Thursday, April 23, 2009

Partizan close-in on championship

Slaviša Jokanović's FK Partizan close-in on successfully defending their Super Liga championship with a 2-0 triumph over Borac Čačak. With the victory the defending champions hold a hearty sixteen point lead on trailing FK Vojvodina and Crvena Zvezda with nine matches remaining in the the campaign.

The match was far from easy for the defending champions and it took till the sixty-seventh minute for the deadlock to be broken when young Serbian international Adem Ljajić accepted a pass on the left channel just inside the Čačak before moving up near the area and brought the ball back to his right before unleashing a booming drive from twenty-five metres to the back of the netting. Nine minutes later Partizan doubled the margin as Lamine Diarra accepted a deep through ball down the right and upon back across the box, he played a perfect one-to with Almami Moreira who chipped the ball back to him with a perfect finish to the back of the net to follow.

Partizan can seal the championship against Hajduk on 3 May.