Belek, Turkey, 29th of January, 2022
Venue: Maxx Royal Resort training ground
Kick-off time: 3pm CET
GOALS: 0-1 `45 Epueranu
Stevanovic, Urosevic, Vujacic, Sanicanin, Zivkovic, Zdjelar, Jojic, Natcho, Pantic, Menig, Ricardo
Also played: Jovic, Markovic, Terzic, Lutovac, Smiljanic, Bazdar, Holender, Pavlovic, Ilic
Babacan, Junior Caicara, Leo Duarte, Epueranu, Kaldirim, Aleksic, Chadli, Turuc, CIgerci, Okaka
Also played: Sengezer, Gulbrandsen, Sahiner, Karaal, Colak, Dos Santos, De Lima, Tagir, Ucan, Cicek
Partizan lost 1-0 to Turkish top flight outfit Istanbul Basaksehir in a second friendly of Belek winter preps.
Sadly, game was marked by a knee injury sustained by Danilo Pantic early in the game and the first reports suggest he might be in for a lengthy spell by the sidelines.
Over the first 20 mins both teams threatened with long range shots easily dealt by respective team`s keepers.
Natcho was close to scoring an opener on 26 but his free-kick ball ended just wide.
Basaksehir scored just before the break, ghosting Epueranu met the corner-kick ball on the far post and scored with ease.
Partizan boss made only one sub at half-time bringing Markovic in for Natcho.
Basaksehir threatened early in the second half via Lima`s free-kick which was saved by keeper Stevanovic followed by a header from Guldbrandsen moments later.
Partizan was close to equalize on the hour mark after return ball from Ricardo over to Jovic but last gasp tackle from Basaksehir defender prevented young Partizan winger to send the ball into the empty net.
Stanojevic made five more subs on 62, introducing Terzic, Lutovac, Smiljanic, Bazdar and Holender.
Holender`s fine shot got saved by the keeper on 65 and with Markovic hitting the outside netting in the follow-up.
Pavlovic and Ilic came in for Vujacic and Zdjelar on 80.
Holender did score on 83 but he was waved offside in the process.
Cicek had only Stevanovic to beat on 85 but Partizan goalie came out of the line and prevented Basaksehir sub forward from scoring.
Partizan will play two more friendlies during Turkey winter preps, against Dinamo Moscow and Dinamo Batumi.