Tuesday October 19, 2010 Group Stage: Group H Finished Estádio Municipal de Braga

Sporting Braga 2 - 0 Partizan Belgrade

  • Lima 35’
  • Matheus 90’

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  1. Braga pick up first win

    Braga pick up first win

    Sporting Braga picked up their first three points in Champions League history as they overcame Serbian outfit Partizan Belgrade 2-0 at home. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sporting Braga
    • Partizan Belgrade
    • - Braga were the deserved winners on the night. They offered the more attacking football with more positive play.
    • 93 The final whistle goes to complete a night of history as Braga pick up their first Champions League win ever.
    • 92 You can see the frustration creeping into the Partizan players as they concede a succession of fouls
    • 89 GOAL!!! Braga have their first ever Champions League victory. Alan picks up the ball inside his own half who plays an inch perfect pass to Matheus who is in acres of space, who then unselfishlessly plays in substitute Aguiar with the keeper squirming, who then makes it 2-0
    • 88 Braga make a sub with Mossoro coming on for goalscorer Lima
    • 87 Sasa Ilic picks up the ball and tries his luck from way out, but the ball flies well wide .
    • 86 Luis Aguiar goes into the ref's book for a wreckless tackle
    • 85 Cleo again picks up the ball in attack, but the final ball is again not what it should be.
    • 84 Cleo controls the ball on the edge of the and lets fly from 25 yards only for the keeper to get finger tips to it to push it over. A great save from the keeper.
    • 82 A clever through ball from Ilic finds the willing runner Cleo, who then plays the ball back to Lazivic who plays in a hugely disappointing ball into the box...food and drink for the keeper.
    • 81 Alan picks up the ball on the edge of the box who tries to play the ball through to Elderson up in the attack, but strong defending sees the ball run through to the keeper.
    • 80 The last few moments have really been exciting!
    • 79 Matheus again picks up the ball inside Partizan's box who dances past two defenders, and cuts a ball back but no-one wa there to finish it off
    • 78 The ball breaks to Salino who plays a delightful ball through to Matheus, but the Brazilian is unable to lift it over the outstretched Stojkovic in goal
    • 76 Medo is unable to capitalise on some good link up play in Braga's box the ball then falls to Boya who strikes firmly at Felipe in goal. Partizan's best moments of the match by far
    • 75 As Partizan push forward for an equaliser space will be left at the back
    • 74 Braga slowly making their way down the pitch with a succesion of throw-ins.
    • 73 Braga make a change with Madrid making way for Luis Aguiar, who then plays in the free-kick which comes to nothing.
    • 72 Partizan concede a needless free-kick on the left 20 yards out
    • 70 Partizan enjoying a good spell of passing now
    • 68 Milijkovic picks up the ball on the left who cuts inside and forces a corner. The corner is played in and met by Krstajic in the air, but the ball was slightly behind him and unable to get any real power as the ball falls into the arms of the keeper.
    • 67 Partizan again get into a good position down the right, but a poor ball into the box from Medo ends the attack. Story of the game for the Serbians.
    • 66 The resulting corner is punched clear by the keeper
    • 65 Good play from Elderson and Matheus down the left, with the ball finding Lima who then finds Alan who's blocked shot goes out for a corner.
    • 63 A long ball is played forward from Eldersona the back for Braga which is headed into touch in a good position for the Portuguese team.
    • 62 Partizan coming more into the game now.
    • 61 Partizan now have a free-kick around 35 yards out. Sub Medo approaches and hits a good clean strike but the ball was always rising and the keeper watches the ball fly harmlessly over the bar.
    • 60 The resulting corner is dealt with by the keeper comfortably.
    • 59 Partizan work the ball well, resulting in a good ball across the six yard box from Beyo which is cleared out for a corner.
    • 57 Alan picks up the from the 30 yards out, who plays a smart thorugh ball to Lima who turns well on the edge of the box shifting the ball onto his left but the shot is too close the keeper.
    • 56 Partizan beginning to get more of the ball after the early pressure from Braga
    • 53 The ball breaks down on the edge of the box and Partizan can break, only for Madrid to foul cynically to get himself a yellow card
    • 52 Sloppy play from Partizan sees the ball needlessly given back to the Portuguese. The Serbs need to get hold of the ball.
    • 51 Braga have started the second half like the first by dominating the play. Lima picks up the ball from 20 yards out and lets fly only for the sht to be blocked.
    • 49 Moises picks up the ball down the left and plays in a good left-footed ball which Paolo Cesar meets with a good header but the Partizan keeper is equal to it with a smart save
    • 47 Good work from Lima down the right wins Braga a free-kick in a good position. The ball is headed away for a throw.
    • 46 Moreira comes off with Medo replacing him
    • - Partizan look set for a change at the start of the second half.
    • 45+1 The half-time whistle goes with Portuguese side one goal to the good.
    • 45 Braga have every man behind the ball trying to make sure they go in at the break one up.
    • 44 As the half nears the end it is the trailing side who finish the stronger, keen to go in level at half time.
    • 43 Cleo chases a long ball down the right for Partizan and wins a corner for hsi team. The corner is swung in and cleared out for a Partizan throw.
    • 42 Braga enjoy a spell for the first time since they scored their goal.
    • 40 A ealry ball from the right from Silvio almost finds Matheus coming in round the back with the defender seemingly unnaware he wa coming round the back.
    • 39 Lazevski again causing trouble down the left with his trickery and pace. The ball is played into a crowded box and unable to find any players in black.
    • 38 You have admire Partizan's response to the goal, there has been no sign of any heads dropping
    • 36 Partizan are close to getting back on level terms straight away when a long ball finds Lazevski down the right who controls well on his chest but fires a left footed volley wide.
    • 35 Lima steps up to take the free-kick; WHAT A GOAL!!!!!...The Brazilian finds the top right hand corner from 30 yards out with the keeper only managing to get a finger tip to it. Sensational strike
    • 34 Smart play by Paolo Cesar wins Braga a free-kick in a dangerous position on the edge of the box.
    • 33 The ball breaks again on the edge of the box and Braga can break. Some good overlapping from Elderson on the left, but the Nigerian is unable to get a cross in. Another attack comes to nothing.
    • 32 Matheus plays the ball in but is headed away from Scepovic, with no Braga player near.
    • 31 Good skill from Matheus down the left again for Braga results in a free-kick for the Portuguese. The player then gets up ready to take the free-kick
    • 29 A cross from the right runs though to Braga's Elderson who strikes cleanly with his left, but the shot is blocked well and ball goes out for a corner. The resulting corner comes to nothing
    • 27 The game looks even at the moment, with neither team able to find the killer pass
    • 26 The Serbian side beginning to look for confident on the ball with more creative passing looking to break down Braga
    • 25 Matheus picks up the ball again on the left deep into Partizan's half but the cross finds no-one again and runs out for a corner
    • 23 Tomic making good in-raods down the left as Partizan begin to come more into the game.
    • 22 Partizan's Cleo again looking lively coming in off the left-hand side, lets fly from the dge of the box but unable to get any real power on the shot.
    • 20 The ball breaks to Scepovic on the edge of the Braga box who lets fly a good shot but straight down the throat of the keeper.
    • 19 Serbia enjoying a spell of posession but failing to penetrate.
    • 17 Both teams are competing for the ball in midfield with some strong tacles flying in.
    • 15 A long ball over the top sees Cleo chase after it and win Partizan a throw in a good position but the Serbian side are unable to capitalise.
    • 14 A flurry of free-kicks sees the game begin to get scrappy, with both teams frustrated as they are unable to put together any flowing football in the opening stages.
    • 12 The ball is played in to the feet of Paolo Cesar, however is unable to turn well in the box and loses control and the ball runs through to the keeper.
    • 10 Matheus swings the free-kick in, but is headed away well by Partizan's Aleksandar Lazevski.
    • 9 Paolo Cesar brings the ball down well after a good long ball up the field, and after some good skill is brought down earning a free-kick in a good position.
    • 8 Partizan are finding it difficult to get hold of the ball, as Braga continue to dominate the play with patient build-up.
    • 7 Some good play finds Matheus on the right hand side who swings in a cross which is well defended.
    • 6 Alan crosses the ball in from right, but just over the head of Matheus lurking on the 6 yard box.
    • 5 Braga look comfortable in posession and look like the side who have settled quicker.
    • 4 Paolo Cesar plays it in but the ball falls kindly into the keeper's arms
    • 3 Lima wins a free-kick for Braga in a dangerous position just outside the box.
    • 2 Partizan pinning Braga into their own half early on
    • 1 Braga get the game underway
    • - Partizan also opting for 4-4-2
    • - The Portuguese side line-up with what looks to be an attacking 4-4-2 formation.
    • - The teams come onto the pitch, with Braga in red and white and Belgrade in all black.
    • - Both sides are yet to pick any points so will be looking to get off the mark tonight.
    • - Sebastien Squillaci's goal for Arsenal on Match day 2 was the 100th Partizan have conceded in the European Champions Clubs' Cup
    • - The Portuguese side were not in action at the weekend having brought their Portuguese Cup tie at fourth division side SU 1 Dezembro forward to 10 October.
    • - Match facts: Braga are one of four teams still awaiting their first goal of the gropu stage, while no team has conceded more than Braga's total of nine.
    • - Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo's coverage of tonight's Group H Champions League tie between Sporting Braga and Partizan Belgrade.
  • Summary

