The Partizan football players qualified for the playoffs for the Conference League, as they beat Russian Sochi 4: 2 at home tonight after a penalty.

After 1: 1 from the first match in Russia, there was no winner even after 120 minutes of play in Belgrade, as the result was 2: 2, so the winner in this duel was decided by penalties.

Precise performers for black and whites were Marko Zivkovic, Ricardo Gomes, Sejduba Suma and Igor Vujacic. On the other side, Ibrahim Cagalov hit the post, while Rodrigo’s shot was defended by Nemanja Stevanović.

Sochi previously took the lead with a goal by Sergei Terekhov in the 33rd minute, Miloš Jojić equalized in the 55th minute, and a new advantage for the Russian team was given by Terekhov with his second goal of the game. Aleksandar Šćekić brought equalization and overtime to Partizan in the 90th minute.

Partizan will play in the qualifying playoffs against Santa Clara, who eliminated Olimpija from Ljubljana.

The Black and Whites had the first opportunity to take the lead in the sixth minute, when Filip Holender’s shot from seven meters was blocked, after that Lazar Markovic’s shot from a distance in the 15th minute was blocked by Sochi goalkeeper Soslan Dzahanev. shot by Vujacic.

Bibras Natho shot from a free kick from a distance of 17 meters in the 25th minute, but his shot was defended by the visitors’ goalkeeper.

Sochi took the lead in the 33rd minute from the first real opportunity, when Terekhov was left alone in the penalty area.

Partizan continued with the attacks until the end of the first part, first in the 37th minute after the corner, Slobodan Urošević shot with his head next to the goal, and in the 41st minute, Vujačić was inaccurate with his head.

After the attempts of Markovic and Urosevic at the beginning of the second half, the black and whites equalized in the 55th minute when Jojic was accurate from ten meters.

Markovic’s shot on the ground in the 72nd minute ended next to the goal, and after a well.executed action, Sochi, four minutes later, brought Terekhov to the new lead with his second goal.

In the continuation, Partizan “chased” the equalizing goal, and Sejduba Suma had the first opportunity in the 82nd minute, who was inaccurate from ten meters, and Šćekić took the black and whites into overtime with a naked head in the 90th minute of the match.

Nikita Burmistrov had the best opportunities in overtime. The first in the 97th minute when his shot was stopped by Aleksandar Popović, and then in the 103rd minute when Partizan’s goal was saved by Vujačić at the last minute.

By Editor

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