Partizan players won tonight in Nicosia Anorthosis with 2: 0, in the game of the first round of Group B in the League of Conferences. Partizan took the lead in the 42nd minute with a goal by Quincy Menig, and the victory was secured by Ricardo Gomes with a goal in the 68th minute. It was his 14th goal of the season.

The Partizan players attacked from the beginning, but without serious opportunities. The home team was the first to threaten, in the 12th minute, when Lazaros Christodoulopoulos had a good chance, and the goalkeeper of the black and whites, Aleksandar Popović, defended.

Three minutes later, Partizan had a good chance through Aleksandar Miljković, who found himself alone in front of the goalkeeper, but Djordji Lori defended. After him, in the 22nd minute, Lazar Markovic also tried, but he shot over the goal from about 20 meters.

Partizan missed a good opportunity in the 36th minute. Bibras Natho took a corner from the right side, Miljković added a header to Aleksandar Šćekić on the second post, he caught the ball with his head and hit the post, and the goalkeeper Lori had to intervene and threw the ball into the corner.

Partizan took the lead in the 42nd minute with a goal by Meniga on his debut for the black and whites. Gomez passed the ball to Lazar Markovic, whose shot was saved by the home goalkeeper, the ball bounced to Menig, who sent it into the net without any problems.

The second half started with a good chance for Partizan, when Ricardo shot over the goal in the 50th minute.

In the 62nd minute, the player of Anorthosis, Miloš Deletić, shot, but Popović defended his goal well and threw the ball into the corner.

Partizan doubled the advantage in the 68th minute when Nemanja Jović added to Rikard, and the black and white striker sent the ball under the crossbar.

In the 70th minute, Ricardo was in a chance again, defended by the goalkeeper, who blocked Miloš Jojić’s attempt in the continuation of the action. The black and whites had the initiative, and the home team threatened in the 82nd minute when Nikos Kalcas tried and Popović defended.

In the 83rd minute, Ricardo left the game after he complained about the injury, and the young Nikola Terzić came in instead. Three minutes later, on Terzic’s pass from the right, Jojic tried from 10 meters, but he shot next to the goal.

Until the end of the game, Jović also had a chance, after a new good cross by Terzić, but he did not manage to catch the ball well. The result did not change, so Partizan started the competition in the Conference League with a sure victory.

In the second game in that group, Gent beat Flora 1: 0 in Tallinn.

In the second round on September 30, Partizan will meet Flora, and Ghent will host Anorthosis.

By Editor

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