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Published: Friday 18 December 2009, 0.50CET
FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 FC Twente
Gifts were exchanged and points were shared in Bucharest, where a draw had no bearing on the final Group H standings.
Steaua and Twente content to share
Robinson Zapata punches the ball away from Twente's Blaise Nkufo ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SteauaTwente

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
3
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed8
 
17
Yellow cards4
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 18 December 2009, 0.50CET

Steaua and Twente content to share

FC Steaua Bucureşti 1-1 FC Twente
Gifts were exchanged and points were shared in Bucharest, where a draw had no bearing on the final Group H standings.

Gifts were exchanged and points were shared in Bucharest as a draw proved to be more than enough to put FC Twente in the round of 32, while FC Steaua Bucureşti settled for fourth place in UEFA Europa League Group H.

Seasonal gift
An early goal for Fenerbahçe SK in Istanbul swiftly snuffed out FC Sheriff's chance of denying Twente second place in Group H, and it was just as well, with Steve McClaren's side dawdling. Had Cristian Tanăse not shot straight at Sander Boschker, Twente would have been behind on nine minutes, but the 39-year-old goalkeeper negated that stroke of luck nine minutes later, diving way too slowly to cut out Bănel Nicoliţa's trundling ball, with Pantelis Kapetanos accepting the seasonal gift at the far post.

Stam rocket
Christmas, however, was to come early for Ronnie Stam after 35 minutes as Twente's first shot of note netted him a goal. The midfielder's thump from distance might have troubled Robinson Zapata without the aid of a deflection, but a nick off Sorin Ghionea's rump rendered it unstoppable.

Lean period
Eliminated but eager to end the year with no regrets, Steaua continued to show more enterprise after the break, and Kapetanos might have scampered through for a second on 66 minutes but for Nicky Kuiper's no-nonsense clearance. Blaise Nkufo threaded a skidding shot from the edge of the box just wide at the other end two minutes later and Zapata had to be alert to punch a corner away to safety with Wout Brama threatening, but with no miraculous turnaround materialising in Istanbul, neither side felt the need to go for broke.

Last updated: 18/12/09 12.51CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

twente

Twente

1
ZapataRobinson Zapata (GK)
1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
4
GolańskiPaweł Golański
Yellow Card57
Substitution63
3
KuiperNicky Kuiper
5
RadaIonuţ Rada
Yellow Card39
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof
6
TănaseCristian Tănase
Yellow Card37
6
BramaWout Brama
7
SzékelyJános Székely
Substitution78
8
StamRonnie Stam
Goal35
9
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
Goal18
9
NkufoBlaise Nkufo (C)
14
TojaJuan Carlos Toja
10
PerezKenneth Perez
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
12
HeubachJeroen Heubach
Substitution74
24
GhioneaSorin Ghionea (C)
15
StochMiroslav Stoch
26
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Substitution73
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
Substitution76
30
EmegharaIfeanyi Emeghara
22
RuizBryan Ruiz
Substitution62

Substitutes

12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
21
OchiroşiiIulian Ochiroşii
Substitution78
5
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
Substitution74
23
Dayro MorenoDayro Moreno
Substitution73
14
ParkerBernard Parker
Substitution62
25
OnicaşMihai Onicaş
20
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
31
NinuEmil Ninu
Substitution63
Yellow Card79
23
AkramNashat Akram
Substitution76
27
VujičevićDario Vujičević
33
BanninkAlexander Bannink

Coach

Mihai Stoichiță (ROU) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Manuel De Sousa (POR)

Assistant referees

José Ramalho (POR), Serafim Baia Nogueira (POR)

Fourth official

Cosme Machado (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa (POR), Vasco Santos (POR)

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