Tsentralniy - Aktobe 30/07/2014 - 17:00CET (20:00 local time)

Third qualifying round, First leg

Aktobe - Steaua
2-2

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Steaua concede late equaliser at Aktobe

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 20.00CET
FC Aktobe 2-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti
The Kazakh title holders twice came from behind to ensure this tie remains in the balance ahead of next week's return in Romania.
by Dimitri Sharov
from Tsentralniy Stadium
Steaua concede late equaliser at Aktobe
Claudiu Keșerü wheels away after opening the scoring for Steaua ©Ilya Tarasenko
 

Match statistics

Aktobe
Steaua

2

Goals scored

2

17

Total attempts

11

9

on target

5

7

off target

4

7

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

2

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

19

Fouls committed

17

14

Fouls suffered

17

Lineups

aktobe

Aktobe

steaua

Steaua

55Sidelnikov (GK) (C)24Arlauskis (GK)
3Muldarov
18
2Râpă
6Tsarikayev4Szukała
7Miroshnichenko7Chipciu
88
9Pizzelli8Filip
45
10Khayrullin
55
10C. Tănase (C)
11Danilo Neco11Prepeliţă
78
16Arzumanyan
87
14Latovlevici
20
21Korobkin
58
28Keșerü
44
71
70Anderson Mineiro33Varela
86Antonov
65
75
77Popa
84

Substitutes

40Bekbaev (GK)95Cojocaru (GK)
17Tagybergen9Iancu
88
90
18Shabalin12Stanciu
84
23Logvinenko18Sânmărtean
78Zenkovich
75
19Lemnaru
71
80Kapadze
55
22Pîrvulescu
95Aimbetov26Neagu

Coaches

Vladimir Gazzaev (RUS) Constantin Gâlcă (ROU)

Referee

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

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Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2014, 20.00CET

Steaua concede late equaliser at Aktobe

FC Aktobe 2-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti
The Kazakh title holders twice came from behind to ensure this tie remains in the balance ahead of next week's return in Romania.

Robert Arzumanyan's late goal salvaged a draw for FC Aktobe against FC Steaua Bucureşti in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Arzumanyan's 88th-minute finish rescued a deserved draw for Aktobe in an opening instalment full of opportunities. Steaua broke the deadlock just before half-time through Claudiu Keșerü but Valeri Korobkin levelled for the hosts just before the hour. Steaua held firm against despite considerable pressure before Andrei Prepeliţă gave them a second away goal, only for Arzumanyan's late intervention to leave honours even.

The first half was largely dictated by Aktobe as Olexiy Antonov threatened twice in a particularly lively opening phase. However, Steaua grew into the game and opened the scoring when Keșerü capitalised on a misunderstanding between Aktobe keeper Andrei Sidelnikov and captain Andrei Sidelnikov a minute before the break.

The visitors started the second half strongest but this time it was Aktobe who scored against the run of play when Korobkin headed in Marcos Pizzelli's corner. Aktobe continued to attack but the Romanian champions once again snatched the lead, this time courtesy of Prepeliţă's long-range effort.

Igor Zenkovich squandered an opportunity to level proceedings on 83 minutes but with just two minutes of normal time remaining Arzumanyan made no mistake when he latched onto Anderson Mineiro's through ball. The return takes place in Bucharest on 6 August.

Last updated: 06/08/14 23.33CET

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