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Group stage - Group E

Schalke - Steaua
3-0
 

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Schalke overcome Steaua with second-half strikes

Published: Wednesday 18 September 2013, 22.00CET
Schalke overcome Steaua with second-half strikes 
Boateng joy at Schalke display ©Getty Images

FC Schalke 04 got their UEFA Champions League campaign off to a victorious start with a 3-0 home success against FC Steaua Bucureşti.

The Bundesliga outfit began well but looked to be losing control as Steaua seized the initiative either side of half-time. Yet a misguided Atsuto Uchida cross gave the hosts the breakthrough midway through the second period, paving the way for the inspirational Kevin-Prince Boateng and Julian Draxler to wrap up the Group E points in the final 12 minutes.

Match in 5

  • Uchida, Boateng and Draxler earn Schalke opening win
  • Hosts held until 67th minute
  • Königsblauen make it five unbeaten against Steaua
  • Romanian side lose on return after five-year absence
  • Schalke visit Basel next, Steaua host Chelsea

Reaction

We have managed a perfect start. I am extremely happy that we kept our third consecutive clean sheet. The team is a well-functioning unit.

Jens Keller, Schalke coach

Jens Keller, Schalke coach

We created several opportunities, but they scored their first. This happens when you make childish mistakes. It is very important to win the next match.

Laurențiu Reghecampf, Steaua coach

Laurențiu Reghecampf, Steaua coach

 

Player rater

Boateng

Top Player

Schalke 

Lineups

schalke

Schalke

steaua

Steaua

34Hildebrand (GK)12Tătăruşanu (GK)
4Höwedes (C)4Szukała
9Boateng
Goal78
5Pintilii
10Draxler
Goal85
6Gardoş
12Höger
Yellow Card41
Substitution88
10Tănase
15Aogo14Latovlevici
17Farfán
Substitution89
17Georgievski
22Uchida
Goal67
23Stanciu
Substitution60
28Szalai
Substitution82
35Kapetanos
Substitution64
32Matip55Bourceanu (C)
Yellow Card29
33Neustädter77Popa
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

1Fährmann (GK)1Niță (GK)
5Felipe Santana8Filip
7Meyer11Prepeliţă
8Goretzka
Substitution88
19Cristea
Substitution73
Yellow Card81
11Clemens
Substitution89
20Leandro Tatu
Substitution60
Substitution73
23Fuchs
Substitution82
25Piovaccari
Substitution64
24Ayhan33Varela

Coaches

Jens Keller (GER) Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Standings

Last updated: 19/09/2013 09:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Schalke
Steaua

3

Goals scored

0

56

Possession (%)

44

13

Total attempts

10

8

on target

6

5

off target

4

2

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

5

2

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

17

17

Fouls suffered

11

706

Passes

518

552

completed

366

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Steaua's dreadful run against German sides in UEFA competition continues - they are now winless in their last 15 fixtures in these encounters. Schalke record successive UEFA Champions League group stage matchday one wins for the first time ever.
  • Substitution
    89
    Clemens (in) - Farfán (out) (Schalke)
  • Substitution
    88
    Goretzka (in) - Höger (out) (Schalke)
  • Goal
    85
    Draxler (Schalke) scores!
    Julian Draxler flicks Christian Fuchs's intelligent throughball over the onrushing Ciprian Tătăruşanu.
  • Substitution
    82
    Fuchs (in) - Szalai (out) (Schalke)

See also

  • Schalke

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Basel, 01 October 2013, 0-1
  • Steaua

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Chelsea, 01 October 2013, 0-4
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