Uefa Cup round-up A-H
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rapid Bucharest beat Hertha Berlin, 10-man Roma won while Monaco and Artmedia lost.Rapid Bucharest are primed to knock Hertha Berlin out of the Uefa Cup following a 1-0 win at the Olympia Stadion.
The Bundesliga outfit did well to concede just the one goal after finishing the contest with just nine men.
Shortly after Valentin Negru broke the deadlock on 68 minutes from the penalty spot Hertha were a man down.
Kevin-Prince Boateng saw red before Alexander Madlung joined him in the dressing room with five minutes remaining.
Roma overcame the first half dismissal of Daniele de Rossi to claim a 2-1 success at Club Brugge.
The Serie A giants were reduced to 10 men shortly before the half hour mark when de Rossi was given his marching orders.
An own goal from Gunther Vanaudenaerde put Roma ahead on the stroke of half time, but on loan Javier Portillo levelled matters 15 minutes after the re-start.
Instead of sitting back and accepting the draw, 10-man Roma bagged the winning goal through Simone Perrotta in the closing stages.
Monaco are second favourites to advance to the fourth round after going down to Basel thanks to David Degen's late strike.
Levski Sofia take a lead back to Bulgaria following a 1-0 win over Artmedia Bratislava in Slovakia.
Emil Angelov's goal just nine minutes into the contest proved the decisive moment.
Wednesday proved a good day for away teams as Steaua Bucharest claimed a 3-1 win over Heerenveen.
The home side took the lead through Arnold Bruggink at the Abe Lenstra Stadion, but it was all one-way traffic after that.
Nicolae Dica drew Steaua level shortly after with goals after half time from Dorin Goian and Sorin Paraschiv settling the contest.