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Impressive Vaslui see off Group D leaders Sporting

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 21.39CET
FC Vaslui 1-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Denis Zmeu scored on the half-hour as the Romanian side beat qualified Sporting to keep up their challenge for a round of 32 place in Group D.
Impressive Vaslui see off Group D leaders Sporting
Denis Zmeu pounced to secure a 1-0 win for Vaslui ©Getty Images

Match statistics

VasluiSporting

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
2
Corners6
 
5
Offsides6
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group D

PPts
1Sporting Clube de Portugal Sporting49
2FC Vaslui Vaslui45
3S.S. Lazio Lazio45
4FC Zürich Zürich42
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 21.39CET

Impressive Vaslui see off Group D leaders Sporting

FC Vaslui 1-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal
Denis Zmeu scored on the half-hour as the Romanian side beat qualified Sporting to keep up their challenge for a round of 32 place in Group D.

A composed counterattacking display from FC Vaslui saw off Group D leaders Sporting Clube de Portugal as the Romanian side picked up their first UEFA Europa League group stage victory.

Sporting's 2-0 home win against Vaslui a fortnight ago earned them qualification from the group stage after just three games, but their seven-match unbeaten run in Europe came to an end in Romania at the hands of Denis Zmeu, who squeezed the ball over the line from a corner after half an hour.

Vaslui excelled in preventing Sporting from building up any kind of rhythm, and countered incisively and at speed. Captain Adailton headed over at the back post from one break before Viorel Hizo's men went in front in the 30th minute. Zmeu was first to react in a goalmouth scramble from Lucian Sânmărtean's corner, the midfielder's prodded effort ricocheting off Bruno Pereirinha to wrong-foot Marcelo.

Sporting tried to respond, and a rare moment of confusion in the Vaslui defence allowed Valeri Bozhinov to latch on to a long Matías Fernández ball, but the Bulgarian's delicate lob dropped wide.

Vaslui were soon back on the front foot. A dangerous pass across goal by the impressive Sânmărtean presented them with a golden chance for a second moments before the interval, but a sliding Yero Bello could not make contact.

After the break, Bello raced onto Petar Jovanović’s through ball and forced Marcelo into a strong save, with Adailton sending the loose ball flying over, but while Sporting began to exert pressure thereafter, the introduction of in-form striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel could not deny Vaslui a famous victory.

Last updated: 05/11/11 0.08CET

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Lineups

vaslui

Vaslui

sporting

Sporting

12
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
12
MarceloMarcelo (GK)
3
Papp Paul Papp
Yellow Card41
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
5
ZmeuDenis Zmeu
Goal30
3
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
7
NeaguRăzvan Neagu
Substitution43
6
EvaldoEvaldo
9
BelloYero Bello
7
BozhinovValeri Bozhinov
Substitution46
10
AdailtonAdailton (C)
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars
11
MilisavljevićNemanja Milisavljević
11
CapelDiego Capel
18
SânmărteanLucian Sânmărtean
Yellow Card56
Substitution89
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
Substitution65
20
MilanovZhivko Milanov
Yellow Card90+2
18
CarrilloAndre Carrillo
Yellow Card28
23
PavlovićMiloš Pavlović
Substitution79
21
RinaudoFabián Rinaudo
Substitution12
26
FarkašPavol Farkaš
25
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha

Substitutes

22
PuiaClaudiu Puia (GK)
16
TiagoTiago (GK)
8
GheorghiuAdrian Gheorghiu
Substitution89
5
OnyewuOguchi Onyewu
21
BalaurIonuţ Balaur
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
Substitution46
30
CostinRaul Costin
Substitution79
26
André SantosAndré Santos
Substitution12
77
JovanovićPetar Jovanović
Substitution43
28
André MartinsAndré Martins
85
GladstoneGladstone
33
Diego RubioDiego Rubio
Substitution65
Yellow Card90+3
88
BuhăescuVasile Buhăescu
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira

Coach

Viorel Hizo (ROU) Domingos Paciência (POR)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL), Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Erlendur Eiriksson (ISL)

Additional assistant referees

Magnus Thorisson (ISL), Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)

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