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Radovic late show ousts Dnipro

Published: Thursday 24 February 2005, 19.56CET
FC Dnipro Dnipropretrosk 0-1 FK Partizan (agg: 2-3) Miroslav Radovic's 87th-minute winner delights Partizan.

Match statistics

DniproPartizan

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 24 February 2005, 19.56CET

Radovic late show ousts Dnipro

FC Dnipro Dnipropretrosk 0-1 FK Partizan (agg: 2-3) Miroslav Radovic's 87th-minute winner delights Partizan.

Ten-man FK Partizan stunned FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk with a late winner out of nothing to seal a place in the UEFA Cup Round of 16.

Late winner
After a 2-2 draw in Belgrade, Dnipro seemed to be coasting to an away-goals victory that never looked in jeopardy until substitute Miroslav Radovic grabbed an 88th-minute winner for the visitors, who had captain Saša Ilic sent off shortly before half-time.

Striking changes
The home side were without the suspended Oleh Shelayev, while striker Oleh Venhlinskiy recovered from illness to make the substitutes' bench. Partizan, meanwhile, welcomed back Cameroonian striker Pierre Boya to partner their first-leg, two-goal hero Obiora Odita in attack.

Midfield discipline
From the start it was clear both sides had players capable of turning the match. Simon Vukcevic was a constant threat for Partizan, while Serhiy Nazarenko and Ruslan Rotan kept the visiting wing-backs busy. But with the disciplined midfield in charge, clear chances were at a premium.

Long shots
Home captain Dmytro Mykhaylenko went closest to opening the scoring just after the half-hour mark, volleying wide from 20 metres. Then on 36 minutes he tried from all of 35 metres, but saw his free-kick tipped over by goalkeeper Ivica Kralj.

Ilic off
Partizan responded through Vukcevic’s low free-kick shortly before the break. But moments later Partizan captain Ilic was shown the red card for deliberate use of the elbow, and the sides went in to the break with little to suggest that Dnipro's away-goal advantage would be broken.

Dnipro caution
Despite their one-man advantage, Dnipro's priority remained maintaining their discipline in a game that was always just a goal away from Partizan. Sweeper Andriy Rusol gradually emerged as their outstanding player, cutting out speedy runs by Vukcevic and Ifeany Emeghara, and mopping up probing passes for Odita and Radovic, on at half-time for the ineffectual Boya.

Gaps appear
As the pressure grew on Partizan to take the game to the cagey home side, their one-man disadvantage began to tell. Rotan became an ever more prominent figure as he was left unmarked to test the visiting defence from the wings.

Vukcevic denied
Despite the gaps, Dnipro failed to find a clear opening. But it never looked as though Partizan would score until five minutes from time when substitute Nikola Grubješic was felled outside the box. Vukcevic stepped up to curl a shot over the wall, only to see his effort come back off the post.

Radovic pounces
It was a warning for Dnipro, but they hardly had a chance to act on it before Odita touched the ball short to Radovic on the edge of the box, and the substitute fired low past Vyacheslav Kernozenko to seal a place in the last 16.

Last updated: 31/01/12 8.26CET

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Lineups

dnipro

Dnipro

partizan

Partizan

22
KernozenkoVyacheslav Kernozenko (GK)
25
KraljIvica Kralj (GK)
5
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
Yellow Card16
1
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
4
MirkovićZoran Mirković
14
RadchenkoOlexandr Radchenko
8
BoyaPierre Boya
Substitution46
16
RusolAndriy Rusol
14
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević
19
MykhaylenkoDmytro Mykhaylenko (C)
15
OditaObiora Odita
20
RykunOlexandr Rykun
Substitution88
16
EmegharaIfeanyi Emeghara
27
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Substitution58
21
TomićIvan Tomić
Substitution72
28
NazarenkoSerhiy Nazarenko
Yellow Card45
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Red Card42
29
RotanRuslan Rotan
24
RnićNemanja Rnić
Yellow Card11
Substitution63
30
BidnenkoRuslan Bidnenko
Substitution61
28
NadjAlbert Nadj
Yellow Card7

Substitutes

1
MedinMykola Medin (GK)
27
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
3
GrytsayOlexandr Grytsay
Substitution88
2
ĆirkovićMilivoje Ćirković
Substitution63
10
KostyshynRuslan Kostyshyn
Substitution61
11
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Substitution46
Yellow Card88
Goal88
11
VenhlinskiyOleh Venhlinskiy
Substitution58
34
GrubejšićNikola Grubejšić
Substitution72
7
MelashchenkoOlexandr Melashchenko
5
BajićBranimir Bajić
18
AndriyenkoDenys Andriyenko
18
PetrovicBranimir Petrovic
23
KravchenkoKonstyantyn Kravchenko
44
BabovićStefan Babović

Coach

Yevgen Kucherevskyy (UKR) Vladimir Vermezović (SRB)

Referee

Helmut Fleischer (GER)

Assistant referees

Christian Schräer (GER), Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)

Fourth official

Uwe Kemmling (GER)

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