National Arena - Bucharest 07/03/2013 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Round of 16, First leg

Steaua - Chelsea
1-0

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Steaua's Rusescu makes Chelsea pay penalty

Published: Thursday 7 March 2013, 21.00CET
Steaua's Rusescu makes Chelsea pay penalty 
Steaua-Chelsea reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

FC Steaua Bucureşti will defend a narrow advantage at Stamford Bridge in a week's time after Raul Rusescu's first-half penalty and a wholehearted performance put the 2012 UEFA Champions League winners on the back foot in Bucharest.

Rusescu drilled home a 34th-minute spot kick after he had been impeded by Ryan Bertrand while attempting a header from Iasmin Latovlevici's clever cross. The 24-year-old deserved that reward for an imposing display of muscular centre-forward prowess, his partnership with Alexandru Chipciu giving John Terry and David Luiz little respite in this round of 16 opener.

 

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Last updated: 07/03/2013 21:05 CET

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Matches

 

Match statistics

Steaua
Chelsea

1

Goals scored

0

3

Attempts on target

3

5

Attempts off target

6

4

Corners

5

0

Offsides

2

15

Fouls committed

7

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Gardoş (in) - Rusescu (out) (Steaua)
  • Substitution
    82
    Leandro Tatu (in) - Tănase (out) (Steaua)
  • Substitution
    75
    Marin (in) - Hazard (out) (Chelsea)
  • Yellow Card
    66
    Mikel (Chelsea) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Steaua

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Chelsea, 14 March 2013, 3-1
  • Chelsea

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Steaua, 14 March 2013, 3-1
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