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Group stage - Group E

Pandurii - Paços Ferreira
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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
 

Match statistics

Pandurii
Paços Ferreira

0

Goals scored

0

61

Possession (%)

39

25

Total attempts

15

5

on target

5

12

off target

6

8

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

5

9

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

6

0

Red Cards

1

12

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

11

440

Passes

276

340

completed

206

Lineups

Press kits

Last updated: 13/12/2013 15:22 CET

Standings

Last updated: 13/12/2013 08:48 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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