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Steaua seal Romanian Super Cup success

Published: Wednesday 10 July 2013, 23.25CET
FC Steaua București scored three first-half goals to lift the Romanian Super Cup for the first time since 2006 thanks to a comprehensive victory over ten-man FC Petrolul Ploiești.
Steaua seal Romanian Super Cup success
Steaua celebrate their first Romanian Super Cup win since 2006 ©Niculae Profir
Published: Wednesday 10 July 2013, 23.25CET

Steaua seal Romanian Super Cup success

FC Steaua București scored three first-half goals to lift the Romanian Super Cup for the first time since 2006 thanks to a comprehensive victory over ten-man FC Petrolul Ploiești.

FC Steaua București have won the Romanian Super Cup for the sixth time in their history, beating FC Petrolul Ploiești 3-0 in Bucharest.

The Romanian champions, who last won the Super Cup in 2006, took the lead on 21 minutes when Cristian Tănase's cross was converted by Stefan Nikolić from close range. They were quickly presented with a chance to cement their lead, Petrolul's Ruben Enza-Yamissi receiving a second yellow card for a foul in the area. The resulting penalty kick was taken by Steaua captain Alexandru Bourceanu, who was denied by Peçanha in the Petrolul goal.

However, Steaua made their numerical advantage count. Łukasz Szukała increased the lead with a header just after the half-hour before Mihai Doru Pintilii made it three with a spectacular goal in the 42nd minute. There were no surprises in the second half as Steaua saw out the game to get their season off to the perfect start. The capital club start their UEFA Champions League campaign in the second qualifying round against FK Vardar on 16 July.

Last updated: 11/07/13 0.26CET

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