National Arena - Bucharest 21/02/2013 - 21:05CET (22:05 local time)

Round of 32, Second leg

Steaua - Ajax
2-0
Aggregate: 2-2 Steaua 4-2 win on penalties
 

Steaua - Ajax 2-0 - 21/02/2013 - Match page - UEFA Europa League 2013

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Latovlevici shines as Steaua beat Ajax on penalties

Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 23.00CET
Latovlevici shines as Steaua beat Ajax on penalties
Vlad Chiricheş celebrates his stunning second-half strike ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Steaua Bucureşti cancelled out a two-goal first-leg deficit to triumph 2-0 on the night, before outwitting AFC Ajax in the first penalty shoot-out witnessed in the UEFA Europa League knockout stage.

Long before the spot-kick drama, though, the game had burst into life when Iasmin Latovlevici scored after 38 minutes, before Vlad Chiricheş' stunning second-half strike prolonged events for a further half an hour. Still, this round of 32 tie remained locked at 2-2, and after Lasse Schøne and Niklas Moisander spurned their penalties, Latovlevici kept his composure for a second time to set up a last-16 encounter with Chelsea FC. 

 

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Last updated: 22/02/2013 00:06 CET

Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Steaua
Ajax

2

Goals scored

0

3

Attempts on target

1

4

Attempts off target

8

9

Corners

8

10

Offsides

3

13

Fouls committed

14

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • The penalties are over.
  • Penalty
    Latovlevici (Steaua) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Penalty
    Moisander (Ajax) misses from the penalty spot.
  • Penalty
    Filip (Steaua) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Penalty
    S. De Jong (Ajax) scores from the penalty spot.

See also

  • Steaua

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Chelsea, 07 March 2013, 1-0
  • Ajax

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