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Superb Steaua overwhelm Lens

Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.57CET
FC Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 RC Lens Nicolae Dica (2), Victoras Iacob and Dorin Goian (pictured) scored as Steaua shone in the capital.

Match statistics

SteauaLens

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target1
 
1
Corners1
 
3
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.57CET

Superb Steaua overwhelm Lens

FC Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 RC Lens Nicolae Dica (2), Victoras Iacob and Dorin Goian (pictured) scored as Steaua shone in the capital.

FC Steaua Bucuresti carried their superb domestic form into the UEFA Cup as they overwhelmed ten-man RC Lens in the Romanian capital.

Dica class
Steaua showed why they are unbeaten and leading the Romanian First Division after nine games by plundering all four goals in the opening 63 minutes. Nicolae Dica was Steaua's tormentor-in-chief, scoring in either half after Victoras Iacob and Dorin Goian had each found the net with a shade over 15 minutes gone. Lens' miserable evening was capped when striker Aruna Dindane was sent off for two bookable offences on 79 minutes.

Goian opener
Steaua took the lead in the 13th minute when Iacob headed Mihai Nesu's cross into the top left-hand corner. Goian doubled the advantage three minutes later, the defender sweeping the ball in from close range following Gabriel Bostina's accurate corner from the right. Lens attempted to stage a recovery as Seydou Keita shot wide from the edge of the penalty area, before Alou Diarra's effort was blocked by defender Sorin Ghionea.

Advantage doubled
Things got worse for the French outfit two minutes before the break when Steaua put the game beyond their reach by registering a third, Dica collecting Iacob's pass and curling a superb strike past goalkeeper Charles Itandje and into the bottom right-hand corner. Nesu threatened to pile the agony on Lens with a fourth goal seven minutes into the second half, but Nicolas Gillet did well to block the midfield player's shot.

Dindane dismissed
Dica's second goal of the night arrived on 63 minutes when the striker rifled a brilliant right-footed shot high into the net from outside the penalty area. With heads already down, Lens were reduced to ten men when Ivorian forward Aruna felled George Ogararu to again earn the wrath of referee Athanassios Briakos, who had booked him 14 minutes earlier for hauling down Nesu.

Last updated: 21/10/05 10.50CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

lens

Lens

33
KhomutovskiVasili Khomutovski (GK)
30
ItandjeCharles Itandje (GK)
3
GoianDorin Goian
Goal16
3
HiltonHilton
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
Substitution80
4
CoulibalyAdama Coulibaly
Substitution45
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea
5
GilletNicolas Gillet
20
OgăraruGeorge Ogăraru
34
BarulPatrick Barul
15
NeşuMihai Neşu
32
Assou-EkottoBenoît Assou-Ekotto
11
BoştinăGabriel Boştină
23
A. DiarraAlou Diarra (C)
Substitution74
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Substitution78
26
DemontYohan Demont
22
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
8
KeitaSeydou Keita
Substitution45
19
IacobVictoraş Iacob
Goal13
Substitution84
18
ThomertOlivier Thomert
10
DicăNicolae Dică
Goal43
Goal63
27
DindaneAruna Dindane

Substitutes

12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
1
ChabbertSébastien Chabbert (GK)
7
OpritaDaniel Oprita
Substitution78
7
LeroyJérôme Leroy
Substitution45
2
DumitruFlorentin Dumitru
9
CousinDaniel Cousin
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
10
CarrièreÉric Carrière
Substitution74
18
MarinPetre Marin
15
LachorYoann Lachor
21
Andrei CristeaAndrei Cristea
Substitution84
22
JemaaIssam Jemaa
28
LovinFlorin Lovin
Substitution80
11
JussiêJussiê
Substitution45

Coach

Oleg Protasov (UKR) Francis Gillot (FRA)

Referee

Athanassios Briakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Konstantinos Galanos (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Mazarakos (GRE)

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