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Holders Sevilla sail past Steaua

Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.31CET
Sevilla FC 1-0 FC Steaua Bucuresti (agg: 3-0)
Aleksandr Kerzhakov's goal on the stroke of half-time has kept the holders on course to defend their crown. remain on course to regain their crown after 3-0 aggregate victory against FC Steaua Bucuresti.

Match statistics

SevillaSteaua

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners2
 
2
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.31CET

Holders Sevilla sail past Steaua

Sevilla FC 1-0 FC Steaua Bucuresti (agg: 3-0)
Aleksandr Kerzhakov's goal on the stroke of half-time has kept the holders on course to defend their crown. remain on course to regain their crown after 3-0 aggregate victory against FC Steaua Bucuresti.

UEFA Cup holders Sevilla FC remain on course to defend their crown after Aleksandr Kerzhakov's goal on the stroke of half-time sealed a comfortable 3-0 aggregate victory against FC Steaua Bucuresti to see them through to the last 16.

Palop saves
Although trailing 2-0 from the first leg, the Romanian outfit lacked urgency in the opening exchanges at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium, and José Luis Martí went close to extending Sevilla's advantage midway through the half but contrived to miss the target from close range. It finally awoke Cosmin Olaroiu's side from their torpor. Banel Nicolita was denied by a fine stop from Andrés Palop, who was soon in acrobatic mode to tip Valentin Badea's long-range effort over the crossbar. Yet just as the away fans' hopes of an unlikely comeback began to rise, Sevilla struck.

Killer goal
The first leg had effectively hinged on Christian Poulsen's demoralising opener moments before the interval, and the Spanish team repeated the feat in Andalusia as Kerzhakov headed Daniel Alves's arcing cross beyond Cornel Cornea in the Steaua goal. It left the visitors, semi-finalists last season, needing to score three to go through, but this never looked on the cards as Sevilla sat back and played the percentages. Olaroiu's men did muster a late rally, though, with Badea and Nicolita both spurning excellent chances. It was not Steaua's night.

Last updated: 23/02/07 11.33CET

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Lineups

sevilla

Sevilla

steaua

Steaua

1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK)
12
CerneaCornel Cernea (GK)
24
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
3
GoianDorin Goian
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
Yellow Card77
6
RădoiMirel Rădoi (C)
20
Aitor OcioAitor Ocio
Substitution76
18
MarinPetre Marin
Substitution46
3
DavidCastedo David (C)
27
StancuStelian Stancu
4
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
8
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
18
MartíJosé Luis Martí
11
BoştinăGabriel Boştină
Substitution76
25
MarescaEnzo Maresca
14
CristoceaVasilica Cristocea
Substitution55
16
PuertaAntonio Puerta
Substitution21
22
ParaschivSorin Paraschiv
Yellow Card70
27
AlfaroAlejandro Alfaro
Substitution81
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Yellow Card23
9
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Yellow Card40
Goal45+3
9
BadeaValentin Badea
Yellow Card87

Substitutes

13
CobeñoDavid Cobeño (GK)
1
AndreyAndrey (GK)
19
DragutinovićIvica Dragutinović
Substitution76
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
8
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
Substitution81
23
SabanKlemi Saban
11
RenatoRenato
26
CroitoruMarius Croitoru (GK)
Substitution55
Yellow Card65
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
28
ComanGigel Coman
Substitution46
15
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
19
IacobVictoraş Iacob
Substitution76
30
CapelDiego Capel
Substitution21
21
ThéréauCyril Théréau

Coach

Juande Ramos (ESP) Aurelian Cosmin Olaroiu (ROU)

Referee

Stuart Dougal (SCO)

Assistant referees

Alan Cunningham (SCO), Keith Sorbie (SCO)

Fourth official

Douglas McDonald (SCO)

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