National Arena Filip II Macedonian - Skopje 23/07/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Second qualifying round, Second leg

Vardar - Steaua
1-2
Aggregate: 1-5
 

Vardar - Steaua 1-2 - 23/07/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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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

Vardar
Steaua

1

Goals scored

2

0

Possession (%)

0

11

Total attempts

29

5

on target

13

6

off target

9

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

2

4

Corners

7

1

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

16

14

Fouls suffered

8

Lineups

vardar

Vardar

steaua

Steaua

1Pavlović (GK)12Tătăruşanu (GK)
4Bojovic (C)4Szukała
Yellow Card44
5Tanevski5Pintilii
Yellow Card9
Substitution77
6Petrović
Substitution80
6Gardoş
13Petrov14Latovlevici
17Stojkov
Substitution67
17Georgievski
18Reljić22Pîrvulescu
Substitution54
20Giménez
Substitution89
23Stanciu
23Kostovski
Goal45+1
25Piovaccari
Yellow Card16
Goal23
Substitution46
24Temelkov55Bourceanu (C)
Goal72
26Cikarski77Popa

Substitutes

12Zahov (GK)1Niță (GK)
3Dimitrovski2Râpă
7Manevski
Substitution80
8Filip
8Simjanoski
Substitution89
11Prepeliţă
10Georgiev
Substitution67
30Răduţ
Substitution77
21Acevski80Iancu
Substitution54
29Lazarevski90Nikolić
Substitution46

Coaches

Blagoja Milevski (MKD) Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU)

Referee

Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)

Press kits

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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