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Reghecampf bemoans last-minute lapse

Created on Nov. 07, 2013 4:16 PM EST

Steaua Bucharest coach Laurentiu Reghecampf bemoaned his side's last-minute lapse as they were held 1-1 by a late Basel leveller.

The Romanian side looked to be heading for all three points in their UEFA Champions League Group E clash before they were denied in injury time when Giovanni Sio got on the end of a fine ball from Valentin Stocker to fire home.

The 24-year-old's equaliser cancelled out a 17th-minute opener from Federico Piovaccari, and Reghecampf was left to bemoan his side's failure to keep posession with the clock ticking down.

The result leaves the visitors bottom of the group and with an uphill task to have any hope of qualification with games against Schalke and Chelsea to come, but Reghecampf is staying positive.

"We shouldn't have been pressing in the 90th minute, we should have been focused on keeping possession and keeping the ball away from our goal," he said.

"We played well but such good performances are quickly forgotten when mistakes are made in the last minute.

"I am proud of my players. They proved today they are a strong and united team.

"We know that it will be very hard to beat Schalke and get a result in London (against Chelsea) but let's think in a positive manner."

Steaua face Schalke on November 26, before travelling to Chelsea in December.

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