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Steaua recover to send down Zagłębie

Published: Thursday 9 August 2007, 0.50CET
FC Steaua Bucuresti 2-1 Zagłębie Lubin (agg: 3-1) The 1986 European champions came from behind to beat Zagłębie and edge towards a group stage return.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Steaua Stadium

Match statistics

SteauaZagłębie

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 9 August 2007, 0.50CET

Steaua recover to send down Zagłębie

FC Steaua Bucuresti 2-1 Zagłębie Lubin (agg: 3-1) The 1986 European champions came from behind to beat Zagłębie and edge towards a group stage return.

FC Steaua Bucuresti edged closer to their second successive appearance in the group stage by coming from behind to secure a 3-1 aggregate win against Polish side Zagłębie Lubin.

Comeback
European champions in 1986, Steaua ended a ten-year wait to grace the UEFA Champions League proper last season and are one round away from repeating the feat after earning a third qualifying round tie against FC BATE Borisov. They had to work for their victory in Bucharest, however: Michał Stasiak levelled the aggregate scores on the half-hour before goals from Banel Nicolita and substitute Dorel Zaharia saw Steaua through.

Zapata mistake
Zagłębie had begun brightly and a minute after Manuel Arboleda was denied by the upright, Stasiak made it 1-1 on aggregate as he pounced on a goalkeeping error by Robinson Zapata. Parity was short-lived, though. Nicolita's free-kick crept inside the post for the equaliser, yet Steaua did not have it all their own way. Zapata was given plenty of opportunities to make amends for his mistake in the second half, denying Michał Goliński and Rui Miguel, while at the other end Adrian Neaga struck the crossbar. Zaharia finally sealed the win eight minutes from time to the relief of the home crowd.

Last updated: 09/08/07 10.36CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

zagłębie

Zagłębie

1
ZapataRobinson Zapata (GK)
5
ArboledaManuel Arboleda
4
GolańskiPaweł Golański
8
BartczakMateusz Bartczak
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
19
BartczakGrzegorz Bartczak
18
MarinPetre Marin
Yellow Card50
11
ChałbińskiMichał Chałbiński
Substitution57
5
RadaIonuţ Rada
3
Tiago GomesTiago Gomes
Yellow Card11
8
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
77
GolińskiMichał Goliński
25
NeagaAdrian Neaga
Substitution80
7
JwanskiMacij Jwanski (C)
Yellow Card74
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Goal37
Substitution90+2
9
ŁobodzińskiWojciech Łobodziński
20
LovinFlorin Lovin
4
StasiakMichał Stasiak
Goal29
Yellow Card88
26
CroitoruMarius Croitoru
Yellow Card62
Substitution71
1
VáclavíkMichal Václavík (GK)
10
DicăNicolae Dică
24
PetroñMarcin Petroñ
Substitution71

Substitutes

12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
27
AlunderisVidas Alunderis
15
NeşuMihai Neşu
14
JackiewiczDariusz Jackiewicz
29
BădoiValentin Bădoi
Substitution71
Yellow Card78
20
KolendowiczRobert Kolendowicz
Substitution71
30
ZahariaDorel Zaharia
Substitution80
Goal83
17
Rui MiguelRui Miguel
Substitution72
28
ComanGigel Coman
30
PtakAleksander Ptak (GK)
7
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Substitution90+2
6
SzczypkowskiAndrzej Szczypkowski
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
33
WłodarczykPiotr Włodarczyk
Substitution57
Substitution72

Coach

Gheorghe Hagi (ROU) Czesław Michniewicz (POL)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Philip Sharp (ENG), Richard West (ENG)

Fourth official

Andre Marriner (ENG)

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