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PSV out to derail Romanian hopefuls

Published: Friday 18 September 2009, 1.22CET
Having drawn 2-2 at AC Sparta Praha on Matchday 1, PSV Eindhoven will look to bring Group K leaders CFR 1907 Cluj back down to earth after the Romanian side's opening win against FC København.

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Tournament statistics

PSVCFR Cluj

Goals scored11
 
4
Attempts on target68
 
67
Attempts off target1
 
0
Corners48
 
30
Offsides23
 
11
Fouls committed129
 
104
Yellow cards19
 
19
Red cards1
 
2

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Published: Friday 18 September 2009, 1.22CET

PSV out to derail Romanian hopefuls

Having drawn 2-2 at AC Sparta Praha on Matchday 1, PSV Eindhoven will look to bring Group K leaders CFR 1907 Cluj back down to earth after the Romanian side's opening win against FC København.

Having drawn 2-2 at AC Sparta Praha on Matchday 1, PSV Eindhoven will be looking to bring early Group K leaders CFR 1907 Cluj back down to earth after the Romanian side's opening win against FC København.

Previous meetings
• The clubs have never met, and this is CFR's first competitive game in the Netherlands. PSV's two previous home matches against Romanian opposition were against FC Steaua Bucureşti and both brought victory by a four-goal margin: 4-0 in the 1970/71 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup second round and 5-1 in the 1989/90 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round.

Match background
• Having appeared in the five most recent UEFA Champions League group stage campaigns, PSV never played in the equivalent phase of the UEFA Cup. CFR did not appear in the UEFA Cup group stage, but did play in last season's UEFA Champions League, triumphing 2-1 at AS Roma on Matchday 1 before finishing bottom of their section.

• UEFA Cup winners in 1978, PSV have won both of their European home games this season by the same 1-0 scoreline.

• CFR's last away win came four games ago, with the aforementioned success at Roma.

Team facts
• Back in the Netherlands after a one-season absence, PSV coach Fred Rutten spent his entire playing career and much of his time as a coach at FC Twente. He previously worked at PSV with the youth team and as assistant to Guus Hiddink in his second spell at the club, from 2002-06.

• CFR – the intials stand for Căile Ferate Române, Romania's national railway – are coached by former SC Braga and FC Porto right-back António Conceição, more widely known as Toni. He led CFR to Romanian Cup success last season.

• There is no No12 on the PSV squad list, with that number being reserved for the club's fans – De Twaalfde Man ('The Twelfth Man').

• PSV host København on Matchday 3, while CFR visit Sparta on the same night, 22 October.

Last updated: 27/11/12 16.09CET

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