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Dugarry punishes Romania to put France top

Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 10.40CET
Romania 0-1 France
Aimé Jacquet's side never found top gear but nevertheless climbed to the top of Group B thanks to Christophe Dugarry's first-half effort.
Dugarry punishes Romania to put France top
Christophe Dugarry celebrates his winning goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RomaniaFrance

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:10 CET

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Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 10.40CET

Dugarry punishes Romania to put France top

Romania 0-1 France
Aimé Jacquet's side never found top gear but nevertheless climbed to the top of Group B thanks to Christophe Dugarry's first-half effort.

France moved to the top of Group B thanks to a 1-0 victory against Romania.

Having met twice in qualifying – a 0-0 draw in Saint-Etienne and a 3-1 win for France in Bucharest – these were two teams who could harbour no secrets from each other. Aimé Jacquet did not even attempt to spring a surprise, setting his team up in his trademark 4-3-1-2 formation. It once again proved fruitful for Les Bleus, with Christophe Dugarry's 25th-minute effort enough to separate the sides.

Romania exceeded expectations in the United States two years earlier, reaching the 1994 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, but on this occasion failed to respond to Gheorghe Hagi's promptings. Though France put in a slightly more fluent display, they were left grateful for a slice of fortune which ultimately ensured they got off to a winning start.

Youri Djorkaeff put in a high cross from the right and goalkeeper Bogdan Stelea came out to the very edge of the penalty area where he collided with Gheorghe Mihali, allowing a surprised Dugarry to head in.

There could have been more goals late on, Patrice Loko escaping two defenders before missing the target and Laurent Blanc denying Viorel Modovan with a fine tackle, but Dugarry's effort was decisive.

Last updated: 19/01/12 16.37CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

France

France

1
SteleaBogdan Stelea (GK)
1
LamaBernard Lama (GK)
2
PetrescuDan Petrescu
Substitution78
3
Di MecoEric Di Meco
Yellow Card20
Substitution68
4
BelodediciMiodrag Belodedici
5
BlancLaurent Blanc
5
LupescuIoan Lupescu
6
GuérinVincent Guérin
6
PopescuGheorghe Popescu
7
DeschampsDidier Deschamps (C)
7
LăcătuşMarius Lăcătuş
Substitution56
8
DesaillyMarcel Desailly
9
RăducioiuFlorin Răducioiu
Substitution46
9
DjorkaeffYouri Djorkaeff
10
HagiGheorghe Hagi (C)
10
ZidaneZinédine Zidane
Substitution80
11
D MunteanuDorinel Munteanu
13
DugarryChristophe Dugarry
Goal25
Substitution68
13
SelymesTibor Selymes
Yellow Card71
15
ThuramLilian Thuram
16
MihaliGheorghe Mihali
Yellow Card49
19
KarembeuChristian Karembeu

Substitutes

17
FilipescuIulian Filipescu
Substitution78
2
AnglomaJocelyn Angloma
19
IlieAdrian Ilie
Substitution56
Yellow Card90
4
LeboeufFrank Leboeuf
20
V MoldovanViorel Moldovan
Substitution46
11
LokoPatrice Loko
Substitution68
8
SabăuIoan Sabău
12
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
Substitution68
12
PruneaFlorian Prunea (GK)
14
LamouchiSabri Lamouchi
14
GâlcăConstantin Gâlcă
16
BarthezFabien Barthez (GK)
15
DoboşAnton Doboş
17
MadarMickaël Madar
18
StîngăOvidiu Stîngă
18
PedrosReynald Pedros
21
VlădoiuIon Vlădoiu
20
RocheAlain Roche
Substitution80
22
TeneFlorin Tene (GK)
21
MartinsCorentin Martins
22
MartiniBruno Martini

Coach

Anghel Iordanescu (ROU) Aimé Jacquet (FRA)

Referee

Helmut Krug (GER)

Assistant referees

Klaus Plettenberg (GER), Egbert Engler (GER)

Fourth official

Hermann Albrecht (GER)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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