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Leverkusen crash as Dinamo qualify

Published: Thursday 30 November 2006, 0.30CET
FC Dinamo Bucuresti 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Claudiu Niculescu scored twice as Dinamo secured the victory that sent them striding through from Group B.

Match statistics

Dinamo BucureştiLeverkusen

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target1
 
0
Corners3
 
0
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 30 November 2006, 0.30CET

Leverkusen crash as Dinamo qualify

FC Dinamo Bucuresti 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Claudiu Niculescu scored twice as Dinamo secured the victory that sent them striding through from Group B.

FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti booked their place in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 as a goal in each half from Claudiu Niculescu secured a hard-fought victory over Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Romania.

Leverkusen ahead
Niculescu took the honours but only after his side had recovered from the setback of Sergej Barbarez's opening goal for a Leverkusen team who were seeking their first Group B success in their third outing. The veteran Bosnia-Herzegovnian struck on the break on 22 minutes, heading in a Paul Freier cross.

Niculescu response
However, Dinamo continued in the form that has brought them an eleven-point lead at the top of Divizia A, and were level before half-time. After surviving a spell of pressure from the visitors, the hosts equalised through Romanian international Niculescu's speculative low shot from outside the area that flew past Jörg Butt. It revived hopes of a second win in as many group-stage home matches.

Late clincher
Dinamo keeper Uladzimir Hayeu was forced into action after half-time, blocking an effort from Simon Rolfes. Then Barbarez, who was looking the man most likely to unpick a defence, had a header parried by Hayeu. Despite allowing Dinamo the territorial initiative, though, the Bundesliga outfit had been fairly untroubled until the 74th minute when Ioan Ganea broke down the left to cross for his strike partner Niculescu to score. The same player may then have had a third for Dinamo but his stoppage-time free-kick was saved by Butt.

Pressure situation
While Mircea Rednic's men progress to the knockout rounds with a game to spare – their 14 December trip to Tottenham Hotspur FC – Leverkusen must beat Beşiktaş JK in Germany on the same night to advance as the third-placed qualifier.

Last updated: 30/11/06 11.38CET

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Lineups

dinamo bucureşti

Dinamo Bucureşti

leverkusen

Leverkusen

1
HayeuUladzimir Hayeu (GK)
1
ButtJörg Butt (GK)
3
PulhacCristian Pulhac
4
JuanJuan
4
MoţiCosmin Moţi
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes
6
MărgăritescuAndrei Mărgăritescu
9
BarbarezSergej Barbarez
Goal19
7
MunteanuCătălin Munteanu
Substitution62
10
FreierPaul Freier
9
NiculescuClaudiu Niculescu (C)
Goal35
Goal74
12
VoroninAndriy Voronin
Substitution46
15
SerbanDenis Serban
Yellow Card19
Substitution56
13
AthirsonAthirson
16
BlayGeorge Blay
Substitution80
19
BabićMarko Babić
Yellow Card45
Substitution60
19
I GaneaIoan Ganea
23
MadouniAhmed Madouni
20
CristeaAdrian Cristea
25
SchneiderBernd Schneider (C)
26
RaduŞtefan Radu
27
CastroGonzalo Castro

Substitutes

12
MatacheFlorin Matache (GK)
20
FernandezBenedikt Fernandez (GK)
2
MihutDorin Mihut
Substitution80
2
StenmanFredrik Stenman
Substitution60
10
DănciulescuIonel Dănciulescu
Substitution62
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Substitution46
25
RopotanAdrian Ropotan
Substitution56
16
SchweglerPirmin Schwegler
14
GoianLucian Goian
26
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
24
MendyJean-Philippe Mendy
29
Callsen-BrackerJan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker
27
PredescuCornel Predescu
32
de WitPierre de Wit

Coach

Mircea Rednic (ROU) Michael Skibbe (GER)

Referee

João Ferreira (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR)

Fourth official

Pedro Jorge Carvalheiro Henriques (POR)

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