Partizan is home to Trakai of Lithuania on Thursday (8.30pm kick-off) for a first leg of Europa League round 2 qualifying tie.
Nemanja Nikolic and Bojan Ostojic are long-term absentees now joined by Ognjen Ozegovic and Zoran Tosic who picked up injuries last Sunday.
Boss Miroslav Djukic on Trakai match:
– We scouted Trakai and I can say they are one good side picking up form. With new coach on the helm, they look much better on the field tactically. But, we`ll do everything possible to achieve positive first leg result at home. We have to get ready for 180 minutes of battle and it won`t be easy, for sure.
Midfielder Danilo Pantic:
– We are ready for tomorrow`s game. It`s a two-legged tie and I don`t think full job will be done at home, we need to be at our best to achieve positive result over two games. I`m sure Trakai is ready for this match and I expect them to play defensively. They`ll try to counter-attack us and we need to watch out for it and try to break their defensive lines as soon as possible.
Partizan European competitions stats (1945-2018)
|UEFA COMPETITIONS||NUMBER OF SEASONS||NUMBER OF GAMES PLAYED||WINS||DRAWS||DEFEATS||GD|
|Champions League/Champions Cup||22||105||41||24||40||161:133 (+28)|
|Cup Winners Cup||2||12||4||1||7||19:21 (-2)|
|UEFA Cup/Europa League||26||128||49||28||51||183:179 (+4)|
|OTHER COMPETITIONS||NUMBER OF SEASONS||NUMBER OF GAMES PLAYED||WINS||DRAWS||DEFEATS||GD|
|Mitropa Cup||6||28||13||9||6||60:34 (+26)|
|Fairs Cup||3||8||2||3||3||10:14 (-4)|
|ALL COMPETITIONS TOTAL||59||281||109||65||107||433:381 (+52)|