Europa League

November 22, 2012



1 - 1

Partizan Belgrade

Group H

17:00 +00:00, November 22, 2012

Referee: Simon Evans

Mixed night for Mitrovic

Neftchi and Partizan Belgrade lived up to their billing as the Europa League Group H's bottom two sides as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Baku.

Both teams went into the game having registered a single point each from four group games and the main action saw the visitors' Aleksandar Mitrovic, who came on as a half-time substitute, score the equalising goal before being sent off.

The home side had gone ahead after nine minutes through Flavinho before Mitrovic levelled with 25 minutes to go only to be shown a red card for violent conduct 10 minutes later.

Neftchi started the game the stronger and had their first chance after four minutes but Julius Wobay sent his shot over the bar.

The home side then went ahead with a fantastic effort from Flavinho who drilled in a shot from 25 yards which found the top right corner of the goal.

It took 15 minutes for the visitors to create their first chance but Sasa Ilic's cross was headed wide by Stefan Scepovic.

Partizan won two corners in quick succession, the second presenting a chance for Milos Jojic to shoot but his effort was off target.

Neftchi's Javid Imamverdiyev wasted a good opportunity to extend the lead when he fired over the bar from 12 yards and then saw another effort cleared by Ivan Ivanov.

Just before half-time the home side's Rashad Sadygov fired wide left but there was still time for Partizan's Scepovic to put his own effort off target.

Early in the second half, as the visitors continued to press, Aleksandar Miljkovic volleyed over the bar before Milos Jojic also failed to find the target.

But the pressure finally told as Partizan equalised with 25 minutes to go as Mitrovic shot home after being set up by Ilic.

But 10 minutes later Mitrovic was dismissed for violent conduct in an incident which saw two other players booked.

Both sides pressed to find a winner but had to settle for a share of the points.

Scoring Summary

Neftchi Partizan Belgrade
Venancio Flavinho (10')Aleksandar Mitrovic (67')


Neftchi Partizan Belgrade
30 Sasa Stamenkovic30 Nikola Petrovic
Igor Mitreski15 Ivan Ivanov
16 Bruno BertucciAleksandar Miljkovic
32 Elvin YunuszadeVladimir Volkov
4 Tarlan Guliyev40 Milos Ostojic
10 Julius Wobay22 Sasa Ilic
25 Javid Imamverdiyev99 Milan Smiljanic Lola
6 Rashad Abulfaz SadygovNemanja Tomic
9 Venancio Flavinho39 Milos Jojic
11 Nicolas Canales12 Stefan Scepovic
28 Emin Mehdiyev50 Lazar Markovic
12 Emil BalayevRadisa Ilic 33
Sasha Yunis OgluSreten Sretenovic 17
17 Araz AbdullayevAlexander Lazevski 18
19 Mirhuseyn SeyidovSasa Markovic 21
8 Elshan AbdullayevNikola Ninkovic 11
14 Bahodyr NasimovMarko Scepovic 44
21 Kamil NurahmadovAleksandar Mitrovic 45
Araz Abdullayev for Javid Imamverdiyev (62)
Aleksandar Mitrovic for Lazar Markovic (46)
 Marko Scepovic for Stefan Scepovic (66)
 Sasa Markovic for Milos Jojic (83)
Yellow Cards
Emin Mehdiyev (49)
Nemanja Tomic (44)
Venancio Flavinho (68)
Milos Ostojic (74)
Rashad Abulfaz Sadygov (78)
Vladimir Volkov (76)
Sasa Stamenkovic (81)
Marko Scepovic (78)
Red Cards
 Aleksandar Mitrovic (77)
· Squads: Neftchi | Partizan Belgrade