The official website for European football

Twente task too tough for Vaslui

Published: Wednesday 3 August 2011, 21.50CET
SC Vaslui 0-0 FC Twente (agg: 0-2)
There was no way back for the Romanian side as a controlled performance comfortably won the tie for Co Adriaanse's men.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Stadionul Ceahlăul
Twente task too tough for Vaslui
Twente made comfortable progress to the play-offs ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 3 August 2011, 21.50CET

Twente task too tough for Vaslui

SC Vaslui 0-0 FC Twente (agg: 0-2)
There was no way back for the Romanian side as a controlled performance comfortably won the tie for Co Adriaanse's men.

A comeback never looked to be on the cards for SC Vaslui, as FC Twente maintained their 2-0 first-leg advantage to take a place in Friday's UEFA Champions League play-off draw.

Steven Berghuis and Bryan Ruiz proved to be the dominant forces on the field for the Dutch side, as Twente's fluid passing kept the pressure on the home side. Although Răzvan Neagu, Raul Costin and Mike Temwanjera fashioned decent openings for Vaslui, Twente looked likelier scorers with Vytautas Černiauskas making fine saves to keep his side in the game either side of the break.

Marc Janko provided the first real threat to Černiauskas's goal after 25 minutes, getting past the Lithuanian goalkeeper but finding himself unable to slide a shot in on target with retreating defenders crowding him out. Neagu fired just wide five minutes from the break, but Vaslui then had another reprieve as Černiauskas pushed Luuk de Jong's shot wide in the closing seconds of the half.

The 19-year-old Berghuis drew another excellent block from the Vaslui No12 after the hour, and Janko then rattled the crossbar as a quick Twente break left Viorel Hizo's men chasing shadows. The Romanian side imposed themselves a little more thereafter, and Nikolay Mihaylov had to fend off a powerful Costin shot with 15 minutes to go. Zimbabwean forward Temwanjera's header then failed to find the target, but for all their willing, Vaslui could never really hurt their guests who must now turn their attentions to the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

Last updated: 04/08/11 1.03CET

Related information

Team profiles
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1653491.html#twente+task+tough+vaslui

UEFA.com features

Who has won titles in the most European nations?
  • Who has won titles in the most European nations?
  • Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it
  • Story so far: Real Madrid CF
  • Guingamp magic floors Paris
  • Fenerbahçe great Alex calls time on career
  • Gabbiadini inspires high-flying Sampdoria
  • UEFA Champions League round of 16 classics
  • UEFA Europa League stars and strikes
  • Deciding drama: The best of matchday six
  • UEFA Youth League group stage by numbers
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.