Astra ended with a draw on their first appearance in the Champions League preliminaries. Astra scored first against the Danish champions, FC København. The ball luckily gets to Boudjemaa who passes to Teixeira. Astra’s attacking midfielder shoots on the goal, Olsen couldn’t save it and Romanians took the lead. It was just 7 minutes since the match started.
København had a better game in the second part, pressing most of the time. The equalizer in the 64th minute when Delaney gave no chance to Astra’s goalkeeper, Siviu Lung Jr. Astra 1, København 1. The second leg will take place next week in the Danish capital with Astra keeping some chances to qualify.
Astra Giurgiu 1-1 FC København
Venue: Marin Anastasovici, Giurgiu.
Goals: Teixeira (7′) / Delaney (64′)
Yellow cards: Seto 38′, Vangjeli 78′, Lovin 86′ / Verbic 21′, Kvist 37′
Red cards: –
Refs: Istvan Vad, Istvan Albert, Peter Berettyán; sub: Sandor Szabo (Hungary).
UEFA observatory: Michel Vautrot (France), Wolf-Günter Wiesel (Germany).
Astra Giurgiu: Lung Jr. -Vangjeli, Geraldo Alves, Fabricio, Junior Morais – Lovin, Seto (De Amorim 72′), Boldrin – Boudjemaa (Sapunaru 60′), Daniel Niculae (Florea 90+2′), Teixeira.
Coach: Marius Sumudica.
FC København: Olsen – Andersen, Johansson, Zanka, Augustinsson – Verbic (Amankwaa 81′), Delaney, Kvist, Toutouh (Falk 61′) – Cornelius, Santander.
Coach: Stale Solbakken.