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  • Date:30 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Stadionul Ghencea
  • Sanchez Emilson Cribari - og (1) Tanase (10)
    Kapetanos (16)
  • Vitale (43)
    Hamsik (72) Cavani (90)
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97:08 +7.08

Edinson Cavani scores a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Steaua Bucuresti 3-3 Napoli.Assist on the goal came from Jose Sosa.

96:27 +6.27

Corner taken right-footed by Ezequiel Lavezzi to the near post, Alves Geraldo makes a clearance.

96:16 +6.16

Unfair challenge on Walter Gargano by Romeo Surdu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicolao Dumitru.

95:30 +5.30

Foul by Sanchez Emilson Cribari on Romeo Surdu, free kick awarded. Florin Gardos takes the free kick.

95:01 +5.01

Sanchez Emilson Cribari sends in a cross, save by Cristian Tatarusanu.

94:37 +4.37

Ezequiel Lavezzi takes a shot. Alves Geraldo gets a block in.

93:02 +3.02

Romeo Surdu replaces Bogdan Stancu.

91:50 +1.50

The referee cautions Walter Gargano for unsporting behaviour.

90:03 +0.03

The ball is sent over by Gianluca Grava.

88:29

A cross is delivered by Walter Gargano.

88:00

The ball is crossed by Luigi Vitale, Bonfim Eder gets a block in.

87:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicolao Dumitru from the right by-line.

86:42

Nicolao Dumitru delivers the ball.

85:07

Nicolao Dumitru joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hassan Yebda.

83:21

Short corner taken by Walter Gargano from the left by-line. The ball is sent over by Marek Hamsik, Jose Sosa has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

82:34

Ezequiel Lavezzi takes a shot. Blocked by Florin Gardos. Effort from 20 yards by Walter Gargano. Blocked by Florin Gardos.

79:20

The ball is swung over by Bonfim Eder.

78:14

Iulian Apostol leaves the field to be replaced by Stanislav Angelov.

77:45

Ezequiel Lavezzi produces a cross, save by Cristian Tatarusanu.

74:31

Cristian Tanase leaves the field to be replaced by Mihai Radut.

72:47

Marek Hamsik grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Steaua Bucuresti 3-2 Napoli.

69:32

Ricardo Gomes fouled by Walter Gargano, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Florin Gardos.

68:20

The ball is sent over by Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi takes a shot. Blocked by Florin Gardos.

67:09

Bonfim Eder sends in a cross, Bogdan Stancu takes a shot.

64:06

Ezequiel Lavezzi has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

62:52

Cristian Tatarusanu booked.

62:39

Effort from inside the area by Jose Sosa bounces off the post.

62:03

Hassan Yebda produces a cross, Edinson Cavani takes a shot. Save by Cristian Tatarusanu.

61:03

Corner taken left-footed by Iulian Apostol to the near post.

60:31

The referee gives a free kick against Ezequiel Lavezzi for handball. Florin Gardos restarts play with the free kick.

59:44

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Cristian Tanase.

59:21

Iulian Apostol produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

58:26

Cristian Maggio delivers the ball.

57:11

Camilo Zuniga leaves the field to be replaced by Marek Hamsik.

53:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ezequiel Lavezzi on Banel Nicolita. Ezequiel Lavezzi booked. Cristian Tatarusanu restarts play with the free kick.

53:51

Ezequiel Lavezzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Banel Nicolita. Ezequiel Lavezzi is shown a yellow card. Cristian Tatarusanu takes the free kick.

53:28

Shot by Cristian Tanase.

53:28

Bogdan Stancu has an effort at goal.

53:11

The ball is swung over by Bonfim Eder.

52:48

Camilo Zuniga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iulian Apostol. Direct free kick taken by Iasmin Latovlevici.

51:07

Effort on goal by Ezequiel Lavezzi from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

50:02

Corner taken right-footed by Jose Sosa.

48:57

Hassan Yebda takes a shot. Save by Cristian Tatarusanu.

47:11

Inswinging corner taken by Cristian Tanase. The ball is crossed by Cristian Tanase.

46:11

Inswinging corner taken by Ezequiel Lavezzi, Headed effort from inside the area by Cristian Maggio misses to the left of the goal.

45:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Gomes on Ezequiel Lavezzi. Direct free kick taken by Edinson Cavani.

45:01

Fabiano Santacroce goes off and Ezequiel Lavezzi comes on.

42:45

Iulian Apostol concedes a free kick for a foul on Walter Gargano. Jose Sosa shoots direct from the free kick. Luigi Vitale grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Steaua Bucuresti 3-1 Napoli.

42:03

Walter Gargano takes a shot. Cristian Tatarusanu makes a save.

41:08

Banel Nicolita challenges Walter Gargano unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luigi Vitale takes the free kick.

40:48

Floated corner taken right-footed by Iulian Apostol from the right by-line.

40:28

Iulian Apostol takes a floated corner.

39:35

Corner taken by Iulian Apostol from the right by-line.

36:08

Unfair challenge on Bonfim Eder by Cristian Maggio results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bonfim Eder.

33:31

Fabiano Santacroce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bogdan Stancu. Bogdan Stancu restarts play with the free kick.

30:43

Pantelis Kapetanos is shown a red card.

30:43

Pantelis Kapetanos shown a red card.

27:58

Fabiano Santacroce takes a shot. Save made by Cristian Tatarusanu.

22:02

Floated corner taken by Jose Sosa from the right by-line.

21:36

Jose Sosa takes a floated corner.

16:26

A goal is scored by Pantelis Kapetanos from close in low into the middle of the goal. Steaua Bucuresti 3-0 Napoli.The assist for the goal came from Bonfim Eder.

