Champions League: FCSB 2 Plzen 2 in third qualifying round
FCSB and Viktoria Plzen have concluded the match on Tuesday in a draw 2-2 (1-1) in Bucharest, at the National Arena, in the first round of the third qualifying round of Champions League.
FCSB was led twice by the goals scored by Michael Krmencik (23rd minute) and Jan Kopic (53rd minute), but succeeded to equalise with the goals scored by Constantin Budescu – photo (37th minute) and Filipe Teixeira (61st minute).
The return match will take place on August 2 in the Czech Republic.
Last year FCSB defeated Sparta Prague, whereas Viktoria Plzen was eliminated twice by Romanian teams – Petrolul Ploiesti and Astra Giurgiu.
FCSB: 1. Florin Niță — 44. Gabriel Enache, 6. Ionuț Larie, 4. Mihai Bălașa, 15. Marko Momcilovic — 5. Mihai Pintilii, 12. Junior Morais — 80. Filipe Teixeira, 11. Constantin Budescu (20. Vlad Achim, 66th min.), 10. Florin Tănase (29. William de Amorim, 46th min.) — 7. Denis Alibec (captain; 9. Harlem Gnohéré, 57th min.). Coach: Nicolae Dică.
Viktoria Plzen: 13. Petr Bolek — 8. David Limbersky, 14. Radim Reznik, 21. Tomas Hajek, 24. Milan Havel — 29. Diego Zivulic, 17. Patrik Hrosovsky — 11. Milan Petrzela (9. Martin Zeman, 69th min.), 26. Daniel Kolar (captain; 37. Jakub Reznicek, 84th min.), 10. Jan Kopic — 15. Michael Krmencik (23. Marek Bakos, 67th min.). Coach: Pavel Vrba.