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Slick Sevilla too strong for Steaua

Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 23.32CET
FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-2 Sevilla FC Goals from Christian Poulsen and Frédéric Kanouté saw the UEFA Cup holders close in on a Round of 16 spot.

Match statistics

SteauaSevilla

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners5
 
1
Offsides2
 
3
Fouls committed17
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 23.32CET

Slick Sevilla too strong for Steaua

FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-2 Sevilla FC Goals from Christian Poulsen and Frédéric Kanouté saw the UEFA Cup holders close in on a Round of 16 spot.

Sevilla FC took a significant step towards the last 16 as goals in each half from Christian Poulsen and Frédéric Kanouté gave the UEFA Cup holders a comfortable 2-0 victory away to FC Steaua Bucuresti in this first-leg tie.

Goalscoring form
The Spanish side went into the game on the back of four goalless draws in their last five outings but offered a potent threat all night at the Steaua Stadium. After bossing much of the first half Poulsen broke the deadlock just before the interval, firing in from close range after the home team failed to clear a Daniel Alves free-kick. Substitute Kanouté then added a second from the penalty spot with 13 minutes remaining to make Sevilla favourites to complete the aggregate triumph in Spain next Thursday.

Rapid start
In truth, Juande Ramos's men could have built an even bigger lead after dominating from the kick-off. Barely a minute had gone when Alves burst into the area and teed up Alfaro, who shot just wide. Brazilian midfielder Adriano Correia, in particular, was making Romanian hearts beat faster as his running caused problems for the Steaua back line, and only the slightest of touches from defender Stelian Stancu directed his effort wide midway through the first period.

Kanouté vim
Poulsen finally opened the scoring four minutes before half-time, reacting quickest to power in the rebound following Alves's free-kick and although the visitors sat back after the restart, the introduction of Kanouté soon after the hour instilled renewed purpose into their flagging forwards. The move paid off as Aleksandr Kerzakhov was brought down and Kanouté stepped up to notch his first UEFA Cup goal since last year's final against Middlesbrough FC.

Last updated: 16/02/07 13.14CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

sevilla

Sevilla

12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
27
StancuStelian Stancu
Substitution71
4
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
3
GoianDorin Goian
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea
Yellow Card12
20
Aitor OcioAitor Ocio (C)
Yellow Card78
18
MarinPetre Marin
Yellow Card72
24
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
6
AdrianoAdriano
Substitution33
11
BoştinăGabriel Boştină
8
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
Goal41
8
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
Substitution58
16
PuertaAntonio Puerta
Yellow Card6
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
25
MarescaEnzo Maresca
9
BadeaValentin Badea
Substitution62
27
AlfaroAlejandro Alfaro
Substitution68
21
ThéréauCyril Théréau
Yellow Card78
9
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution78

Substitutes

1
AndreyAndrey (GK)
13
CobeñoDavid Cobeño (GK)
14
CristoceaVasilica Cristocea
Substitution62
3
DavidCastedo David
Substitution33
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
5
DudaDuda
19
IacobVictoraş Iacob
7
ChevantónErnesto Chevantón
Substitution78
22
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
Substitution58
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Substitution68
Goal77
26
CroitoruMarius Croitoru
Substitution71
18
MartíJosé Luis Martí
28
ComanGigel Coman
32
FazioFederico Fazio

Coach

Aurelian Cosmin Olaroiu (ROU) Juande Ramos (ESP)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Peter Henes (GER), Kai Voss (GER)

Fourth official

Michael Weiner (GER)

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