JELEN SUPERLIGA – round 26
Venue: Partizan stadium
Kick-off time: 18.30h CET
Referee: Darko Bogdanovic (Kraljevo)
Yellow cards: Pajovic, Ninkovic, Volkov (PAR) – Petrovic, Stefanovic, Zivkovic, Stamenkovic (RN)
Red Cards: Pajovic (PAR – second caution)
GOALS: 1-0 `16 Volkov, 1-1 `51 Binic, 2-1 `77 Mitrovic, 3-1 `90+1 Mitrovic
PARTIZAN: Stojkovic,Miljkovic,Pajovic, Ivanov, Volkov,Smiljanic,Ilic, Luka (`80 Jojic), Ninkovic (`55 L.Markovic), Scepovic (`66 Kojic), Mitrovic.
RADNICKI: Peric, Stamenkovic, Kolarevic, Zivkovic, Petrovic, Jovanovic, Stefanovic (`69 Mitrovic),Skuletic, Ljubinkovic, Binic (`90+3 Milenkovic), Pejcic.
Greetings from Partizan stadium!
Hour prior to kick-off, weather conditions inBelgradeare quite humid with airtemperature of 25 degrees Celsius and occasional strong winds. Clouds appearing too. Pitch surface is neat.
First half highlights:
`1: Great pass from Scepovic over to Luka who missed to make a full touch followed by defensive clearance.
`4: Another through ball from Scepovic, this one for Mitrovic, keeper comes out and gains possession.
`8: Mitrovic scores afterIlic`s cross, goal disallowed due to a clear offside position.
`12: Excellent through pass from Ninkovic but Miljkovic chested the ball badly enough for Radnicki defence to make a clearance.
Partizan on the all-out attack from the go…
`15: 17m free-kick from Ninkovic just over the bar.
`16: 1-0, Partizan! Pinpoint corner-kick cross from Ninkovic, and diving heart of the box header from Volkov.
`20: Great opportunity for Partizan. Scepovic`s ball for Miljkovic to the right, Miljkovic entered the box and sent a parallel ball for the far post where Mitrovic was beaten by a last gasp sliding tackle before who could place the ball into the empty net.
`24: Long ball into the Partizan box with alerted Stojkovic coming out and picking up possession.
`27: Foul on Mitrovic just outside Radnicki box followed by Scepovic`s free-kick just by the right post.
`33: Ninkovic creates havoc in Radnicki box followed by a pass for Scepovic who took an angled shot wide.
`40: Pajovic cautioned.
`41: After taking the lead, Partizan slowed the pace down trying to get Radnicki players out of their half of the pitch with the passing game.
`42: Ninkovic cautioned for a back-tackle.
End of the first half.
Second half highlights:
`47: 17m Radnicki free-kick, Ljubinkovic shoots over the bar.
`51: 1-1, Radnicki! Right side cross met by Binic on the far post followed by a semi-volley into the right corner of the net with Stojkovic`s touch not enough to prevent the equalizer.
`54: Great save from Stojkovic. One-on-one with Ljubinkovic and a chest-save from Partizan keeper!
`55: Lazar Markovic comes in for Ninkovic.
`57: Clear-cut opportunity for Miljkovic! Pinpoint cross from Markovic over to the far post where unmarked Miljkovic sent the ball over the bar!
`63: We witness range of somewhat uncontrollable attacks from Partizan. Radnicki defending in full force.
`65: 17m free-kick from Scepovic off the wall.
`65: Scepovic subbed by Kojic.
`68:Ilic`s 15m shot after a rebound, followed by several attempts from Mitrovic and keeper`s save eventually.
`70: Incredible opportunity for Partizan! Kojic`s left side cross for unmarked Ilic whose 10m drive goes over the bar…
`72: Ivanov scores after Partizan set-piece but he was offside..
`75: Another clear-cut opportunity for Partizan. Markovic`s cross and close range near post header from Miljkovic over the bar.
`76: Kojic`s header wide.
`77: 2-1, Partizan! Ivanov sent a great ball over Radnicki defence over to the left side of the box for charging Markovic who plays it towards the 6-yard box for unmarked Mitrovic followed by a diving header into the empty net.
`80: Jojic comes in for Luka.
`81: Volkov cautioned.
`85: Pajovic sent-off after a second caution.
Three mins stoppage time.
`90+1: 3-1, Partizan. Kojic forward for Jojic who broke on the right and calmly played it for charging Mitrovic who simply tapped it in for a final 3-1 scoreline.
Vuk Rasovic after the game:
- It was tense, particularly after Radnicki equalizer but we didn`t loste our heads even after several clear-cut opportunities missed. We have to work on finishing. All in all, it was a good game. We knew that Radnicki is dangerous side able to hold possession. I`m satisfied with our display at certain game stages but there is enough space for some corrections. Now we have over a week to get ready for Kragujevac away.
Photo gallery – Miroslav Todorović