    • 89 GOAL!!! Braga have their first ever Champions League victory. Alan picks up the ball inside his own half who plays an inch perfect pass to Matheus who is in acres of space, who then unselfishlessly plays in substitute Aguiar with the keeper squirming, who then makes it 2-0
    • 84 Cleo controls the ball on the edge of the and lets fly from 25 yards only for the keeper to get finger tips to it to push it over. A great save from the keeper.
    • 80 The last few moments have really been exciting!
    • 79 Matheus again picks up the ball inside Partizan's box who dances past two defenders, and cuts a ball back but no-one wa there to finish it off
    • 78 The ball breaks to Salino who plays a delightful ball through to Matheus, but the Brazilian is unable to lift it over the outstretched Stojkovic in goal
    • 76 Medo is unable to capitalise on some good link up play in Braga's box the ball then falls to Boya who strikes firmly at Felipe in goal. Partizan's best moments of the match by far
    • 65 Good play from Elderson and Matheus down the left, with the ball finding Lima who then finds Alan who's blocked shot goes out for a corner.
    • 57 Alan picks up the from the 30 yards out, who plays a smart thorugh ball to Lima who turns well on the edge of the box shifting the ball onto his left but the shot is too close the keeper.
    • 49 Moises picks up the ball down the left and plays in a good left-footed ball which Paolo Cesar meets with a good header but the Partizan keeper is equal to it with a smart save
    • 36 Partizan are close to getting back on level terms straight away when a long ball finds Lazevski down the right who controls well on his chest but fires a left footed volley wide.
    • 35 Lima steps up to take the free-kick; WHAT A GOAL!!!!!...The Brazilian finds the top right hand corner from 30 yards out with the keeper only managing to get a finger tip to it. Sensational strike

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Sporting Braga

    Manager: Domingos

  • Partizan Belgrade

    Manager: Aleksander Stanojevic

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