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Betis secure Steaua stalemate

Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 20.50CET
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 Real Betis Balompié
There were no goals at the Lia Manoliu stadium despite a host of chances for both sides.

Match statistics

SteauaBetis

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
5
Corners6
 
2
Offsides8
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 20.50CET

Betis secure Steaua stalemate

FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-0 Real Betis Balompié
There were no goals at the Lia Manoliu stadium despite a host of chances for both sides.

Real Betis Balompié came away from the Romanian capital with a goalless draw after a host of chances in the first leg of their UEFA Cup last-16 tie against FC Steaua Bucuresti failed to produce any goals.

Frantic opening
A frantic opening few minutes seemed to promise a hatful of goals at the Lia Manoliu stadium, but in the end neither side could break through, although Betis will be happier as they now head back to Spain for the return fixture.

End-to-end stuff
Steaua goalkeeper Carlos Alberto Fernandes had to be alert after just four minutes to fend off an 18-metre drive from Edu but moments later it was Betis who were on the back foot as Antonio Doblas saved a Sorin Paraschiv header from Banel Nicolita's cross.

Tighter affair
However, after those opening salvos, the two sides seemed to get the measure of each other, and the game had become much tighter by the time Brazilian striker Robert shot narrowly wide from 15 metres out for Betis.

Steaua chances
Steaua tested Doblas again shortly afterwards as the goalkeeper was forced to tip Dorin Goian's header over the crossbar as a Gabriel Bostina free-kick floated into the area, and later, defender Juanito Gutiérrez had to clear a right-footed effort from Nicolita.

Betis respond
Nicolita was the danger man again at the start of the second period, firing narrowly over the crossbar before team-mate Paraschiv stung Doblas's palms with a fierce shot. Steaua looked to be taking command but Betis stepped up a gear, and Juanito was not far wide from a Joaquín Sánchez corner.

Dipping shot
Joaquín then tried his luck with a long-range shot which dipped just over Fernandes's crossbar, but the last chance of the game fell to the home side as substitute Daniel Oprita managed to direct Nicolita's corner over the Betis goal.

Last updated: 09/03/06 21.20CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

betis

Betis

13
Carlos                                            Carlos Fernandes (GK)
13
DoblasAntonio Doblas (GK)
Yellow Card90+2
3
GoianDorin Goian
Yellow Card45
2
Luis FernándezLuis Fernández
Yellow Card82
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
4
JuanitoJuanito (C)
10
DicăNicolae Dică
5
RivasDavid Rivas
Yellow Card7
11
BoştinăGabriel Boştină
Substitution70
7
VarelaFernando Varela
Yellow Card54
Substitution85
15
NeşuMihai Neşu
14
CapiCapi
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Substitution89
17
JoaquínJoaquín
Substitution90
19
IacobVictoraş Iacob
18
RiveraAlberto Rivera
20
OgăraruGeorge Ogăraru
Yellow Card58
24
EduEdu
22
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
Substitution75
27
MelliMelli
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea
29
RobertRobert
Substitution79

Substitutes

12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
30
VíctorBocanegra Víctor (GK)
7
OpritaDaniel Oprita
Substitution70
6
DaniMartín Dani
Substitution85
14
CristoceaVasilica Cristocea
Substitution89
8
ArzuArzu
Substitution79
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
10
CañasJuan José Cañas
18
MarinPetre Marin
16
NanoNano
21
Andrei CristeaAndrei Cristea
21
XiscoXisco
28
LovinFlorin Lovin
Substitution75
28
DiegoTardelli Diego
Substitution90
Yellow Card90+3

Coach

Aurelian Cosmin Olaroiu (ROU) Lorenzo Serra Ferrer (ESP)

Referee

Iouri Baskakov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Alexey Monahov (RUS), Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)

Fourth official

Alexandre Gonchar (RUS)

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