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Tomic leveller revives Partizan

Published: Thursday 10 March 2005, 23.45CET
FK Partizan 1-1 PFC CSKA Moskva Ivan Tomic's 83rd-minute penalty cancels out Evgeni Aldonin's goal.

Match statistics

PartizanCSKA Moskva

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 10 March 2005, 23.45CET

Tomic leveller revives Partizan

FK Partizan 1-1 PFC CSKA Moskva Ivan Tomic's 83rd-minute penalty cancels out Evgeni Aldonin's goal.

PFC CSKA Moskva claimed a precious away goal as they held FK Partizan to a 1-1 draw in Belgrade in this UEFA Cup Round of 16 first-leg encounter.

Late penalty
The Russian club gave themselves every chance of progress to the quarter-finals ahead of next Thursday's return at the Kubán stadium thanks to Evgeni Aldonin's well-taken 17th-minute goal. For long periods it looked like Valeriy Gazzaev's organised and disciplined team would return home with a victory but Partizan's valiant second-half efforts eventually paid dividends when Ivan Tomic's penalty levelled matters late on.

Exciting start
The first ten minutes saw end-to-end action as both sides enjoyed chances to secure an early goal. Defender Chidi Odiah worked the first opening, threading his way through the Serbo-Montenegrin side's rearguard only for Nenad Djordjevic to make a vital interception and clear off the line. Partizan were quick to respond, with Obiora Odita unlucky to prod wide with an instinctive shot from close range.

Aldonin goal
The match was delicately balanced but Aldonin then handed CSKA, impressive winners against Portuguese club SL Benfica in the Round of 32, a crucial advantage. The Russian international midfielder gathered a pass across the box from Daniel Carvalho and swept it into the bottom corner in one flowing and decisive movement.

Partizan siege
The onus was then firmly on Partizan, cheered on by their vociferous supporters, to equalise and substitute Miroslav Radovic was the first to go close to doing so, thundering in an accurate drive from outside the box which forced Igor Akinfeev to scramble across his line to save in the 28th minute. From there on, the hosts made all the running and were the more creative side before half-time with Nemanja Rnic, Nenad Brnovic and Dragan Ciric all threatening.

Intense effort
Vladimir Vermezovic's men began the second half with the same intensity. Radovic, who had caught the eye in the lead-up to the interval, forced a good stop from Akinfeev and Simon Vukcevic should have restored parity in the 78th minute but blasted wide after the goalkeeper could only parry Brnovic's drive. However, the home team finally rewarded their fans for their staunch support with seven minutes to go when striker Vágner Love's handball gave them a penalty which Tomic smashed in.

Last updated: 11/03/05 10.14CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

cska moskva

CSKA Moskva

25
KraljIvica Kralj (GK)
35
AkinfeevIgor Akinfeev (GK)
1
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
4
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich (C)
4
MirkovićZoran Mirković (C)
6
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
Yellow Card33
7
N. BrnovićNenad Brnović
7
CarvalhoDaniel Carvalho
8
BoyaPierre Boya
Substitution13
11
Vágner LoveVágner Love
Substitution89
10
CiricDragan Ciric
Substitution70
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
14
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Yellow Card2
15
OditaObiora Odita
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
16
EmegharaIfeanyi Emeghara
22
AldoninEvgeni Aldonin
Goal17
Substitution76
21
TomićIvan Tomić
Goal83
24
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
24
RnićNemanja Rnić
Yellow Card68
25
RahimićElvir Rahimić

Substitutes

27
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
1
MandrykinVeniamin Mandrykin (GK)
2
ĆirkovićMilivoje Ćirković
8
GusevRolan Gusev
5
BajićBranimir Bajić
9
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution76
11
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Substitution13
13
SamodinSergei Samodin
18
PetrovicBranimir Petrovic
19
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
34
GrubejšićNikola Grubejšić
Substitution70
28
ShershunBohdan Shershun
Substitution89
44
BabovićStefan Babović
45
DenisovVitali Denisov

Coach

Vladimir Vermezović (SRB) Valeri Gazzaev (RUS)

Referee

Jan W. Wegereef (NED)

Assistant referees

Adrianus Inia (NED), Hans Ten Hoove (NED)

Fourth official

Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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