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
Yellow Card18
2Râpă
6Tsarikayev4Szukała
7Miroshnichenko7Chipciu
Substitution88
9Pizzelli8Filip
Yellow Card45
10Khayrullin
Substitution55
10C. Tănase (C)
11Danilo Neco11Prepeliţă
Goal78
16Arzumanyan
Goal87
14Latovlevici
Yellow Card20
21Korobkin
Goal58
28Keșerü
Goal44
Substitution71
70Anderson Mineiro33Varela
86Antonov
Yellow Card65
Substitution75
77Popa
Substitution84

Substitutes

40Bekbaev (GK)95Cojocaru (GK)
17Tagybergen9Iancu
Substitution88
Yellow Card90
18Shabalin12Stanciu
Substitution84
23Logvinenko18Sânmărtean
78Zenkovich
Substitution75
19Lemnaru
Substitution71
80Kapadze
Substitution55
22Pîrvulescu
95Aimbetov26Neagu

Coaches

Vladimir Gazzaev (RUS) Constantin Gâlcă (ROU)

Referee

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Press kits

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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