Partizan ease past Valletta

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 12:19
Nemanja Tomic netted a brace against Local Champions

Nemanja Tomic netted a brace against Local Champions

FK Partizan 3-1 Valletta FC (agg: 7-2)

The Serbian champions overpowered their Maltese counterparts for a second time, despite another goal from Michael Mifsud, Serbian international Nemanja Tomic brace helped Partizan Belgrade to a 3-1 win in Serbia last night.

The host took a deserved lead on the 10th minute when Nikola Aksentijevic sent a cross into the path of 24 year old Tomic who headed past helpless Andre Krul.

Despite the disadvantage, Valletta tried to equalized threw William Barbosa shot but his piledrive was pushed by Partizan goalkeeper.

Valletta made a perfect start to the second half and on the 60th minute Maltese international Michael Mifsud shot beaten Petrovic to scored his 6th champions League goal this season.

Valletta joy was short lived as the Belgrade side took again lead as top star Nemanja Tomic’s long-range effort gave no chance to Dutch goalkeeper Andre Krul.

The Serbs sealed the tie with another goal when Aksentijevic burst into the area and his shot hit off the upright. But from the rebound the 21 year old Aleksander Mitrovic fired the ball into an empty net.

5minuts before the end of the match club captain Gilbert Agius probably made his last appearance for the Citizens in the Uefa Champions League.

Partizan will play either AEL Limassol FC or Linfield in the third qualification round.

Partizan Belgrade: N. Petrovic, V. Volkov, I. Ivanov, M. Ostojic, N. Aksentijevic, S. Markovic, S. Ilic, L. Markovic, S. Babovic (67 Z. Vukic), N. Tomic (N. Ninkovic), S. Scepovic (63A. Mitrovic).

Valletta FC: A. Krul, I. Azzopardi, S.Borg, R. Briffa, Gabriel, Denni (52 R. Fenech), J. Caruana (46 E. Agius), M. Mifsud, W. Barbosa, Riccardo, D. Falzon (84 G. Agius).

Referee: S. Sidiropoulos (Greece)

Champions League

Second qualifying round (second legs)

Played yesterday 1st leg 2nd leg Agg.
Slovan Liberec (CZE) vs S. Karagandy (KAZ) (after extra-time) 1-0 1-1 2-1
Molde FK (NOR) vs FK Ventspils (LVA) 3-0 1-1 4-1
F91 Dudelange (LUX) vs Salzburg (AUT) (Dudelange through on away goals) 1-0 3-4 4-4
MSK Zilina (SVK) vs H. Kiryat Shmona (ISR) 1-0 0-2 1-2
Shamrock Rovers (IRL) vs FK Ekranas (LTU) 0-0 1-2 1-2
Neftci PFK (AZE) vs Zestafoni (GEO) 3-0 2-2 5-2
Ulisses (ARM) vs Sheriff (MDA) 0-1 0-1 0-2
Flora Tallinn (EST) vs FC Basel (SUI) 0-2 0-3 0-5
KS Skenderbeu (ALB) vs Debreceni (HUN) 1-0 0-3 1-3
Valletta (MLT) vs Partizan Belgrade (SRB) 1-4 1-3 2-7
NK Maribor (SVN) vs FK Zeljeznicar (BIH) 4-1 2-1 6-2
HJK Helsinki (FIN) vs KR Reykjavik (ISL) 7-0 2-1 9-1
Playing today 1st leg 2nd leg Agg.
The New Saints (WAL) vs Helsingborgs (SWE) 0-0    
BATE Borisov (BLR) vs FK Vardar (MKD) 3-2    
AEL Limassol (CYP) vs Linfield (NIR) 3-0    
L. Razgrad (BUL) vs Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 1-1    
Buducnost (MNE) vs Slask Wroclaw (POL) 0-2    

Note: First named teams play second leg away.

Third qualifying round: July 31-Aug. 1 and Aug. 7-8.


  1. ic-che says:

    Nahseb il-Gk tal-VLT jbati minn xuttijiet mil- boghod ghax anka fl-ewwel leg (ghalkemm kien xutt ferm aktar b’sahhtu u preciz)
    Ghalkemm minhiex fan ta’Hogg ma nahsibx li dan Krull u aqwa minnhu. 


    Bugeja Reply:

    Naqbel mieghek jien…MHUX BILI Igib goaler barrani minalik biex talaq halq in nies setaw il belt jew scouts tajbin li ghandom isibu xi haga naqra ahjar min Hogg mhux tamparu jew ghar!!! ma nahsibx li trid taghmel xi sforz kbir biex taghmel dan!!!! kollox horox boroxx ta City.


  2. Carmelo pace says:

     The auther of this report is either a parrot,repeating what was told to write,or needs special glasses to say that valletta keeper wasn’t given a chance in the second goal,fact is ( and i saw the goal a MILLION times krull did manage to get a hand to the ball (which even changed dirction ) before entering the net. 


    Sportinmalta Reply:

    Carmelo, Krull was at fault in the second goal. You never excpect a keeper to concede a goal from out there – sandro micallef


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