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Southampton undone by Raducanu

Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.07CET
FC Steaua Bucuresti 1-0 Southampton FC (agg: 2-1) A late goal from Claudiu Raducanu gives Steaua victory.

Match statistics

SteauaSouthampton

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 15 October 2003, 21.07CET

Southampton undone by Raducanu

FC Steaua Bucuresti 1-0 Southampton FC (agg: 2-1) A late goal from Claudiu Raducanu gives Steaua victory.

An 84th-minute goal from Claudiu Raducanu propelled Romanian side FC Steaua Bucuresti into the UEFA Cup second round at the expense of Southampton FC.

Unlikely success
Steaua's leading marksman popped up to knock in Valeriu Rachita's low cross and provide Victor Piturca's side with an unlikely 2-1 aggregate success.

Radoi to the rescue
Southampton, with England internationals James Beattie and Kevin Phillips in their starting lineup, looked to have learned their lessons from the first leg, and came close to breaking the deadlock on the half-hour. But a Fabrice Fernandes cross was scrambled to safety by Steaua captain Matei Radoi with Phillips and Jason Dodd lurking dangerously inside the penalty area.

Bostina slip
Steaua responded with four corners in quick succession. They fashioned their best scoring chance of the opening period after 34 minutes, but Gabriel Bostina slipped as he latched on to Marian Aliuca's pass and scooped the ball high over the bar with only Antti Niemi to beat.

Phillips denied
Southampton then replied with their best chance of the opening 45 minutes on the stroke of half-time but Phillips was denied by Vitali Khomutouski's outstretched left leg. Southampton raised the tempo in the second half as Steaua were forced to adopt counter-attacking tactics. The visitors were almost rewarded when Beattie headed down Danny Higginbotham's cross only for Rory Delap to miss the ball five metres from goal.

Raducanu late strike
Anders Svensson and Paul Telfer both went close with shots from range, but Raducanu - who scored in the opening leg - managed to break the deadlock to see Piturca's side through.

Last updated: 16/10/03 10.16CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

southampton

Southampton

33
KhomutovskiVasili Khomutovski (GK)
Yellow Card86
14
Antti NiemiAntti Niemi (GK)
2
DumitruFlorentin Dumitru
2
DoddJason Dodd (C)
3
RachitaValeriu Rachita
5
LundekvamClaus Lundekvam
5
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
Yellow Card33
7
PhillipsKevin Phillips
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
9
BeattieJames Beattie
Yellow Card43
Substitution87
8
StoicaPompiliu Stoica
11
Michael SvenssonMichael Svensson
10
AliuţăMarian Aliuţă
Substitution57
12
A. SvenssonAnders Svensson
11
BoştinăGabriel Boştină
18
DelapRory Delap
Yellow Card33
14
RaducanuClaudiu Raducanu
Yellow Card41
Goal83
Substitution88
19
HigginbothamDanny Higginbotham
19
OpritaDaniel Oprita
Substitution69
29
FernandesFabrice Fernandes
29
MuticaDorel Mutica
33
TelferPaul Telfer

Substitutes

12
TudorMartin Tudor (GK)
1
Paul JonesPaul Jones (GK)
4
CurtTiberiu Curt
15
HallFitz Hall
7
PituAdrian Pitu
20
PruttonDavid Prutton
18
FalemiNana Falemi
Substitution57
21
TessemJo Tessem
Substitution87
20
OgăraruGeorge Ogăraru
Substitution88
30
GriffitLeandre Henri Griffit
22
NanuStefan Nanu
31
FollyYoann Folly
27
DinitaLaurentiu Dinita
Substitution69
36
OrmerodBrett Ormerod

Coach

Victor Piturca (ROU) Gordon Strachan (SCO)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Ingemar Larsson (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)

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