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Steaua take command in Slovenia

Published: Wednesday 26 July 2006, 23.42CET
NK Gorica 0-2 FC Steaua Bucuresti Nicolae Dica and Victoras Iacob scored second-half goals without reply as the Romanian team took charge.

Match statistics

GoricaSteaua

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 26 July 2006, 23.42CET

Steaua take command in Slovenia

NK Gorica 0-2 FC Steaua Bucuresti Nicolae Dica and Victoras Iacob scored second-half goals without reply as the Romanian team took charge.

Nicolae Dica and Victoras Iacob scored second-half goals without reply as FC Steaua Bucuresti defeated NK Gorica in Slovenia to become even firmer favourites to reach the third and final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

Determined
Steaua reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup last season and on the evidence of this tie are determined to impress in Europe once again. Gorica, the Slovenian champions, defeated Linfield FC in the previous round but simply had no response as the team from the Romanian capital dominated possession from the off without taking advantage in the opening 45 minutes.

Improvement
Both teams passed up half-chances in the first half, but Steaua were a different proposition after the break and opened the scoring in the 54th minute as Dica curled a superb free-kick beyond Vasja Šimčič. The home goalkeeper was beaten again 12 minutes later as Iacob rose to head in a corner and leave Steaua in a commanding position.

Last updated: 27/07/06 10.36CET

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Lineups

gorica

Gorica

steaua

Steaua

12
ŠimčičVasja Šimčič (GK)
13
Carlos                                            Carlos Fernandes (GK)
3
PitamičMiha Pitamič
3
GoianDorin Goian
6
SrebrničMiran Srebrnič (C)
10
DicăNicolae Dică
Goal54
7
RaničSaša Ranič
Substitution74
11
BoştinăGabriel Boştină
Substitution70
8
N. KovačevičNebojša Kovačevič
15
NeşuMihai Neşu
14
JokićBojan Jokić
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
20
ŠturmJani Šturm
Substitution89
18
MarinPetre Marin
Yellow Card42
21
DedićRusmin Dedić
19
IacobVictoraş Iacob
Goal65
Substitution85
23
ŽivecSimon Živec
20
LovinFlorin Lovin
24
DemirovićEnes Demirović
22
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv (C)
Yellow Card57
Substitution70
25
ŠulerMarko Šuler
Yellow Card53
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea

Substitutes

1
TukečičMirza Tukečič (GK)
12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
11
VelikonjaEtien Velikonja
Substitution89
7
OpritaDaniel Oprita
Substitution70
26
RexhayGzim Rexhay
Substitution74
9
BadeaValentin Badea
Substitution85
2
NikolićDragoljub Nikolić
14
CristoceaVasilica Cristocea
Substitution70
16
JoganAlen Jogan
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
29
DjukićBojan Djukić
23
SabanKlemi Saban
31
RakuščekDanjel Rakušček
30
OchiroşiiIulian Ochiroşii

Coach

Pavel Pinni (SVN) Aurelian Cosmin Olaroiu (ROU)

Referee

Stefan Messner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Klaus Strasser (AUT), Thorsten Obwurzer (AUT)

Fourth official

Christian Steindl (AUT)

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