23
CiantarAdrian Ciantar

Substitutes

12
RistaniFlorian Ristani (GK)
1
B. ParisBernard Paris (GK)
15
StavreErion Stavre
2
BonniciMark Bonnici
8
MukaOlgerd Muka
Substitution74
3
Angelo GaleaAngelo Galea
19
SpahiuGerdi Spahiu
5
SammutRoderick Sammut
17
BakajElis Bakaj
10
NwokoChucks Nwoko
Substitution58
16
HamzaRomeo Hamza
18
TaboneAlan Tabone
6
Gentian BylykbashiGentian Bylykbashi
Substitution46
20
TriganzaJean-Pierre Triganza

Coach

Sulejman Mema (ALB) Stephen Azzopardi (MLT)

Referee

J Paulo Paraty Silva (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), João Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Batista (POR)

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