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Chiricheş stunner helps Steaua sink Molde

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 22.55CET
FC Steaua Bucureşti 2-0 Molde FK
First-half goals, scored two minutes apart, were enough to put Laurențiu Reghecampf's team firmly in control at the Group E summit.
Chiricheş stunner helps Steaua sink Molde
Raul Rusescu takes the plaudits after doubling Steaua's lead ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

SteauaMolde

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
3
Corners10
 
3
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed11
 
5
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 12/10/2012 18:36 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 22.55CET

Chiricheş stunner helps Steaua sink Molde

FC Steaua Bucureşti 2-0 Molde FK
First-half goals, scored two minutes apart, were enough to put Laurențiu Reghecampf's team firmly in control at the Group E summit.

Molde FK found FC Steaua Bucureşti too much to handle in Romania, as a spectacular Vlad Chiricheş volley set the hosts on their way to a win which puts them in control of Group E.

Steaua showed just why they are six undefeated in Europe with a relentless first-half performance, capped by strikes from Chiricheş and Raul Rusescu. Cristian Tănase missed from the spot in the second period, but two goals were enough to ensure Laurențiu Reghecampf's men stretched their lead at the top of the section.

The visitors from Norway had only one European win in six on their travels coming into the game. It was made immediately clear that they had their work cut out to improve that sequence in Romania, Iasmin Latovlevici smashing against the bar from 25 metres two minutes in. Steaua poured forward, and Ole Söderberg saved excellently with his legs from Tănase before Adi Sobrinho fluffed the rebound. Łukasz Szukała headed two set pieces off target, then Molde's Etzaz Hussain produced a remarkable intervention on the line to deny Alexandru Chipciu.

Home attacks came in waves, and the reward arrived on the half-hour. Rusescu's effort looped skyward off Børre Steenslid, allowing Chiricheş to smash an overhead volley into the net from near the penalty spot. Two minutes later the lead was doubled when Rusescu stuck out a toe to deflect Latovlevici's speculative attempt past Söderberg from the edge of the area.

Magne Simonsen dragged down Chipciu in the box after the break, but Söderberg, on his European debut, made an outstanding stop to thwart Tănase. However, that failed to inspire Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men, and Steaua's lead never looked troubled thereafter. They head to Norway for the return fixture on 8 November, where a win could potentially secure qualification.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.12CET

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Lineups

steaua

Steaua

molde

Molde

12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
4
SzukałaŁukasz Szukała
3
SteenslidBørre Steenslid (C)
5
PintiliiMihai Pintilii
Substitution64
15
StamnestrøMagnus Stamnestrø
7
ChipciuAlexandru Chipciu
16
HussainEtzaz Hussain
Substitution90
10
C. TănaseCristian Tănase
Penalty58
17
EkpoEmmanuel Ekpo
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
18
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
Yellow Card58
17
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
20
AnganDavy Claude Angan
21
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
Goal30
22
GattJoshua Gatt
Substitution69
24
RusescuRaul Rusescu
Goal32
Substitution46
24
ØdegårdMagnar Ødegård
55
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu (C)
33
HollingenAndreas Hollingen
Substitution46
99
Adi SobrinhoAdi Sobrinho
Substitution55
35
JohansenVictor Johansen

Substitutes

1
StancaRăzvan Stanca (GK)
40
OpheimOla Herman Opheim (GK)
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
28
FuruIvar Erlien Furu
Substitution90
9
CosteaMihai Costea
Substitution55
32
CamaraAbdou Karim Camara
Substitution46
Yellow Card77
22
PîrvulescuPaul Pîrvulescu
36
VågenRuben Vågen
30
BălanTiberiu Bălan
Substitution64
37
O. RindarøyOle Martin Rindarøy
77
PopaAdrian Popa
Substitution46
38
HestadEirik Hestad
Substitution69
90
NikolićStefan Nikolić

Coach

Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU) Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Cyril Gringore (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Huseyin Ocak (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Nicolas Rainville (FRA), Alexandre Castro (FRA)

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