14:57

Banel Nicolita concedes a free kick for a foul on Luigi Vitale. Camilo Zuniga restarts play with the free kick.

14:37

Corner from right by-line taken by Iulian Apostol.

10:20

Gianluca Grava concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Tanase. Cristian Tanase finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long range low into the middle of the goal. Steaua Bucuresti 2-0 Napoli.

9:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Banel Nicolita on Luigi Vitale. Luigi Vitale takes the direct free kick.

8:39

Unfair challenge on Iulian Apostol by Camilo Zuniga results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Iulian Apostol.

8:39

Foul by Camilo Zuniga on Iulian Apostol, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Iulian Apostol.

5:25

Foul by Banel Nicolita on Luigi Vitale, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luigi Vitale.

4:39

Unfair challenge on Iulian Apostol by Camilo Zuniga results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Iulian Apostol.

1:51

Fabiano Santacroce puts the ball into his own goal from 6 yards. Steaua Bucuresti 1-0 Napoli.Iulian Apostol takes a shot.

1:51

Sanchez Emilson Cribari concedes an own goal. Steaua Bucuresti 1-0 Napoli.Iulian Apostol takes a shot.

The referee gets the match started.

It is the end of the first-half.

The second half has started.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Napoli hoping good form continues Napoli travel to Romania to meet Steaua Bucharest in their Group K showdown looking to pick up where they left off at Cesena. Walter Mazzarri's side came from behind to claim their second Serie A win of the season in style with a 4-1 demolition of Cesena on Sunday. "This is a high-level Napoli," said Mazzarri. "I don't think we can play any better. I have complimented all my players and especially the new signings - they have surpassed expectations. "This is a group victory and I would like to underline that this team always play good football whether they are at home or away." Napoli are currently sixth in Serie A, two points behind leaders Inter Milan and Lazio. Mazzarri's men will be looking to continue their good form in Serie A when they seek their first triumph in the Europa League group stages. Napoli were held to a goalless draw by FC Utrecht earlier this month and lie second in the pool, two points behind leaders Liverpool. Steaua, meanwhile, hope to turn their fortunes around under new coach Marius Lacatus. Lacatus accepted an offer to return to the club for a third spell after Ilie Dumitrescu resigned last week following criticism from the club's supporters. "I simply could not turn down the offer," said Lacatus. "However, I don't want people to think that, since I am back, success is guaranteed." Lacatus endured a difficult start in Sunday's 1-0 loss at Otelul Galati. The outcome dropped Steaua to fifth in the Romanian top flight. Lacatus knows his team will have to be at their very best if they are to surprise in-form Napoli. "I watched Napoli's game at Cesena," he said. "They played a fantastic game and showed great football. "I fear not just one or two Napoli players, but the whole group. We will have to step up our game if we are going to surprise Napoli." Steaua lost 4-1 at Liverpool in their group opener and lie at the foot of the pool. The Romanians have yet to record a victory or even score a goal against Italian opposition after 11 failed attempts.

Formation:4411Manager: Dorinel Munteanu

Steaua Bucuresti

Formation: 343Manager: Walter Mazzarri

Napoli

  • Cristian Tatarusanu
  • Bonfim Eder
  • Florin Gardos
  • Alves Geraldo
  • Iasmin Latovlevici
  • Banel Nicolita
  • Ricardo Gomes
  • Iulian Apostol
  • Cristian Tanase
  • Bogdan Stancu
  • Pantelis Kapetanos
  • SUBS
  • Cezar Andrei Lungu
  • Octavian Abrudan
  • Mihai Radut
  • Novak Martinovic
  • Stanislav Angelov
  • Romeo Surdu
  • Eric Bicfalvi

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Match Report

Cavani late show earns Napoli draw Edinson Cavani struck in the eighth minute of injury-time to earn Napoli a point against 10-man Steaua Bucharest in a 3-3 thriller in Romania. Trailing 3-0 after 16 minutes played, the Italians showed plenty of fighting spirit to launch a comeback in the Europa League Group K fixture. Emilson Cribari's own goal had put the hosts in front after just two minutes played. Cristian Tanase doubled Steaua's lead in the 11th minute before Pantelis Kapetanos made it 3-0 shortly after. Katepanos turned from hero to villain within minutes as he was shown a red card shortly after the half-hour mark. The Italians made use of their numerical superiority and reduced the arrears with Luigi Vitale scoring on the stroke of half-time. Napoli substitute Marek Hamsik made it 3-2 with 17 minutes remaining before Cribari stunned the hosts with seconds to go. Beaten 4-1 in their group opener by Liverpool, Steaua - under new coach Marius Lacatus - produced a much-improved performance at the Stadionul Ghencea. The home side, looking for their first ever win against Italian opposition, could not believe their luck when Cribari deflected Iulian Apostol's strike into his own net, with Napoli goalkeeper Morgan de Sanctis unable to get a touch. The Romanians pushed forward and got their second goal of the evening in the 11th minute when Tanase's curled free-kick beat De Sanctis. Napoli had little time to react as Steaua struck again soon after. Kapetanos latched onto Eder Bonfim's cross and his six-yard strike went into the back of the net. However, the Italians were given a helping hand when Kapetanos was dismissed after tangling with a Napoli defender. Vitale handed Napoli a glimmer of hope when he struck from 12 yards to reduced the deficit on the stroke of half-time. The Italians dominated possession in the second half and were rewarded in the 73rd minute by a fantastic goal from Hamsik. The Slovakian international midfielder's 30-yard bullet strike beat Steaua goalkeeper Cristian Tatarusanu. And deep inside stoppage time, Napoli's comeback was complete when Jose Ernesto Sosa's cross found Cavani inside the area - and his right-footed strike from the heart of the area found the back of the net.

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