yardımcı hakemler: david bryan (eng), guy beale (eng)
4. hakem: alan wiley (eng)
fc national 2000 bucuresti: bogdan vintila (gk), tiberiu curt, dan petrescu (c), gheorghe-gabrie caramarin (dk. 81 albert duro), sabin ilie, ioan nemtanu (dk. 74 victoraş iacob), ovidiu petre, petre marin, boris keca, gigel coman, sergiu radu (dk. 82 marius mae)
yedekler: marius popa (gk), gabriel cânu, sorin iodi, dejan micic
teknik direktör: walter zenga (ita)
psg: lionel letizi (c), gabriel heinze, lionel potillon, jérôme leroy, frédéric déhu (dk. 60 talal el karkouri), andré luiz, josé aloisio (dk. 68 alex nyarko), francis llacer, laurent leroy, bartholomew ogbeche (dk. 60 selim benachour), filipe teixeira
ten-man psg prosper in bucharest published: thursday 31 october 2002, 23.18cet fc national bucuresti 0-2 paris saint-germain fc the french visitors cruise to victory.
a goal in each half gave ten-man paris saint-germain fc a healthy 2-0 first-leg lead in their uefa cup second-round meeting with fc national bucuresti at the cotroceni stadium.
red card after laurent leroy had given psg a sixth-minute lead, the red card shown to jérôme leroy midway through the second half seemed to have given the romanian side hope. but five minutes later, andré luiz doubled the visitors' lead to give his side a comfortable cushion ahead of the second leg in paris in a fortnight.
perfect start psg opened the scoring with practically their first attack of the game. a swift move involving lionel potillion was finished off with a neat header by laurent leroy. it was the perfect start for the french visitors who were without some key men including argentina defender mauricio pochettino and brazilian fifa world cup winner ronaldinho, although the latter was on the bench.
defence on top after the early disappointment, national found it very difficult to work their way back into the game despite pressing forward with some attractive passing. their stylish opponents were always on top and had a defence that was fully committed to the cause.
penalty appeals the home crowd were able to get off their feet for two penalty appeals in the tenth and 22nd minutes but neither was given. despite those scares, psg were not distracted from their composed play and were content to launch sporadic attacks.
near misses that tactic nearly paid dividends in the 38th minute as josé aloisio went past two defenders before shooting narrowly wide. four minutes later national conjured up their best chance with gigel coman's shot but lionel leitizi was equal to it.
fine stop striker sabin ilie also produced a great save from leitizi just after the interval but that was about as good it was going to get for national even though psg played the last 26 minutes with ten men. jérôme leroy was shown a straight red card after he retaliated to a foul by coman by kicking out.
advantage increased despite that setback, psg extended their advantage when andré luiz sent in a fierce free-kick from 22 metres which national goalkeeper bogdan vintila could not stop. it ensured a deserved victory, although the two-goal margin does slightly flatter tonight's visitors in bucharest.