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Group stage - Group K

Steaua - Liverpool
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Point enough to secure Liverpool's progression

Published: Thursday 2 December 2010, 20.58CET
FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 Liverpool FC
The English side reached the round of 32 while their hosts remain best placed to join them after a draw in Bucharest.
Point enough to secure Liverpool's progression
Daniel Pacheco of Liverpool FC (right) competes with Iasmin Latovlevici ©Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 2 December 2010, 20.58CET

Point enough to secure Liverpool's progression

FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 Liverpool FC
The English side reached the round of 32 while their hosts remain best placed to join them after a draw in Bucharest.

Liverpool FC edged into the round of 32 as Group K winners with a 1-1 draw at FC Steaua Bucureşti that kept them three points ahead of their closest challengers.

Milan Jovanović's first European goal for the Reds after 19 minutes broke the deadlock but the Army Men battled back with Éder Bonfim levelling after an error by Pepe Reina just past the hour as Steaua retained second spot in Group K, two points ahead of their final opponents, SSC Napoli.

Liverpool made ten changes from the side beaten by Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday and the unfamiliarity in their ranks doubtless contributed to a disjointed opening. The first chance arrived after 15 minutes and it was a fine one that Steaua spurned as Eric Bicfalvi headed over Romeo Surdu's cross from close range.

Roy Hodgson's men made them pay for that profligacy as Ryan Babel wrong-footed the home rearguard and crossed for Jovanović to head expertly into the corner. The visitors then appeared content to play on the counterattack and were comfortable until the stroke of half-time when Bogdan Stancu escaped the attentions of Sotiris Kyrgiakos only to slice wide from close range.

Marius Lacatus's charges were brighter early in the second half but only fashioned one opportunity of note when Cristian Tănase crossed and Geraldo Alves's header was smothered by an alert Reina. The goalkeeper was not so composed on 61 minutes, however, when substitute Stanislav Angelov's centre was nodded tamely towards goal by Bonfim only for the Spain custodian to allow it to slide between his legs.

Kyrgiakos nearly restored Liverpool's lead when he out-jumped Ciprian Tătăruşanu only for his header to clip the bar while Bănel Nicoliţă narrowly missed the near post for Steaua with a 20-metre drive and Stancu the top corner with a curling effort. But with a draw in the other group match maintaining the status quo, both sides settled for a share of the spoils.

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

liverpool

Liverpool

12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
25
ReinaPepe Reina (GK) (C)
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
6
Fábio AurélioFábio Aurélio
10
TănaseCristian Tănase (C)
10
J. ColeJoe Cole
Substitution75
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
12
PachecoDaniel Pacheco
Substitution90
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Yellow Card63
14
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Goal19
Substitution79
21
Ricardo GomesRicardo Gomes
16
KyrgiakosSotiris Kyrgiakos
23
Geraldo AlvesGeraldo Alves
19
BabelRyan Babel
24
SurduRomeo Surdu
Yellow Card20
Substitution80
22
WilsonDanny Wilson
26
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Substitution46
28
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
28
StancuBogdan Stancu
33
ShelveyJonjo Shelvey
29
Éder BonfimÉder Bonfim
Goal61
Yellow Card81
34
KellyMartin Kelly

Substitutes

33
LunguCezar Lungu (GK)
1
JonesBrad Jones (GK)
3
EmegharaIfeanyi Emeghara
21
LucasLucas
Substitution90
4
AbrudanOctavian Abrudan
24
NgogDavid Ngog
Substitution75
7
SzékelyJános Székely
Substitution80
37
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
18
MartinovićNovak Martinović
38
FlanaganJon Flanagan
20
AngelovStanislav Angelov
Substitution46
39
EcclestonNathan Eccleston
Substitution79
91
MateiCosmin Matei
49
RobinsonJack Robinson

Coach

Marius Lacatus (ROU) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)

Fourth official

Hakan Ozkan (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Barış Simsek (TUR), Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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