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Twente denied in Steaua stalemate

Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.57CET
FC Twente 0-0 FC Steaua Bucureşti
The Dutch hosts remain at the Group H summit despite drawing a blank in their first ever game against Romanian opposition.
Twente denied in Steaua stalemate
Steaua's Juan Toja competes for a high ball with Blaise N'Kufo ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TwenteSteaua

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target17
 
17
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
2
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.57CET

Twente denied in Steaua stalemate

FC Twente 0-0 FC Steaua Bucureşti
The Dutch hosts remain at the Group H summit despite drawing a blank in their first ever game against Romanian opposition.

FC Twente were held to a goalless draw at home to FC Steaua Bucureşti in their first ever match against Romanian opposition but remain at the summit of UEFA Europa League Group H.

Stoichiţă bow
Twente's 2-1 victory over Fenerbahçe SK last month means they head their section, while a Steaua side coached by Mihai Stoichiţă following the Matchday 1 dismissal of Cristiano Bergodi sit second. Neither team threatened to take maximum points, though Stoichiţă will be grateful for the steadying presence of Robinson Zapata in the Steaua goal.

Perez profligacy
Kenneth Perez was first to warm the palms of either keeper with a 17th-minute strike from distance, but should have done better later in the first half, profiting from Bryan Ruiz's deft pass only to flash carelessly wide. Blaise Nkufo was equally unconvincing when presented with a similar scenario a minute before the break and Steaua remained level.

Boschker saves
Book ending three presentable first-half opportunities for the hosts were four less troubling moments from Steaua. Sander Boschker had dealt with three with consummate ease but, on the stroke of half-time, the 38-year-old was thankful to his defence for clearing their lines after he had fumbled Pantelis Kapetanos's scuffed shot.

Zapata heroics
The Romanians' most passable opening of the second period fell to Bogdan Stancu, who contrived to spoon over from close range after indecisiveness from Douglas. Boschker was then twice outdone by his Colombian counterpart before the match was out. Zapata forced Ruiz's fierce volley from barely six metres over his goal on the hour and then surpassed himself as full-time approached, stoically palming away a Nkufo attempt.

Last updated: 02/10/09 1.47CET

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Lineups

twente

Twente

steaua

Steaua

1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
1
ZapataRobinson Zapata (GK)
3
KuiperNicky Kuiper
5
RadaIonuţ Rada
Yellow Card26
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
7
SzékelyJános Székely
Yellow Card87
Substitution90+2
6
BramaWout Brama
9
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
8
StamRonnie Stam
11
SurduRomeo Surdu
Substitution77
9
NkufoBlaise Nkufo (C)
14
TojaJuan Carlos Toja
10
PerezKenneth Perez
Substitution62
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
15
StochMiroslav Stoch
Yellow Card54
Substitution85
18
MarinPetre Marin
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
Substitution62
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea (C)
19
DouglasDouglas
26
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
22
RuizBryan Ruiz
28
StancuBogdan Stancu
Substitution90+3

Substitutes

13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
2
CarneyDavid Carney
6
TănaseCristian Tănase
14
ParkerBernard Parker
Substitution62
17
BaciuEugen Baciu
20
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
19
IonescuAndrei Ionescu
Substitution90+3
23
AkramNashat Akram
25
OnicaşMihai Onicaş
Substitution77
24
JanssenTheo Janssen
Substitution62
29
RusuVlad Rusu
27
VujičevićDario Vujičević
Substitution85
31
NinuEmil Ninu
Substitution90+2

Coach

Steve McClaren (ENG) Mihai Stoichiță (ROU)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Luca Maggiani (ITA), Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)

Fourth official

Nicola Pierpaoli (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Luca Banti (ITA), Massimiliano Saccani (ITA)

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