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Ten-man Steaua sneak past dogged København

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 21.40CET
FC København 1-1 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Igor Vetokele's equaliser came too late to revive the Danish team's ambitions as Steaua advanced to the round of 32 as Group E winners.
by Pelle Rasmussen
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Match statistics

KøbenhavnSteaua

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners2
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
16
Yellow cards0
5
Red Cards0
1

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Last updated: 14/12/2012 01:52 CET

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 21.40CET

Ten-man Steaua sneak past dogged København

FC København 1-1 FC Steaua Bucureşti
Igor Vetokele's equaliser came too late to revive the Danish team's ambitions as Steaua advanced to the round of 32 as Group E winners.

Ten-man FC Steaua Bucureşti got the result they came for as they advanced as Group E winners – though they endured a few late scares as FC København's equaliser briefly revived the Danish side's own UEFA Europa League hopes.

After a first half low on intrigue the second was full of it. Steaua's Cristian Tănase was sent off four minutes after the interval, but the visitors from Romania still forged ahead through Raul Rusescu midway through the second period. FCK, needing victory to go through, finally forced an equaliser through Igor Vetokele with three minutes left. However, Steaua held on through four frantic minutes of added time and will take their place in the last-32 draw on 20 December.

There was a lot at stake for both teams in a cautious opening, with misplaced passes common and chances rare. Steaua had the best of them. Rusescu went close with a fizzing drive and only Lars Jacobsen's superb sliding block denied Tănase what looked a certain goal. Stefan Nikolić then squandered a good opportunity, let down by his first touch.

Tănase's departure soon after the restart – when he was booked for a second time after simulation – turned the tide. Ragnar Sigurdsson blasted over from close range after Andreas Cornelius had nodded into his path. Substitute Vetokele had a header well saved by Ciprian Tătăruşanu and the keeper did even better to keep out Cornelius's effort moments later.

As København chased the breakthrough it promptly arrived – at the other end. Alexandru Bourceanu dispossessed Thomas Delaney and the ball fell to Rusescu, who sent an unstoppable missile past Kim Christensen. Vetokele gave København a lifeline, nodding Jacobsen's cross past Tătăruşanu. A second strike proved elusive, though, so Steaua and a relieved VfB Stuttgart – beaten 1-0 by Molde FK – go through.

Last updated: 08/12/12 0.09CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

steaua

Steaua

1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen (C)
5
PintiliiMihai Pintilii
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
4
StadsgaardKris Stadsgaard
7
ChipciuAlexandru Chipciu
6
ClaudemirClaudemir
Substitution65
10
TănaseCristian Tănase
Yellow Card32
Red Card49
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
Yellow Card81
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
21
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
Yellow Card51
18
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen
24
RusescuRaul Rusescu
Goal72
Substitution85
19
GíslasonRúrik Gíslason
Substitution73
55
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu (C)
Yellow Card78
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
77
PopaAdrian Popa
Substitution88
29
CorneliusAndreas Cornelius
90
NikolićStefan Nikolić
Substitution62

Substitutes

31
J. JensenJakob Jensen (GK)
1
StancaRăzvan Stanca (GK)
8
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
8
FilipLucian Filip
Substitution85
9
VetokeleIgor Vetokele
Substitution65
Goal87
9
CosteaMihai Costea
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution73
11
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
Substitution88
15
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
18
MartinovićNovak Martinović
Substitution62
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
22
PîrvulescuPaul Pîrvulescu
25
RemmerChristoffer Remmer
99
Adi SobrinhoAdi Sobrinho

Coach

Ariël Jacobs (BEL) Laurenţiu Reghecampf (ROU)

Referee

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Orkun Aktaş (TUR)

Fourth official

Serkan Ok (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Bülent Yıldırım (TUR), Mete Kalkavan (TUR)

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