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Steaua see off Molde to close in on qualification

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.00CET
Molde FK 1-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Laurenţiu Reghecampf's side defeated the Norwegian champions for the second time in two weeks to move within a point of qualification.
Steaua see off Molde to close in on qualification
Alexandru Chipciu (third left) is congratulated after his goal ©AFP/Getty Images

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MoldeSteaua

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners8
 
4
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed6
 
8
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 21.00CET

Steaua see off Molde to close in on qualification

Molde FK 1-2 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Laurenţiu Reghecampf's side defeated the Norwegian champions for the second time in two weeks to move within a point of qualification.

FC Steaua Bucureşti are within touching distance of a place in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase after completing home-and-away wins against Molde FK.

After defeating the Norwegian champions 2-0 in Bucharest a fortnight ago, Laurenţiu Reghecampf's men picked up where they left off as Alexandru Chipciu and Iasmin Latovlevici struck before the break. Daniel Chima pulled one back for the hosts, but they could not prevent the visitors from stretching their lead to five points. A home draw against VfB Stuttgart on matchday five will now secure Steaua a place in the last 32.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær made seven changes to his lineup from two weeks ago, and the reshuffle appeared to be working early on. Joshua Gatt's weaving running had the Steaua defence chasing shadows, and Chima was disappointed not to turn in Magne Simonsen's cross at close range.

The visitors did not have a sniff in the first 20 minutes, but proved deadly when provided with an opening. Cristian Tănase played in Chipciu on the right, and the midfielder slipped inside Etzaz Hussain before slamming past Ole Söderberg.

Molde's early confidence evaporated, and after Adi Sobrinho and Mihai Costea went close to doubling the advantage, Steaua struck their second on 37 minutes. Tănase's pull-back found the onrushing Latovlevici, and the substitute took one touch before drilling into the net from the angle on the left.

The hosts responded after the break and found themselves back in it just before the hour as a long ball released Chima on the right. He tricked his way past Florin Gardoş before firing in off the post, and both Mattias Moström and Simonsen were then denied by Ciprian Tătăruşanu as Molde pushed for an equaliser.

Steaua held firm, however, leaving the Norwegian side's hopes hanging by a thread ahead of their home game with FC København on 22 November.

Last updated: 10/11/12 0.08CET

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Lineups

molde

Molde

steaua

Steaua

12
SöderbergOle Söderberg (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
2
VatshaugKristoffer Vatshaug
4
SzukałaŁukasz Szukała
5
ForrenVegard Forren
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
6
D. HestadDaniel Hestad (C)
7
ChipciuAlexandru Chipciu
Goal21
Yellow Card58
7
EikremMagnus Eikrem
9
CosteaMihai Costea
14
LinnesMartin Linnes
10
TănaseCristian Tănase
16
HussainEtzaz Hussain
Substitution77
11
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
Substitution70
18
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
21
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
22
GattJoshua Gatt
Substitution46
22
PîrvulescuPaul Pîrvulescu
Substitution16
27
ChimaDaniel Chima
Goal56
55
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu (C)
29
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution46
99
Adi SobrinhoAdi Sobrinho
Substitution56

Substitutes

1
Bugge PettersenEspen Bugge Pettersen (GK)
1
StancaRăzvan Stanca (GK)
9
MoströmMattias Moström
Substitution46
5
PintiliiMihai Pintilii
Substitution70
11
BergetJo Inge Berget
Substitution46
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
Substitution16
Goal37
15
StamnestrøMagnus Stamnestrø
17
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
20
AnganDavy Claude Angan
Substitution77
24
RusescuRaul Rusescu
23
K. RindarøyKnut Olav Rindarøy
77
PopaAdrian Popa
24
ØdegårdMagnar Ødegård
90
NikolićStefan Nikolić
Substitution56
Yellow Card75

Coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjær (NOR) Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Vencel Tóth (HUN), Istvan Albert (HUN)

Fourth official

Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Tamás Bognar (HUN), Mihaly Fabian (HUN)

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