Serbian side Partizan into knockout round of UEFA Europa League

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-24 09:28:36|Editor: Liangyu
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Partizan's Marko Jevtovic (3rd R) vies with Young Boys' Michel Aebischer (2nd R) during the UEFA Europa League match in Belgrade, Serbia on Nov. 23. 2017. Partizan won 2-1. (Xinhua/Predrag Milosavljevic)

BELGRADE, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Serbian outfit Partizan beat the Young Boys from Switzerland 2-1 to seal qualification for the next stage of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

Tawamba scored the first goal in the 12th minute of the match after catching the ball with his head following a free-throw, while Moumi Ngmaleu set the score even in the 25th minute after a poorly defended corner kick, sealing the half-time draw.

However, Ozegovic scored in the 53rd minute after a counterattack from Red Star, evading the possibility that this match would end as well as the first one between two teams this year that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Partizan is second in Group B behind Dinamo Kyev with 2 victories, 2 draws and 1 lost match.

This will be the first spring in some of the European competitions after 13 years for the team, but before that, they will meet Dinamo Kiev in the 6th matchday of the group stage in December.

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