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Marica own goal spares Azzurri

Published: Wednesday 17 November 2010, 22.57CET
Romania 1-1 Italy
Ciprian Marica scored for both sides as Italy and Romania played out a friendly draw in the Austrian town of Klagenfurt.
Marica own goal spares Azzurri
Andrea Pirlo and Fabio Quagliarella celebrate Italy's equaliser against Romania ©Getty Images

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Goals scored1
 
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Yellow cards0
 
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Published: Wednesday 17 November 2010, 22.57CET

Marica own goal spares Azzurri

Romania 1-1 Italy
Ciprian Marica scored for both sides as Italy and Romania played out a friendly draw in the Austrian town of Klagenfurt.

Ciprian Marica scored a goal for either side as Italy and Romania played out a 1-1 friendly draw in Klagenfurt, Austria.

The VfB Stuttgart foward gave Romania the lead on 34 minutes when he fired in from close range after a Răzvan Raţ effort had been blocked by Leonardo Bonucci, Ciprian Deac having done much to spark the chance down the left. Eight minutes from time, however, Marica deflected Fabio Quagliarella's header into his own net to level terms.

Romania, who lost FC Internazionale Milano defender Cristian Chivu to a muscle injury after just 16 minutes, controlled the first half against an experimental Italy side that struggled to create many clear-cut chances. Andrea Ranocchia, Federico Balzaretti, Cristian Ledesma and Alessandro Diamanti were all making their debuts for the Azzurri and coach Cesare Prandelli had to wait until first half added time for his charges to threaten, when Mario Balotelli forced Costel Pantilimon into a good save after dribbling past two defenders.

As the match got back under way, Alberto Gilardino was denied by both substitute goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu and the offside flag, but Romania soon began to reassert their control – only for Italy to equalise when Quagliarella headed Andrea Pirlo's corner past Tătăruşanu via Marica. Top of Group C with ten points from four games, Prandelli's side will resume UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying in Slovenia on 25 March, while Romania – second bottom in Group D – will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina the following day.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.33CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Italy

Italy

PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
Substitution46
VivianoEmiliano Viviano (GK)
RâpăCornel Râpă
SantonDavide Santon
Yellow Card56
Substitution61
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia
ChivuCristian Chivu
Substitution16
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
RaţRăzvan Raţ
BalzarettiFederico Balzaretti
Yellow Card38
TorjeGabriel Torje
Substitution58
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Yellow Card87
RopotanAdrian Ropotan
Substitution80
LedesmaCristian Ledesma
Substitution46
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
MauriStefano Mauri
DeacCiprian Deac
Substitution90
DiamantiAlessandro Diamanti
Substitution46
StancuBogdan Stancu
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Substitution46
MaricaCiprian Marica
Goal34
Goal82
BalotelliMario Balotelli
Substitution61

Substitutes

TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
Substitution46
CassaniMattia Cassani
Substitution61
GoianDorin Goian
Substitution16
PirloAndrea Pirlo
Substitution46
TănaseCristian Tănase
Substitution58
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
Substitution46
Substitution78
AlexaDan Alexa
Substitution80
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Substitution78
IlieSilviu Ilie
Substitution90
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
Substitution46
QuagliarellaFabio Quagliarella
Substitution61

Coach

Răzvan Lucescu (ROU) Cesare Prandelli (ITA)

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