Betis 0 - Steaua Bucharest 3
Melli, Juanito, Nano, Luis Fernández; Rivera, Arzu (Dani 57');
Joaquín, Edu, Tardelli (Xisco 56'); Robert. 4-2-3-1.
Betis were unceremoniously dumped out of the cup after losing 0-3 to Steaua Bucharest. After Sevilla's victory the night before, Serra Ferrer's side were expected to build on their scoreless draw from the first leg and join their city neighbours in the last eight. Joaquín gave them hope with a shot over the bar early on, but the Romanian side were dangerous on the breakaway and Dica headed wide of the post from a yard out soon afterwards.
The best chances of the first half though fell to Robert, Carlos Alberto somehow getting a hand to his header downwards from Joaquín's corner, and then the Brazilian striker heading over the bar close to half time. But less than ten minutes after the restart the visitors went ahead, Nicolita charging down an attempted tackle and running on to shoot wide of Contreras.
It was the away goal that Steaua were looking for, and Betis now needed to score two. But they suffered another blow within minutes, Joaquín getting himself sent off for lashing out at Dica who had been tugging at the back of his shirt. The winger went off in tears, knowing that his team's chances of qualifying were now remote.
Serra Ferrer had brought on Dani after Nicolita's goal, and the young striker made his mark almost immediately, firing one shot over the top and hitting the crossbar with another effort soon afterwards. But the Andalusians were leaving gaps at the back, and Iacob and Nicolita took advantage to score two more in rapid succession to wrap things up. Steaua had another famous victory under their belts in the city of Sevilla (where they once beat Barcelona to win the European Cup), and the unhappy fans turned on the directors' box in protest after the final whistle.