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Partizan bow out with Shakhtar scalp

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 23.50CET
FK Partizan 1-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
The hosts ended a disappointing European campaign on a high with a narrow victory over the Group J winners in icy Belgrade.
Partizan bow out with Shakhtar scalp
Jadson evades Partizan's Ljubomir Fejsa ©AFP

Match statistics

PartizanShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed11
 
16
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 23.50CET

Partizan bow out with Shakhtar scalp

FK Partizan 1-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
The hosts ended a disappointing European campaign on a high with a narrow victory over the Group J winners in icy Belgrade.

FK Partizan ended a disappointing UEFA Europa League campaign on a high with a narrow victory against previously unbeaten Group J winners FC Shakhtar Donetsk in snow-covered Belgrade.

Rare victory
An early strike from Lamine Diarra, capitalising on a slip from goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov, proved sufficient for the hosts to register their first points of the section and halt a losing run of UEFA club competition group-stage games which stood at 12 matches. For their part, Shakhtar rarely threatened in what were difficult conditions for both sides, but can console themselves with the fact they will be seeded for Friday's round of 32 draw.

Early breakthrough
Shakhtar had conceded only two goals in five UEFA Europa League matches this term so it was somewhat of a surprise that Partizan breached the visitors' defence inside six minutes. Marko Lomić whipped in a cross from the left and, attempting to gather a header on, Pyatov came unstuck on the slippery surface, allowing Diarra to turn and fire into the unguarded net.

Božović save
With the pitch doing both teams no favours, chances were sparse as the half drew to a close. The second period began with Pyatov comfortably saving from Srdja Knežević, while on 54 minutes Shakhtar pressed Mladen Božović into meaningful action for the first time when Fernandinho had an effort pushed around the post.

Difficult conditions
With the snow continuing to fall, Shakhtar began to up the tempo although it was the hosts who were next to threaten when substitute Branislav Jovanović broke down the left and scooped his shot straight at Pyatov. Mladen Krstajić should have doubled Partizan's lead with 12 minutes remaining only to head Lomić's corner wide when unmarked, though in the end it did not matter as the Serbian outfit held on for their first clean sheet of the group stage.

Last updated: 17/12/09 0.39CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
5
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
Yellow Card70
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Yellow Card82
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj (C)
Substitution77
8
PetrovićRadosav Petrović
Yellow Card16
Substitution69
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
10
MoreiraAlmami Moreira
Substitution60
8
JádsonJádson
Substitution77
11
LomićMarko Lomić
14
KobinVasyl Kobin
13
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution81
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić (C)
22
WillianWillian
22
LjajićAdem Ljajić
Yellow Card29
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
Yellow Card74
24
KneževićSrdja Knežević
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko
26
DiarraLamine Diarra
Goal6
Substitution79
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy

Substitutes

30
RadosavljevićAleksandar Radosavljević (GK)
12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
2
StevanovićSiniša Stevanović
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
17
BogunovićMiloš Bogunović
Substitution79
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
Substitution77
19
IlicBrana Ilic
Substitution60
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
Substitution81
21
B. JovanovićBranislav Jovanović
Substitution69
28
PolyanskiyOlexiy Polyanskiy
33
KosorićAleksandar Kosorić
36
ChyzhovOlexandr Chyzhov
77
VujovićNikola Vujović
90
VitsenetsVitaliy Vitsenets
Substitution77

Coach

Goran Stevanovic (SRB) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Michael Weiner (GER)

Assistant referees

Carsten Kadach (GER), Patrick Ittrich (GER)

Fourth official

Guido Winkmann (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Babak Rafati (GER), Peter Gagelmann (GER)

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