SC Braga jumped back into Group H contention after beating FK Partizan 2-0 though Aleksandar Stanojević says the return in Belgrade could prove harder as his side "go all out for the win".
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SC Braga coach Domingos Paciência said Group H was wide open after his side pulled within three points of second-placed FC Shakhtar Donetsk with a 2-0 victory against FK Partizan. "Congratulations," replied visiting coach Aleksandar Stanojević, before warning that the return fixture in a fortnight could prove harder as his side "go all out for the win".
Domingos Paciência, Braga coach
There are still three games to play, with nine points up for grabs. Bearing in mind that Arsenal are the strongest team, second place is still a possibility. We started well tonight and gained confidence after the first goal. We were more efficient than Partizan and deserved winners in the end. It was an important game against opponents who play very direct – it was important to take risks. We were more efficient than we were against Shakhtar. Arsenal's victory was good for us.
Aleksandar Stanojević, Partizan coach
We deserved more than the 2-0 defeat – we're not happy. In the second half we had chances and we should have scored. I knew Braga were quick in their transitions from attack to defence. Congratulations to them, but in Belgrade it will be very different. With this defeat our chances are now even slimmer but we will do everything we can to win in Belgrade. Braga will no doubt look to hit us on the counterattack there, too, but we have no option but to go all out for the win.