UEL: FK Partizan – Beşiktaş JK

Updated: October 22, 2014

UEFA Europa League
FK Partizan Beograd – Beşiktaş JK
Location: Stadion Partizana, Belgrade (Serbia, capacity: 32,710)
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Date: Thursday, October 23rd
Time: 21:05 (GMT+1)
Channel: STAR TV
Matchday three

On Thursday Beşiktaş take on FK Partizan in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, Beşiktaş are on two points from two games whilst Partizan are on one point from the same amount of games.

UEFA have warned both clubs to prevent any fan irregularities prior to the game, Partizan’s fans have a ‘bad’ reputation just as the Black Eagles’ fans have a ‘bad’ reputation. Both fan groups are extremely fanatical and create very hostile atmospheres.

Partizan got a draw on matchday one against Tottenham Hotspur at the Partizana but lost their second game against Asteras Tripolis 2-0 in Greece, which was their first loss of the season as they are still unbeaten in the Serbian league, in fact they won all eight of their fixtures so far this season.


Partizan’s most famous player is arguably the 31-year old striker Danko Lazovic who played for PSV Eindhoven and Zenit St.-Petersburg. He’s currently on six goals in eight league appearances and three in eight European games while the 24-year old Petar Škuletić has netted seven in eight appearances, he has also scored five goals in six European appearances.

As mentioned Partizan have fierce fans but a section of the stadium will be closed down due to earlier fan irregularities so it won’t be filled to capacity. The main man to watch seems to be Škuletić who has really impressed so far this season for the Serbians.

Beşiktaş predicted XI (4-3-3):

29. Tolga Zengin (C)

3. Ismail Köybaşi
19. Pedro Franco
6. Tomas Sivok
31. Ramon Motta

13. Atiba Hutchinson
8. Veli Kavlak
15. Oguzhan Özyakup

7. Gökhan Töre
10. Olcay Şahan
9. Demba Ba

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