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Steaua silence Vardar in Skopje

Published: Tuesday 23 July 2013, 23.45CET
FK Vardar 1-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti (agg: 1-5)
There was no miracle in Skopje as the Romanian champions set up a third qualifying round meeting with FC Dinamo Tbilisi.
by Emil Gasevski
from National Arena Filip II Macedonian
Steaua silence Vardar in Skopje
Steaua eased through with a second victory in the tie against Vardar ©FK Vardar

Match statistics

VardarSteaua

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts11
 
29
on target5
 
13
off target6
 
9
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
2
Corners4
 
7
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
16
Fouls suffered14
 
8
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 23 July 2013, 23.45CET

Steaua silence Vardar in Skopje

FK Vardar 1-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti (agg: 1-5)
There was no miracle in Skopje as the Romanian champions set up a third qualifying round meeting with FC Dinamo Tbilisi.

FC Steaua Bucureşti set up a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round meeting with FC Dinamo Tbilisi with a minimum of fuss, overcoming FK Vardar 2-1 in Skopje.

Already 3-0 up from the first leg, Steaua showed no sign of losing their grip on the tie, with goals from Federico Piovaccari and captain Alexandru Bourceanu wrapping up victory, though Jovan Kostovski's header on the stroke of half-time gave the home fans in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia something to celebrate.

Piovaccari fired just over on the half-volley early on but any faults on his range-finder had been fixed by the 23rd minute when he gave Steaua the lead, tucking the ball away from close range after a great ball from Nicolae Stanciu. The Italian striker would have doubled his tally inside half an hour had Vardar goalkeeper Igor Pavlović not got behind his shot from ten metres.

Pavlović kept his side in the game again on 36 minutes, saving at the second attempt from Stanciu after the initial effort had hit the frame of the goal. Indeed, for a while it seemed that intervention might be significant, because Kostovski nodded in an equaliser moments before the interval from Jorge Giménez’s delivery.

Kostovski headed narrowly off target five minutes after the restart too, and Aco Stojkov drew a decent stop from Steaua goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu close to the hour mark, only for Romania's champions to move up a gear to restore their advantage. Adrian Popa picked out Bourceanu in the box, with the skipper finishing calmly. It might have ended worse for Vardar, had Stanciu's attempt in the 82nd minute not hit the post.

Last updated: 24/07/13 16.55CET

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Lineups

vardar

Vardar

steaua

Steaua

1
PavlovićIgor Pavlović (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
4
BojovicRadenko Bojovic (C)
4
SzukałaŁukasz Szukała
Yellow Card44
5
TanevskiZlatko Tanevski
5
PintiliiMihai Pintilii
Yellow Card9
Substitution77
6
PetrovićAleksandar Petrović
Substitution80
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
13
PetrovFilip Petrov
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
17
StojkovAco Stojkov
Substitution67
17
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
18
ReljićStevan Reljić
22
PîrvulescuPaul Pîrvulescu
Substitution54
20
GiménezJorge Giménez
Substitution89
23
StanciuNicolae Stanciu
23
KostovskiJovan Kostovski
Goal45+1
25
PiovaccariFederico Piovaccari
Yellow Card16
Goal23
Substitution46
24
TemelkovAleksandar Temelkov
55
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu (C)
Goal72
26
CikarskiMite Cikarski
77
PopaAdrian Popa

Substitutes

12
ZahovKostadin Zahov (GK)
1
NițăFlorin Niță (GK)
3
DimitrovskiVladimir Dimitrovski
2
RâpăCornel Râpă
7
ManevskiBorce Manevski
Substitution80
8
FilipLucian Filip
8
SimjanoskiZarko Simjanoski
Substitution89
11
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
10
GeorgievDragan Georgiev
Substitution67
30
RăduţMihai Răduţ
Substitution77
21
AcevskiAndrej Acevski
80
IancuGabriel Iancu
Substitution54
29
LazarevskiDimitrija Lazarevski
90
NikolićStefan Nikolić
Substitution46

Coach

Blagoja Milevski (MKD) Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU)

Referee

Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)

Assistant referees

Igor Bytskalo (UKR), Semen Shlonchak (UKR)

Fourth official

Viktor Shvetsov (UKR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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