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Slow start for Rapid and PSG

Published: Thursday 19 October 2006, 20.58CET
AFC Rapid Bucuresti 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain FC
Group G rivals Rapid and PSG played out a low-key draw in the Romanian capital.

Match statistics

Rapid BucureştiPSG

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners6
 
2
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed9
 
21
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 19 October 2006, 20.58CET

Slow start for Rapid and PSG

AFC Rapid Bucuresti 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain FC
Group G rivals Rapid and PSG played out a low-key draw in the Romanian capital.

AFC Rapid Bucuresti and Paris Saint-Germain FC made a low-key start to their Group G campaigns with a goalless draw in the Romanian capital.

Stalemate
The game's early exchanges set the tone and, save for a speculative effort from Rapid's Ionut Rada which flew over the bar in the seventh minute, there was no goalmouth action to report in a niggly opening half-hour. With 33 minutes on the clock, Marius Maldarasanu attempted to enliven proceedings with a jinking run which took him to the left side of penalty area, but he pulled his shot wide.

Game opens up
With the interval approaching, both sides fashioned a half-chance as Rapid's Artavazd Karamyan drove over the bar at one end, before PSG forward Amara Diané failed to make good use of a Sammy Traoré cross with a weak header at the other. The game opened up further in the second period. Rapid substitute Ryan Griffiths screwed a shot wide and then PSG's David Rozehnal shot into the arms of goalkeeper Danut Coman from long range.

Unlucky Buga
With 75 minutes on the clock, Mugurel Buga whistled a 25-metre shot just over and then spurned an excellent opening from half that distance, curling his effort wide of Mickaël Landreau's right-hand post - his final act before being brought off. As the clock ticked down, Rozehnal had a late chance with a header for PSG but directed it too high as the match reached its inevitable conclusion.

Last updated: 20/10/06 0.10CET

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Lineups

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

paris

Paris

1
ComanDănuţ Coman (GK)
1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
6
RadaIonuţ Rada
Yellow Card25
4
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
7
ZicuIanis Zicu
Yellow Card49
Substitution67
5
MendyBernard Mendy
9
BădoiValentin Bădoi
6
YepesMario Yepes (C)
10
Artavazd KaramyanArtavazd Karamyan
11
DianéAmara Diané
Substitution62
15
LazărCostin Lazăr
13
FrauPierre-Alain Frau
Substitution86
17
MaldarasanuMarius Maldarasanu
17
TraoréSammy Traoré
19
SăpunaruCristian Săpunaru
20
ChantômeClément Chantôme
Substitution46
24
MafteiVasile Maftei (C)
Yellow Card45
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
29
BugaMugurel Buga
Substitution81
26
DrameBoukary Drame
Yellow Card53
99
V MoldovanViorel Moldovan
28
Paulo CésarPaulo César

Substitutes

32
MincăMihai Mincă (GK)
16
AlonzoJérôme Alonzo (GK)
11
GriffithsRyan Griffiths
Substitution67
8
CisséÉdouard Cissé
Substitution46
20
BurdujanLucian Burdujan
Substitution81
9
PauletaPauleta
Substitution62
5
I. StancuIonut Stancu
15
KalouBonaventure Kalou
Substitution86
14
PerjăDănuţ Perjă
21
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
18
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
24
HellebuyckDavid Hellebuyck
28
N. ConstantinNicolae Constantin
25
RothenJérôme Rothen

Coach

Răzvan Lucescu (ROU) Guy Lacombe (FRA)

Referee

Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Alexander Lagun (RUS)

Fourth official

Alexandre Evstigneev (RUS)

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