Furthermore, Nkutwisang said at the end of it all, Partizan
Bardejov was a good side and they had learnt a lot from them despite winning with a slim margin.
Michael Wilde's opportunity, as well as some busy play from Jamie Insall, kept Partizan
on their toes but for the bulk of the game The Nomads were tested relentlessly by a pacy and disciplined Partizan
outfit and the boss was full of praise for the opposition: "I was disappointed that we should have been 1-0 up with Michael Wilde's header, it's a fantastic opportunity.
Nomads manager Andy Morrison was proud of his side after last week's effort and is hoping for a similar performance in the Partizan
It was hardly surprising to see Partizan
dominating the ball from the off in what was largely one-way traffic throughout the first half with the first chance falling to ex Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic on six minutes.
P BELGRADE (Serbia) Founded: 1945 Stadium: Partizan
(32,710) Manager: Savo Milosevic.
Centre-back Markovic, who celebrated his 18th birthday last week, only made his Partizan
bow in February's Europa League round-of-32 defeat to Viktoria Plzen.
He said: "I think my arrival would be an expensive investment for Partizan
. That's the situation now but you never know."
's win was marred by the violent scenes as Seydouba Soumah held his nerve to open the scoring from the penalty spot after the break.
The third qualifying round first-leg match was not entirely incident-free, however, as Partizan
fans threw firecrackers at Olympiakos midfielder Marko Marin when he went to take a corner and a plastic bottle at a visiting player as the teams went off at half-time.
The Catalans had earlier defeated pre-tournament favourites Partizan
Belgrade 85-82 in the semi-final.
The three-goal mountain Augsburg had to climb against Partizan
was long and strenuous, but the Bavarians may have been the first club to make the group stage worth watching.
Both Steaua and Partizan
Belgrade are no longer considered sides to be feared in Europe, but a keen contest can be expected with their continental pedigree and domestic dominance still tending to be shown at this stage of the competition.