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Ruthless Contra cashes in

Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET
Luxembourg 0-7 Romania Cosmin Contra scores a hat-trick as Romania hit seven.
Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET

Ruthless Contra cashes in

Luxembourg 0-7 Romania Cosmin Contra scores a hat-trick as Romania hit seven.

Cosmin Contra scored a hat-trick as Romania put seven past hosts Luxembourg in EURO 2004™ Group 2.

Moldovan double
It took just two minutes for Viorel Moldovan to open the scoring and the forward doubled his tally four minutes later.

Masterful Munteanu
Romania's playmaker Dorinel Munteanu tirelessly drove his team forward as the home side struggled to cope with the Romanians' pace. Mirel Radoi made it 3-0 midway through the first half before Contra scored his first on the stroke of half-time.

Rat race
The visitors surged forward with the speed of Razvan Rat and Contra causing Luxembourg serious problems. Contra scored his second on 47 minutes and after Tiberiu Ghioane added his name to the scoresheet, Contra completed his hat-trick six minutes from time.

Last updated: 17/10/02 1.00CET

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Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Romania

Romania

1
BešićAlija Bešić
1
VintilaBogdan Vintila
2
FerronRalph Ferron
2
ContraCosmin Contra
Goal45+1
Goal47
Goal86
3
Frank DevilleFrank Deville
3
RădoiMirel Rădoi
Goal25
4
HoffmannEric Hoffmann
4
RaţRăzvan Raţ
5
StrasserJeff Strasser
5
MiuIlie Miu
6
RemySébastien Remy
6
PopescuGheorghe Popescu (C)
7
ReiterClaude Reiter
7
CodreaPaul Codrea
Substitution36
8
HoltzLuc Holtz
Substitution77
8
D MunteanuDorinel Munteanu
9
F. LeweckFons Leweck
9
V MoldovanViorel Moldovan
Goal2
Goal5
Substitution70
10
CardoniManuel Cardoni (C)
Substitution60
10
IlieAdrian Ilie
11
BraunGordon Braun
Substitution72
11
I GaneaIoan Ganea
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
GilletStéphane Gillet
12
DolhaEmilian Dolha
13
HussDaniel Huss
Substitution72
13
GhioaneTiberiu Ghioane
Substitution36
Goal81
14
RohmannSacha Rohmann
Substitution77
16
CernatFlorin Cernat
Substitution70
17
SchneiderSacha Schneider
Substitution60
18
PancuDaniel Pancu
Substitution46
15
Da LuzClaudio Da Luz
14
SoavaFlorin Soava
16
Di DomenicoSven Di Domenico
15
MutuAdrian Mutu
18
FunckNico Funck
17
M.NiculaeMarius Niculae

Coach

Anghel Iordanescu (ROU)

Referee

Romans Lajuks (LVA)

Assistant referees

Adolfs Supe (LVA), Janis Pukijans (LVA)

Fourth official

Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

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