We're fucked by the Poles big time. The world champion, CL-win aspirant Zaglebie Lubin
please, see the irony in it, thank you
labeled Partizan with the "rinky dink" price tag on the European football market. And let's be honest: for 210 minutes we could not score one single goal against them, because we played a brutally low level, soulless game.
It was especially a low blow after those bumptious, stuck-up statements for the press before the match. 'We came to Lublin to win', 'Partizan is the better team', 'we have optimistic expectations', blah blah blah.
Let's start it by making a few important things clear.
Ivan Tomić must immediately resign if he still has a little bit of self-respect.
As for these so-called "players", ALL of them must hand down their shirts and jerseys NOW at the team ordnance and all of them continue their career as ditchers. None of you deserve to wear Partizan's jersey, you soulless, talentless fakers!!!
And hereby I declare, that the Polish team did deserve to qualify to the next round. We can thank only to goddess Fortuna that they didn't beat the hell out of us in regular time.
That Zaglebie we saw in Belgrade, that played monotonous, boring bunker football was gone. Instead there was an aggressive, ballsy, fearless Zaglebie on the field, of where the players knew very well what they wanted and how they could achieve it. Apart from a few minutes here and there they kept control in their hands for the whole game. Partizan had no time to pass the ball around or think things over, because Poles instantly tackled them and attacked.
Radović freaked me out not just once. He was the weakest link of the team. He was mentioned a couple of times at the beginning, but even those were about how much he was fumbling. Then he stayed invisible until he was substituted (why did that happen so late?...).
Venue: Stadium Zaglebie, Lubin, Poland
Number of spectators: 7000
Official: Anatoliy Abdula (assistants: Serhiy Bekker, Oleg Pluzhnyk - 4th official: Oleksandr Derdo) - UKR
Zaglebie: Polaček - Todorovski, Guldan, Dabrowski, Čotra - K. Piatek (Tosik, 101.), Kubicki - Wozniak, Rakowski (Vlasko, 61.), Janoszka (Janus, 74.) - L. Piatek
Head coach: Piotr Stokowiec
FK Partizan: Šaranov - Vulićević, Milenković, Gogoua, Bogosavac (Đuričković, 120+1.) - Janković, Brašanac, Everton, Radović (Saša Ilić, 91.), Mihajlović - Đurđić (Vlahović, 70.)
Head coach: Ivan Tomić
Yellow cards: Čotra (6.), Wozniak (32.), Dabrowski (57.), Janoszka (72.), Radović (88.), Everton (103.)