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Neftçi hold Partizan on group stage debut

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 22.53CET
FK Partizan 0-0 Neftçi PFK
The hosts could not make any inroads against Neftçi, who battled their way to a well-earned point in their first game in a UEFA group stage.
Neftçi hold Partizan on group stage debut
Neftçi's Nicolás Canales (right) challenges Aleksandar Lazevski ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

PartizanNeftçi

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
1
Corners6
 
6
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
11
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 22/10/2012 05:10 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 22.53CET

Neftçi hold Partizan on group stage debut

FK Partizan 0-0 Neftçi PFK
The hosts could not make any inroads against Neftçi, who battled their way to a well-earned point in their first game in a UEFA group stage.

Neftçi PFK marked their debut in the UEFA Europa League group stage with a battling point at FK Partizan, who could not find a way through the visitors' committed defence.

Boyukagha Hajiyev's side were stout throughout. They attacked when they had the opportunity, and could even argue that they created the best chances, but had to resist long bouts of pressure from Partizan who just could not make the breakthrough.

Neftçi were certainly not overawed on their first group stage outing and looked to get forward at every opportunity early on. Nevertheless, it was Partizan who threatened first as they worked the ball neatly across the edge of the penalty area to Nemanja Tomić. His low strike defeated goalkeeper Saša Stamenković, but Igor Mitreski scrambled back to clear.

That proved to be the closest Partizan would come before the break as the visitors grew into the game. Indeed, Vladimir Stojković had to make a smart stop from Cavid Imamverdiyev's low header and Rashad A. Sadygov whistled a shot over from distance.

Partizan raised the tempo in the second half, but the Neftçi defence, with Mitreski at the heart of it, held firm. The centre-half was having a running duel with forward Aleksandar Mitrović, and coming out on top. With 11 minutes remaining, substitute Miloš Jojić had a rare sight of goal but again, he was closed out.

The hosts were becoming increasingly exasperated and as the match entered added time, they squandered their best chance of the game as Tomić fired wide when well placed.

Last updated: 22/09/12 0.15CET

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

neftçi

Neftçi

88
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
30
StamenkovićSaša Stamenković (GK)
Yellow Card75
2
MiljkovićAleksandar Miljković
Yellow Card90+2
4
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
4
MedoMedo
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov (C)
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov
9
FlavinhoFlavinho
Substitution78
18
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
10
WobayJulius Wobay
Substitution87
21
MarkovićSaša Marković
Yellow Card36
Substitution63
11
CanalesNicolás Canales
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
15
RamosEric Ramos
Yellow Card41
40
OstojićMiloš Ostojić
16
Bruno BertucciBruno Bertucci
Yellow Card73
45
MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Substitution73
Yellow Card90+7
22
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
50
L. MarkovićLazar Marković
25
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
Substitution58

Substitutes

30
Nik. PetrovićNikola Petrović (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
3
YunisoğluSaša Yunisoğlu
6
StankovićVojislav Stanković
7
RodriguinhoRodriguinho
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
17
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Substitution78
12
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Substitution73
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
Substitution58
39
JojićMiloš Jojić
Substitution63
21
NurahmadovKamil Nurahmadov
99
SmiljanićMilan Smiljanić
28
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
Substitution87

Coach

Vladimir Vermezović (SRB) Boyukagha Hajiyev (AZE)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Jan Paták (CZE)

Fourth official

Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Radek Příhoda (CZE), Tomas Kocourek (CZE)

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