Sunday, April 26, 2009

FK Partizan captures Superliga title with 4-1 victory over OFK Beograd

With complete dominance FK Partizan secured its successful defense of the Super Liga Srbije (Serbian Superliga) with a 4-1 victory over OFK Beograd. Slaviša Jokanović's side hold an eighteen point advantage over Vojvodina.

The Crno-beli took the lead with ten minutes remaining in the half as seventeen year-old virtuoso Adem Ljajić hit the mark. Ljajić's Serbia U-21 international teammate Aleksandar Ignjovski brought the match level for OFK Beograd eight minutes after the restart. With twenty minutes remaining in the match Jokanović summoned Washington in for Ljajić. The result was immediate as the Brazilian was on the pitch for only a minute before restoring Partizan's lead and added at the eightieth minute. Lamine Diarra made it 4-1 as the celebrations began.

Slaviša Jokanović's Partizan gunning to repeat their double with a win in the Serbian Cup but if so it looks to be through a showdown against rivals Crvena Zvezda. Both sides will need to advance in the semi-finals against Banat Zrenjanin whilst Crvena Zvezda meet FK Sevojno with the final on 20 May.