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Nonda strikes twice to deny Steaua

Published: Thursday 14 August 2008
Galatasaray AŞ 2-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Steaua were two up within 12 minutes but a pair of Shabani Nonda goals kept injury-hit Galatasaray in the tie.
by Türker Tozar
from Istanbul
Nonda strikes twice to deny Steaua
Shabani Nonda's goals kept Galatasaray in the tie ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GalatasaraySteaua

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 14 August 2008

Nonda strikes twice to deny Steaua

Galatasaray AŞ 2-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Steaua were two up within 12 minutes but a pair of Shabani Nonda goals kept injury-hit Galatasaray in the tie.

Galatasaray AŞ recovered from two goals down to salvage a home draw with FC Steaua Bucureşti in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Nonda double
Steaua looked on course to take a lead back to Romania in a fortnight when Dairo Moreno and Bănel Nicoliţă struck in a first 12 minutes. Shabani Nonda quickly pulled one back, however, and his second goal just after half-time ensured there will be all to play for in Bucharest.

Steaua strike
The home side were deprived the services of Harry Kewell, Tobias Linderoth and Ümit Karan through injury and were behind in the fourth minute. Aykut Erçetin's goal kick fell to Moreno and the Colombian entered the box and calmly beat the keeper. Eight minutes later a Steaua throw-in was picked up by Nicoliţă five metres from goal and his powerful shot doubled the lead.

Equaliser
Despite those setbacks the 20,000 home fans continued to support their team and were given hope on 18 minutes when Nonda struck from close range. An equaliser nearly arrived not long before the break when Arda Turan found Nonda but Robinson Zapata made a fine reflex save. Two minutes into the second half an Arda cross from the left was headed in by the Congolese striker.

Visitors hold out
Now the pressure was on Steaua to hold out and they did so with some comfort despite the introduction of Barış Özbek and Sabri Sarıoğlu. Galatasaray, meanwhile, will hope the return of injured players in a fortnight inspires them to the group stage.

Last updated: 14/08/08 0.05CET

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Lineups

galatasaray

Galatasaray

steaua

Steaua

1
Aykut ErçetinAykut Erçetin (GK)
1
ZapataRobinson Zapata (GK)
2
Emre GüngörEmre Güngör
Substitution67
4
GolańskiPaweł Golański
Substitution74
21
Emre AşıkEmre Aşık
3
GoianDorin Goian
5
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
Yellow Card80
76
Servet ÇetinServet Çetin
14
TojaJuan Carlos Toja
Substitution81
22
Hakan BaltaHakan Balta
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Goal13
Yellow Card43
66
Arda TuranArda Turan
8
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
Substitution61
14
Mehmet TopalMehmet Topal
Substitution46
20
LovinFlorin Lovin
11
Hasan ŞaşHasan Şaş (C)
Yellow Card43
Substitution78
18
MarinPetre Marin
10
LincolnLincoln
10
Dayro MorenoDayro Moreno
Goal5
20
NondaShabani Nonda
Goal19
Goal47
11
ArthuroArthuro

Substitutes

26
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
18
Ayhan AkmanAyhan Akman
21
OchiroşiiIulian Ochiroşii
60
Alparslan ErdemAlparslan Erdem
28
StancuBogdan Stancu
74
Volkan YamanVolkan Yaman
30
Tiago GomesTiago Gomes
Substitution81
8
Barış ÖzbekBarış Özbek
Substitution46
25
NeagaAdrian Neaga
55
Sabri SarıoğluSabri Sarıoğlu
Substitution67
15
NeşuMihai Neşu
Substitution74
83
ŞentürkErhan Şentürk
Substitution78
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea
Substitution61

Coach

Michael Skibbe (GER) Marius Lacatus (ROU)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Stéphane Duhamel (FRA), Laurent Ugo (FRA)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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