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Buga strike floors Feyenoord

Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 0.49CET
AFC Rapid Bucuresti 1-0 Feyenoord (agg: 2-1)
Rapid booked their place in the group stage with a famous victory against the two-time winners.

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Rapid BucureştiFeyenoord

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

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Published: Friday 30 September 2005, 0.49CET

Buga strike floors Feyenoord

AFC Rapid Bucuresti 1-0 Feyenoord (agg: 2-1)
Rapid booked their place in the group stage with a famous victory against the two-time winners.

AFC Rapid Bucharesti booked their place in the group stages of the UEFA Cup with a final 2-1 aggregate win against Feyenoord. Mugurel Buga was the hero, heading the decisive goal after 12 minutes of the second leg in the Romanian capital.

Wasteful Dutch
Rapid put themselves in a strong position with a 1-1 draw in the Netherlands two weeks ago and proved too organised for Feyenoord on home soil. Erwin Koeman's side enjoyed the lion's share of possession at the Giulesti stadium but were continually wasteful in the final third. Rapid held on to seal a superb 1-0 win on the night and advance past a team who currently sit top of the Eredivisie.

Buga header
Netherlands striker Dirk Kuijt signalled the visitors' intentions with a stinging early drive which sailed over the bar from 20 metres as Feyenoord dominated. But just 12 minutes into the game Buga stopped the visitors in their tracks, finding enough space in the area to plant his header past goalkeeper Patrick Lodewijks.

Inspired Coman
Shinji Ono responded almost immediately for the Dutch side but could find no way past an inspired Danut Coman in the Rapid goal. Kuijt and Ono were the home side's chief tormentors during a one-sided first half but they failed to match neat build-up play with the killer touch, and Coman produced a string of fine stops.

Kuijt miss
Buga, Valentin Badoi and Nicolae Constantin had chances to extend the home side's lead as Feyenoord struggled to get going after the break. Kuijt squandered a headed chance eight minutes from time, and when Coman held Romeo Castelen's late strike the Romanian side knew they were going through.

Last updated: 30/09/05 11.15CET

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