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Napoli recovery ruins Lăcătuş's return

Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 20.45CET
FC Steaua Bucureşti 3-3 SSC Napoli
Edinson Cavani equalised in the eighth minute of added time as the visitors fought back from three goals down.
Napoli recovery ruins Lăcătuş's return
Napoli recovered from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SteauaNapoli

Goals scored3
 
3
Attempts on target3
 
12
Attempts off target5
 
5
Corners7
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 20.45CET

Napoli recovery ruins Lăcătuş's return

FC Steaua Bucureşti 3-3 SSC Napoli
Edinson Cavani equalised in the eighth minute of added time as the visitors fought back from three goals down.

Ten-man FC Steaua Bucureşti began life under Marius Lăcătuş by scoring their first goals against Italian opposition, though it mattered little as SSC Napoli recovered from three down to draw the UEFA Europa League Group K encounter.

Having never registered a goal in 11 previous meetings with Serie A teams, Steaua turned the history book on its head by striking three times in the opening 16 minutes. An own goal from Emilson Cribari, a speculative Cristian Tănase free-kick and Pantelis Kapetanos put the hosts in total command.

After Kapetanos was dismissed on 31 minutes, Napoli responded through Luigi Vitale on the cusp of half-time and via Marek Hamšík on 73 minutes, before Edinson Cavani made a sustained period of pressure tell in the eighth minute of added time.

Lăcătuş, who started his third spell in charge of the club on Monday, watched Steaua take the lead on two minutes when Iulian Apostol's shot was deflected in by Cribari. That prompted Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri on to the touchline to urge calm from his shell-shocked charges, who fell further behind as Tănase's lofted free-kick from the left sailed over stranded Partenopei goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Kapetanos capped a remarkable start by turning in Éder Bonfim's cross but soured his night when he was dismissed following an altercation with Fabiano Santacroce. Vitale mounted what Steaua fans might have feared was the start of a Napoli comeback, turning in the rebound after José Ernesto Sosa's free-kick struck the post, yet it was the hosts who continued to threaten.

Bănel Nicoliţă – from a cross – and Tănase struck the woodwork in a matter of seconds of each other, before Ezequiel Lavezzi responded for the visitors by flashing a shot wide. Hamšík set up a dramatic finale by rifling in Napoli's second, setting the stage for Cavani to stun the home crowd with virtually the last kick of the game.

Last updated: 02/10/10 2.13CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

napoli

Napoli

12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
Yellow Card63
26
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
2
GravaGianluca Grava (C)
9
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
Goal16
Red Card31
3
VitaleLuigi Vitale
Goal44
10
C. TănaseCristian Tănase (C)
Goal11
Substitution75
7
CavaniEdinson Cavani
Goal90+8
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
Yellow Card90+8
11
MaggioChristian Maggio
16
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
Yellow Card90+8
13
SantacroceFabiano Santacroce
Substitution46
21
Ricardo GomesRicardo Gomes
18
ZúñigaCamilo Zúñiga
Substitution58
23
Geraldo AlvesGeraldo Alves
21
YebdaHassan Yebda
Substitution86
28
StancuBogdan Stancu
Substitution90+4
23
GarganoWalter Gargano
Yellow Card90+1
29
Éder BonfimÉder Bonfim
25
CribariEmilson Cribari
Goal2
32
ApostolIulian Apostol
Substitution79
77
SosaJosé Sosa

Substitutes

33
LunguCezar Lungu (GK)
1
IezzoGennaro Iezzo (GK)
4
AbrudanOctavian Abrudan
6
AronicaSalvatore Aronica
8
RăduţMihai Răduţ
Substitution75
12
Nicolao DumitruNicolao Dumitru
Substitution86
18
MartinovićNovak Martinović
14
CampagnaroHugo Campagnaro
20
AngelovStanislav Angelov
Substitution79
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Substitution58
Goal73
24
SurduRomeo Surdu
Substitution90+4
22
LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi
Substitution46
Yellow Card54
26
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
91
MaielloRaffaele Maiello

Coach

Marius Lacatus (ROU) Walter Mazzarri (ITA)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Paweł Sokolnicki (POL)

Fourth official

Daniel Stefanski (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Marcin Szulc (POL), Dawid Piasecki (POL)

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