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Paços hold firm to deny Pandurii

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 21.20CET
CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0-0 FC Paços de Ferreira
Both sides depart from Group E without a victory as Henrique Calisto's team survived an onslaught from the hosts to finish third in Group E.
Paços hold firm to deny Pandurii
Henrique Calisto's Paços held on to draw against Pandurii ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 21.20CET

Paços hold firm to deny Pandurii

CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu 0-0 FC Paços de Ferreira
Both sides depart from Group E without a victory as Henrique Calisto's team survived an onslaught from the hosts to finish third in Group E.

FC Paços de Ferreira had goalkeeper Matias Degra to thank as CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu passed up a host of chances in Cluj-Napoca and finished bottom of Group E.

Cristian Pustai's men, who sit fourth in the Romanian First Division, dominated the final group encounter and went closest via Viorel Nicoară's close-range shot 11 minutes from time. Paços produced a solid defensive performance and could have snatched victory through a Carlão header on 62 minutes, and despite losing André Leão to a second yellow card in the closing stages they held on to remain third.

Pandurii dictated play in the opening period, buoyed by the incentive of avoiding the section's wooden spoon in their debut season of European competition. Erico had a close-range effort saved by the head of Paços goalkeeper Degra before Marian Pleaşcă scuffed his shot wide when well-placed inside the box. With the visitors restricted to trying their luck from long range, Pandurii piled the pressure on the Portuguese strugglers, who had Degra to thank for making decent saves from Alex dos Santos and Viorel Nicoară.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first, aside from a brighter ten minutes midway through the second period from Paços, who went close through Carlão's header and Paolo Hurtado's low volley from distance. Pandurii midfielder Eric Pereira had an attempt parried by Degra late on, moments before Nicoară missed the home side's best opportunity of the game when he shot against the visiting keeper after being played through on goal.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

pandurii

Pandurii

paços ferreira

Paços Ferreira

33
StancaRăzvan Stanca (GK)
1
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
4
MomčilovićMarko Momčilović
2
Tiago ValenteTiago Valente
5
ChristouParaskevas Christou (C)
Yellow Card88
8
André LeãoAndré Leão
Yellow Card45
Red Card89
6
MameleIulian Mamele
16
HurtadoPaolo Hurtado
9
Alex dos SantosAlex dos Santos
Substitution58
19
RicardoRicardo
Yellow Card25
21
EricoErico
22
Hélder LopesHélder Lopes
24
Eric PereiraEric Pereira
80
TonyTony
Yellow Card30
25
PleaşcăMarian Pleaşcă
81
Manuel JoséManuel José
Substitution73
26
NicoarăViorel Nicoară
Substitution83
83
CarlãoCarlão
Substitution90
28
BreeveldNicandro Breeveld
88
SeriJean Michel Seri
Substitution46
90
CiucurAlexandru Ciucur
Substitution71
96
Filipe AnunciaçãoFilipe Anunciação (C)
Yellow Card29

Substitutes

80
Pedro MingotePedro Mingote (GK)
45
FilipeAntónio Filipe (GK)
2
PițianAndrei Pițian
4
RomeuMarcos Romeu
Substitution90
3
SipoSipo
9
IrobisoChristian Irobiso
7
BuleicăAlin Buleică
Substitution58
11
CaetanoRui Caetano
8
CristeaVirgil Cristea
Substitution83
17
Nuno SantosNuno Santos
23
RadaIonuț Rada
20
Sérgio OliveiraSérgio Oliveira
Substitution46
77
PaulinhoPaulinho
Substitution71
33
TiagoTiago
Substitution73

Coach

Cristian Pustai (ROU) Henrique Calisto (POR)

Referee

Lee Evans (WAL)

Assistant referees

Philip Thomas (WAL), Gareth Wyn Jones (WAL)

Fourth official

Edward King (WAL)

Additional assistant referees

Mark Whitby (WAL), John Dean (WAL)

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