Cavani Stuns Steaua Bucuresti with Last Minute Goal for Napoli

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IDecember 15, 2010

Edinson Cavani
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Napoli and Steaua Bucuresti faced each other in the UEFA Europa League 2011 Group K. The last time they faced each other in September 2010, Napoli stunned Steaua with an equalizer. 

Edinson Cavani surprised the goal keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu with a clean cut goal within the last few minutes of the game.

Cavani was assisted by a corner kick by Hamsik and proceeded to kick the ball with his right foot. The ball landed in the corner of the goal post past a stunned Tatarusanu.

The game itself was filled with tension with both teams looking for possesion of the game and ball. The Steaua Bucuresti was strong in its counteroffensive and the defensive, while Napoli was aggressive in its play.

Both teams made mistakes which lead to yellow cards on both sides with Szekely, Bonfirm, Maggio, Cannavaro, Surdor and Litolevici.

Cannavaro was eventually expelled from the game after receiving his second yellow card for his unsportsmanlike conduct within the last minute of the game.

Regardless, it appears that Napoli was enjoying the moment of truth in this game. It was also enjoying its rise through Group K of the UEFA Europa League 2011.

At the present time, Liverpool FC is in first place with ten points, SSC Napoli is in second place with seven points, FC Steaua Bucuresti is in third place with six points and FC Utrecht is in last place with five points.

SSC Napoli 1-0 Steaua Bucuresti

Date: September 15, 2010

Place: Stadio San Paolo Naples, Italy

Most Valued Player: Edinson Cavani