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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 April 2006, 17:13 GMT 18:13 UK
Uefa Cup photos

Stewart Downing attempts to force his way past Steaua's Banel Nicolita and Sorin Paraschiv

Steaua Bucharest 1-0 Middlesbrough: Boro's England hopeful Stewart Downing tries to forge an early route to goal

Yakubu comes up against Dorin Goian

Yakubu goes close to notching his third goal of the competition but sees his shot clip a defender and go wide

Boro fall behind in the 29th minute after Dica's neat strike

Minutes later the visitors are behind when Nicolae Dica's shot on the turn finds the top corner of Mark Schwarzer's goal

George Boateng powers towards goal under the close supervision of Dorin Goian

The Teessiders almost equalise but George Boateng sees his shot saved as Steaua reach half-time with a 1-0 lead

Ugo Ehiogu grapples with Dica during the second half

Dica continues to threaten for the hosts and forces a save from Schwarzer just after the hour

Boateng does his best to foil Oprita's effort

The pressure continues to mount with striker Daniel Oprita seeing his attempt at scoring the second miss the target

Steve McClaren has some words of advice for George Boateng as he introduces Massimo Maccarone and Ray Parlour

With 20 minutes remaining, Boro boss Steve McClaren makes some changes in an effort to contain the Romanian outfit

An acrobatic Petre Marin holds off Yakubu

Petre Marin has a brilliant chance to score but also misses from a good position with 10 minutes to go

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is Middlesbrough star performer in Bucharest

Goalkeeper Schwarzer's numerous saves see the match finish 1-0 to give Boro a decent chance in the return leg

Gerald Asamoah sees his close-range shot saved in the eighth minute

Schalke 0-0 Sevilla: In the other tie, Gerald Asamoah sees an early shot saved by Andres Palop as the hosts go close

Gustavo Varela holds off Daniel Alves

The German side continue to dominate proceedings with Gustavo Varela among those who spurn good opportunities

Lincoln sees his shot saved by Palop

Lincoln has a number of chances to break the deadlock but finds Palop in good form as the match ends goalless


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