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Stalemate seals Partizan progress

Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 21.00CET
FC Dinamo Bucuresti 0-0 FK Partizan (agg: 1-3) The Serbo-Montenegrin side stand firm in Romania.

Match statistics

Dinamo BucureştiPartizan

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 21.00CET

Stalemate seals Partizan progress

FC Dinamo Bucuresti 0-0 FK Partizan (agg: 1-3) The Serbo-Montenegrin side stand firm in Romania.

FK Partizan moved through to the group stage of the UEFA Cup after a tight 0-0 draw against FC Dinamo Bucuresti in Romania enabled the Serbo-Montenegrin side to progress 3-1 on aggregate.

Bright start
The visitors, who also kept a clean sheet in Romania when defeating FC Otelul Galati 1-0 on aggregate in the previous round, started off brightly and enjoyed the majority of early possession. However it was Dinamo who had the first chance on goal, striker Claudiu Niculescu heading into the side-netting at the near post from Constantin Semeghin's cross.

Vukcevic impressive
With teenager Simon Vukcevic looking impressive in midfield, Partizan continued to press forward and Pierre Boya tried his luck with a long-range shot in the 16th minute that went wide of Uladzimir Hayeu's goal.

Niculescu dangerous
Although the Partizan defence stood firm in the face of a succession of deep crosses, Niculescu was looking increasingly more dangerous as the half went on, and went close for the home side six minutes from the interval with a diving header that flashed just wide of the Partizan goal.

Kralj saves
Two minutes later Partizan goalkeeper Ivica Kralj was called into action for the first time when Niculescu again beat the visiting defence in the area, only for Kralj to turn away his firm header.

Hit post
The second half was only six minutes old when Partizan went close to taking the lead. Vukcevic's long-range free-kick took a wicked deflection off a Dinamo defender but, with goalkeeper Hayeu beaten, the ball bounced back off the post.

Substitutions made
Dinamo coach Ioan Andonie then made all three of his substitutions in an attempt to liven up his side, and one of the new arrivals, Dennis Serban, created their best chance of the match. His surging run found Florentin Petre, whose cross was back-heeled centimetres wide by Ionel Danciulescu.

Vukcevic close
The longer the game progressed, the more gaps Dinamo left in their defence, and Vukcevic - the match's most impressive player - should have won the game for Partizan when he raced on to Branimir Petrovic's through-ball, only for Hayeu to stand firm and make a good save. The Serbo-Montenegrin team had already done enough to progress, however, and will take their place in Tuesday's draw.

Last updated: 01/10/04 11.59CET

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Lineups

dinamo bucureşti

Dinamo Bucureşti

partizan

Partizan

12
SaviaukErko Saviauk (GK)
25
KraljIvica Kralj (GK)
3
SemeghinConstantin Semeghin
1
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
5
CiobotariuLiviu Ciobotariu
Yellow Card77
2
ĆirkovićMilivoje Ćirković
Substitution67
8
PetreFlorentin Petre (C)
4
MirkovićZoran Mirković
9
NiculescuClaudiu Niculescu
7
N. BrnovićNenad Brnović
10
DănciulescuIonel Dănciulescu
8
BoyaPierre Boya
14
GalamazGeorge Galamaz
Substitution71
14
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević
Yellow Card5
20
GrigorieȘtefan Grigorie
Substitution58
16
EmegharaIfeanyi Emeghara
Substitution89
21
BadeaIonut Badea
21
TomićIvan Tomić
25
TameșIulian Tameș
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Substitution85
26
MărgăritescuAndrei Mărgăritescu
Substitution46
28
NadjAlbert Nadj

Substitutes

23
C MunteanuCristian Munteanu (GK)
27
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
2
SerbanDenis Serban
Substitution71
5
BajićBranimir Bajić
Substitution67
17
NaidinLeonard Naidin
Substitution46
18
PetrovicBranimir Petrovic
Substitution85
18
MunteanuVlad Munteanu
Substitution58
20
MilovićMilovan Milović
Substitution89
15
IrimiaCristian Irimia
9
RadonjićSrdjan Radonjić
16
IordacheGheorghe Iordache
11
RadovićMiroslav Radović
29
BaltoiAlexandru Baltoi
34
GrubejšićNikola Grubejšić

Coach

Ioan Andone (ROU) Vladimir Vermezović (SRB)

Referee

Stéphane Bre (FRA)

Assistant referees

Lionel Dagorne (FRA), Pascal Galibert (FRA)

Fourth official

Olivier Thual (FRA)

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