FC Steaua Bucharest 1 – FC Liverpool 1


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Spain World Cup deputy goalkeeper PEPE REINA had another howler between the sticks for FC Liverpool, this time opposite one-time army club FC Steaua Bucharest in the UEFA Europa League at the Stadionul Steau in the capital city of Romania. (David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
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UEFA Europa League
Group Stage
12/2/2010

1 – FC Steaua Bucharest (ROM) ——— Bonfim 61′
1 – FC Liverpool (ENG) ——————— Jovanovic 19′

Resting several key players and despite yet another egregious error by its unreliable-at-best goalkeeper, visiting English club FC LIVERPOOL posted a 1-1 draw with former Romanian army club STEAUA BUCHAREST in Group K of the UEFA Europa League and assured itself of football in Europe this spring.

Serbia World Cup striker MILAN JOVANOVIC, the free transfer signing this summer from Belgian club Standard Liege who has only appeared seven times in the Premier League this season and not at all since mid-October, scored his first goal in Europe for FC Liverpool with a free header in the 19th minute following the cross of Holland World Cup attacker RYAN BABEL, starting up front as the lone central striker for the Reds versus Steaua Bucharest.

In the second half, Steaua Bucharest were the truly blessed when Spain World Cup deputy goalkeeper PEPE REINA of FC Liverpool completely bumbled a routine header straight at him from 29-year-old Brazilian defender EDER JOSE DE OLIVERIA BONFIM.

Still, Liverpool, the only team to have won more than a single match in Group K so far, locked up their place in the UEFA Europa League knockout round of 32 this spring with the point in Romania.

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FC STEAUA BUCHAREST : Tatarusanu – Bonfim, Gardos, Alves, Latovievici – Nicolita, Ricardo, Bicfalvi (Angelov 46′), Tanase – Surdu (Szekely 80′), Stancu

FC LIVERPOOL : Reina – Kelly, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Aurelio – Shelvey, Poulsen – Pacheco (Lucas 90′), Cole (Ngog 75′), Jovanovic (Eccleston 79′) – Babel

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(Vadim Ghirda/AP)
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(David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
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(Vadim Ghirda/AP)
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(David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

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