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Club Brugge put paid to Partizan

Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 21.45CET
Club Brugge KV 2-0 FK Partizan
The Belgian team claimed their first victory in Group J – and their 100th in the UEFA competitions – at the expense of point-less Partizan.
Club Brugge put paid to Partizan
Club Brugge's Ivan Perišić delights in scoring against Partizan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Club BruggePartizan

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
3
Attempts off target1
 
0
Corners7
 
1
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 21.45CET

Club Brugge put paid to Partizan

Club Brugge KV 2-0 FK Partizan
The Belgian team claimed their first victory in Group J – and their 100th in the UEFA competitions – at the expense of point-less Partizan.

Club Brugge KV finally ignited their UEFA Europa League ambitions after Ivan Perišić inspired them to a 2-0 home victory against FK Partizan.

Century
The Croatian midfielder had an eventful match – scoring an early opener, missing a penalty, and firing in a 58th-minute effort that was turned in by Partizan's Rajko Brežančić to clinch Club Brugge's 100th win in UEFA competition. The Belgian success lifted Adrie Koster's side into second place in Group J while Partizan remained point-less and facing an almighty task to progress from the section.

Fast start
Just four minutes had elapsed when Club Brugge went in front. Boxed in near the corner flag, Karel Geraerts dug out a deep cross which Perišić headed firmly past goalkeeper Aleksandar Radosavljević. Joseph Akpala nearly added another after taking advantage of Siniša Stevanović's miscued clearance to drill in a volley, only a fine reaction save from Radosavljević denying the Nigerian.

Profligate hosts
Partizan's cause was hardly helped when captain Goran Gavrančić was forced off in the 14th minute. Replacement Nenad Djordjević's first contribution was not a positive one, conceding a penalty as he blocked Geraerts. Perišić stepped up but his floated effort struck the crossbar and his follow-up header was ruled out because no other player had touched the ball. Home goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen was a virtual spectator for the first half-hour, but was on hand to make a superb flying stop when, out of nowhere, Branislav Jovanović unleashed a fierce long-range drive.

Vital second
Partizan were beginning to exert a degree of control, but just as confidence was growing, Perišić made another decisive contribution by bursting on to Nabil Dirar's astute ball and striking across Radosavljević. Visiting left-back Brežančić flew in to block the shot yet merely succeeded in turning it into his own net. From then on it was plain sailing for Club Brugge and they saw out the final 30 minutes comfortably, with one eye no doubt on strengthening their Group J position in the return fixture in Belgrade on 5 November.

Last updated: 23/10/09 1.04CET

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Lineups

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Club Brugge

partizan

Partizan

1
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK) (C)
30
RadosavljevićAleksandar Radosavljević (GK)
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens
Substitution72
2
StevanovićSiniša Stevanović
5
KlukowskiMichael Klukowski
Yellow Card60
5
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
Yellow Card83
8
DirarNabil Dirar
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
11
BlondelJonathan Blondel
Substitution83
10
MoreiraAlmami Moreira
Substitution46
15
AkpalaJoseph Akpala
Substitution68
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić (C)
Yellow Card33
22
GeraertsKarel Geraerts
21
B. JovanovićBranislav Jovanović
Yellow Card88
Substitution88
29
De MetsGertjan De Mets
22
LjajićAdem Ljajić
30
AlcarazAntolin Alcaraz
26
DiarraLamine Diarra
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
31
BrežančićRajko Brežančić
Goal58
44
PerišićIvan Perišić
Goal4
Penalty20
52
GavrančićGoran Gavrančić
Substitution14

Substitutes

13
De VliegerGeert De Vlieger (GK)
27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
7
DaerdenKoen Daerden
Substitution83
4
N. DjordjevićNenad Djordjević
Substitution14
Yellow Card18
18
DonkRyan Donk
Substitution72
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Substitution88
Yellow Card89
19
ChávezDaniel Chávez
9
CléoCléo
Substitution46
20
VargasRonald Vargas
11
LomićMarko Lomić
40
KouemahaDorge Kouemaha
17
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
77
DahmaneMohamed Dahmane
Substitution68
Yellow Card83
19
IlicBrana Ilic

Coach

Adrie Koster (NED) Goran Stevanovic (SRB)

Referee

Mike Dean (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Beck (ENG), Richard West (ENG)

Fourth official

Michael Jones (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Andre Marriner (ENG), Lee Probert (ENG)

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