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  • Steaua Bucuresti 1-1 Liverpool: Jovanovic great-header, Reina howler

    Liverpool could only share the score 1-1 at Steaua Bukaristi. But the result was still ensure steps 'The Red' to the round of 32.

    Steaua entertained in Stadionul Ghencea, on Thursday (12/02/2010) , Liverpool managed to lead first goal by Milan Jovanovic great-header when the game entered the 19th minute.

    Even so, the host managed to score a draw again in the mid second half, precisely at 61 minutes, through Bonfim and because of Reina howler.

    With the addition of one point on Matchday 5, the Reds are now perched at the top of the standings remained the Group C with nine points certainly got one ticket away from the group phase.

    The game

    Steaua listed first golden opportunity of the match in minute 16. From the right, Romeo Surdu release bait being greeted by Eric Bicfalvi header though still combing over the Liverpool crossbar.

    Two minutes later Liverpool turns threatening. The visitors did not even recorded a mere chance but at the same time to break down the Steaua goalkeeper.

    From the counter-attack which began Milan Jovanovic, the ball then ruled Ryan Babel on the right side. After the ball, he pass them on to Jovanovic who accurately header to the corner of the home team's goal.

    Liverpool come back to spread the threat at minute 25. Fortunately for the host, this time Dani Pacheco kick wide of the target.

    Opportunity wasted! From a distance of about 5 meters to the Liverpool goalkeeper, Bogdan Stancu kick was wide with a time of one minute before halftime.

    Five minutes into the second half, Jose Reina must act to save his goal. From a corner kick taken short, Geraldo Alves Washington Regufe success even though the ball can not be beat Reina.

    Ten minutes later Liverpool goalkeeper completely collapse. Stanislav Angelov is entered in the second half sent a cross which was met Jose de Oliveira Bonfim Eder. Although not too tight, Reina little off guard and make the ball into the net.

    Liverpool almost back ahead at minute 66. From the corner kick taken by Fabio Aurelio, Sotirios Kyrgiakos successfully heading the ball towards an empty goal, although under pressure from goalkeeper Cristian Tatarusanu and Cristian Tatarusanu. Bad luck for Liverpool, the ball just on the goalposts.

    Team Line-up:

    Steaua Bucuresti: Tatarusanu, Bonfim, Gardos, Geraldo, Latovlevici (Szekely '80), Gomes, Bicfalvi (Angelov '46), Nicolita, Stancu, Tanase, Surdu

    Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Wilson, Kyrgiakos, Aurelio, Poulson, Shevey, Cole (Ngog '75), Pacheco (Lucas '89), Jovanovic (Eccleston '78), Babel


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