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Steaua see off Standard challenge

Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.00CET
FC Steaua Bucuresti 2-0 R. Standard de Liège The home side register twice in the second half to win.

Match statistics

SteauaStandard

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.00CET

Steaua see off Standard challenge

FC Steaua Bucuresti 2-0 R. Standard de Liège The home side register twice in the second half to win.

By Paul-Daniel Zaharia at Ghencea stadium

FC Steaua Bucuresti got their UEFA Cup Group B campaign off to a fine start after second-half goals earned the side a 2-0 win at home against R. Standard de Liège.

Diving header
Despite earnest attacking play from both teams, the game remained scoreless until Ivica Dragutinovic headed into his own net on 68 minutes in trying to clear Dorinel Munteanu's left-wing cross. With nine minutes remaining, and Standard pressing for an equaliser, Steaua's stand-in captain Adrian Neaga converted Sorin Paraschiv's cross from the opposing flank to make the game safe.

Radoi absence
Neaga was wearing the armband because Mirel Radoi was out with a knee injury, while goalkeeper Vasili Khomutovski, Tiberiu Curt and Gabriel Bostina were also missing for Steaua. Standard had Wamberto and Sérgio Conceição sidelined and Jonathan Walasiak was only fit enough for the bench.

Attacking intent
Despite the absence of so much attacking flair, Standard looked dangerous from the kick off. Sambegou Bangoura and Mohamed Tchite were a constant threat as Karel Geraerts looked to expose the languid pace of Steaua centre-backs Catalin Eugen Baciu and Sorin Ghionea.

Oprita threat
But despite all the visitors' endeavour, it was Steaua who created the better chances, with Philippe Leonard almost forced to head into his own net following good work from Neaga and Daniel Oprita. The central defender quickly showed his poise though, producing a timely intervention to deny Oprita.

Deflandre danger
Standard regained their composure during the interval and began the second half in a much more threatening fashion, with Eric Deflandre's powerful cross causing problems for Romanian goalkeeper Martin Tudor.

Parma matches
However, with the game seemingly heading towards a draw, Dragutinovic scored the crucial own goal, before Neaga added a second as Steaua claimed the win. The Romanian side now travel to Italy on 4 November to face Parma FC, whom Standard then play host to three weeks later.

Last updated: 22/10/04 11.09CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

standard liège

Standard Liège

12
TudorMartin Tudor (GK)
1
RunjeVedran Runje (GK)
2
DumitruFlorentin Dumitru
Substitution78
2
DeflandreEric Deflandre (C)
8
D MunteanuDorinel Munteanu
3
DragutinovićIvica Dragutinović
Goal68
14
DicăNicolae Dică
5
OnyewuOguchi Onyewu
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
10
Juan Ramon CurbeloJuan Ramon Curbelo
18
MarinPetre Marin
Yellow Card14
11
Van DoorenGonzague Van Dooren
19
OpritaDaniel Oprita
Substitution85
14
LéonardPhilippe Léonard
20
OgăraruGeorge Ogăraru
17
BangouraSambegou Bangoura
Substitution62
22
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
21
MumlekMiljenko Mumlek
Yellow Card58
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea
22
GeraertsKarel Geraerts
25
NeagaAdrian Neaga (C)
Goal81
Substitution88
25
TchitéMohamed Tchité
Substitution77

Substitutes

23
DobreFlorin Dobre (GK)
16
TurnbullMichael Turnbull (GK)
7
PituAdrian Pitu
13
GomezLaurent Gomez
15
NeşuMihai Neşu
15
WalasiakJonathan Walasiak
21
Andrei CristeaAndrei Cristea
19
NiemiJari Niemi
Substitution62
28
LovinFlorin Lovin
Substitution78
Yellow Card85
23
Carlos AlbertoCarlos Alberto
29
CiocoiuCristian Ciocoiu
Substitution85
24
ColinGilles Colin
Substitution77
30
FalemiNana Falemi
Substitution88
28
Jorge WistonJorge Wiston

Coach

Walter Zenga (ITA) Domenico D'Onofrio (ITA)

Referee

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Piotr Sadczuk (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Borski (POL)

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