New season kicks-off with a CL round 2 qualifier when Partizan will meet with rival from former Yugoslavia days, Buducnost Podgorica.
First leg will be played on Tuesday, 11th of July, at Partizan ground from 20.45h CET with live coverage from Arena Sport TV1 and RTS1.
Partizan and Buducnost never met in European competitions before but played quite a few cup and league games when Serbia and Montengero were part of the same country.
As for cup meetings, Partizan and Buducnost met five times, with Partizan winning five game, Buducnost one, while one was drawn.
PARTIZAN v BUDUĆNOST, basic meetings history:
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Miroslav Djukic ahead of Buducnost clash:
– We are hundred percent ready and there should never be any excuses. We showed we are ready and eager during pre-season friendlies. What makes me feel confident and assured is that I`m working with top team and good lads.
When you sign for Partizan you know what is expected from you. You accept the challenger or you don`t. I`m ready for it, because I have a lovely group of players here, ready to challenge things. We are ready to battle and to achieve club`s aims. We are eagerly awaiting tomorrow`s game to see how this new Partizan looks like on the field, to see how we play and finish stuff. I have a great desire to see good and attacking Partizan.
Buducnost is one organized and firm side. We have to take charge of tomorrow`s game, to lead the pace, they will play a waiting game and tru to punish us via counters. This is 180 minutes game so we have to work and build with patience. We shouldn`t rush things as that can lead to mistakes being made.
Marko Jankovic on tomorrow`s game:
– It`s up to us, we play at home and we are all aware we have to be top to go through. We have more quality but we need to be cautious. We won double last season, now we have new target – to qualify for CL or EL group stage.