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May 22, 2013

Soccer-Partizan win sixth successive Serbian league title

BELGRADE, May 22 (Reuters) – Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade won their 25th league title and a record sixth in a row with a match to spare after a 2-0 win at relegated Smederevo on Wednesday.

The win left them eight points clear of city rivals Red Star before the final round of games.

May 18, 2013

Soccer-Partizan win troubled Belgrade derby as 92 fans arrested

BELGRADE, May 18 (Reuters) – Fan violence outside Partizan’s stadium overshadowed a tepid Belgrade derby that the league leaders won 1-0 against Red Star on Saturday thanks to a stunning late free kick from Milos Jojic.

More than 90 fans were arrested before the match after Partizan’s team bus was pelted with rocks when approaching the stadium and rival supporters also fought running battles on Belgrade’s outskirts, Serbian police said in a statement.

May 17, 2013

Soccer-Red Star’s Sa Pinto braced for title comeback derby

BELGRADE, May 17 (Reuters) – Ricardo Sa Pinto had only a forlorn hope of ending Red Star Belgrade’s title drought when he became coach in March but the club is on the verge of completing a memorable fightback when they visit Partizan on Saturday.

Red Star, who last won the Serbian championship in 2007 before relinquishing their supremacy to bitter city foes Partizan, were 11 points behind the champions and league leaders when the 40-year old former Portugal forward replaced Aleksandar Jankovic.

May 11, 2013

Soccer-Partizan and Red Star set up Belgrade title showdown

BELGRADE, May 11 (Reuters) – Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade and bitter city foes Red Star set up a potentially explosive derby next weekend after winning on Saturday to continue their two-horse title race.

Partizan, aiming for a record sixth successive league crown, triumphed 1-0 at struggling Radnicki Kragujevac to stay two points clear of second-placed Red Star who beat OFK Belgrade by the same score.

May 1, 2013

Dortmund’s Subotic relieved to reach biggest career game

MADRID (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic was a relieved man after they weathered a late Real Madrid onslaught to reach the Champions League final and set up the biggest game of his life.

The German side nearly paid the price for missing several chances at the Bernabeu but held on for a 4-3 aggregate win despite losing 2-0 after conceding late goals on Tuesday and could feature in an all-German showpiece at Wembley on May 25.

May 1, 2013

Soccer-Dortmund’s Subotic relieved to reach biggest career game

MADRID, May 1 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic was a relieved man after they weathered a late Real Madrid onslaught to reach the Champions League final and set up the biggest game of his life.

The German side nearly paid the price for missing several chances at the Bernabeu but held on for a 4-3 aggregate win despite losing 2-0 after conceding late goals on Tuesday and could feature in an all-German showpiece at Wembley on May 25.

Apr 29, 2013

Barcelona to show real colors at Euroleague Final Four: Tomic

MADRID (Reuters) – Injury-hit Barcelona were picked apart by traditional rivals Real Madrid on Sunday but their meeting at the Euroleague Final Four in London next month will be a different story, Barca center Ante Tomic told Reuters.

The Spanish rivals will clash for berth in the grand final of Europe’s premier club basketball competition while holders Olympiakos Piraeus take on CSKA Moscow in the other semi in London’s O2 Arena hosting the showpiece event from May 10-12.

Apr 13, 2013

Soccer-Milijas hat-trick keeps Red Star in title hunt

BELGRADE, April 13 (Reuters) – Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Nenad Milijas scored a rare treble to give 1991 European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade a 4-1 home win over Serbian first division rivals Spartak Subotica on Saturday.

The result left Red Star second in the 16-team league, four points behind champions Partizan Belgrade who stayed in the driving seat after captain Sasa Ilic converted a second-minute penalty to give them a laboured 1-0 win a Javor Ivanjica.

Apr 7, 2013

Soccer-Red Star trim Partizan’s lead in Serbia

BELGRADE, April 7 (Reuters) – Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade’s lead was cut to four points after they lost 2-1 at home to Vojvodina Novi Sad on Sunday and 1991 European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade won 1-0 at bottom club Smederevo.

Partizan, chasing a record sixth successive league title, have 51 points from 22 matches. Red Star have 47 while Vojvodina stayed third with 44, five more than fourth-placed Jagodina.

Apr 3, 2013

Soccer-Dauda shines as Red Star close gap on Partizan

BELGRADE, April 3 (Reuters) – Nigerian striker Abiola Dauda scored his first two goals for Red Star Belgrade as the 1991 European Cup winners beat Hajduk Kula 3-0 at home on Wednesday to close on Serbian champions and league leaders Partizan Belgrade.

The result left Red Star second on 44 points from 21 matches, six behind Partizan who visit seventh-placed Sloboda Uzice on Thursday.

    • About Zoran

      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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