Europa League: Steaua, Astra defeated
Romanian football teams in Europa League have had a poor start on Thursday. Steaua Bucharest was defeated by Osmanlispor 2-0 (0-0) in Ankara in Group L. The goals were scored by Cheikh Diabate (64th min.) – penalty and Aminu Umar (74th min.).
Steaua player Gabriel Enache was sent off at the end of the first half, Steaua played thus the second half in ten men.
On September 29 Steaua will play away against Villareal (Spain).
Osmanlispor: 99. Zydrunas Karcemarskas — 4. Koray Altinay, 61. Numan Curuksu (captain), Aykut Demir, 15. Tiago Pinto — 35. Musa Cagiran (93. Adam Maher, 83rd min.), 8. Raheem Lawal — 27. Aminu Umar (28. Dzon Delarge, 78th min.), 10. Badou Ndiaye, 17. Adrien Regattin — 14. Cheikh Diabate (Raul Rusescu, 78th min.). Coach: Mustafa Akcay.
Steaua: 1. Florin Niță — 44. Gabriel Enache (3. Bogdan Mitrea, 46th min.), 4. Gabriel Tamaș, 21. Wilfried Moke, 13. Alin Toșca (captain) — 55. Alexandru Bourceanu, 19. Adnan Aganovic — 77. Adrian Popa, 27. Fernando Boldrin (10. Florin Tănase, 61st min.), 29. William De Amorim (17. Antonio Jakolis, 68th min.) — 14. Bojan Golubovic. Coach: Laurențiu Reghecampf.
Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu were defeated by Austria Vienna 3-2 (2-1) at home, in the first leg of Europa League Group E, having an attendance of only 1,000 on the National Arena in Bucharest.
Denis Alibec (18th min.) and Cristian Săpunaru (74th min.) scored for Astra, whereas for the Austrian team scored Raphael Holzhauser (16th min. – penalty), Kevin Friesenbichler (33rd min.) and Alexander Grunwald (58th min.).
Lukas Rotpuller was sent off in the 79th minute.
Astra’s next game is against AS Roma away on September 29.
Astra: 1. Silviu Lung Jr — 22. Cristian Săpunaru, 2. Geraldo Alves, 4. Fabrício, 13. Junior Morais (captain) — 20. Florin Lovin (17. Viorel Nicoară, 46th min.) — 24. Damien Boudjemaa (11. Daniel Florea, 76th min.), 80. Filipe Teixeira, 21. Daniel Niculae (8. Takayuki Seto, 46th min.) — 10. Constantin Budescu, 7. Denis Alibec. Coach: Marius Șumudică.
Austria Viena: 31. Osman Hadzikic — 23. David De Paula (17. Jens Stryger Larsen, 37th min.), 33. Lukas Rotpuller, 4. Petar Filipovic, 25. Thomas Salamon — 26. Raphael Holzhauser, 10. Alexander Grunwald (captain), 15. Tarkan Serbest — 7. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, 9. Kevin Friesenbichler (8. Olarenwaju Kayode, 81st min.), 95. Felipe Pires (11. Venuto, 62nd min.). Coach: Thorsten Fink.