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Frunza sparks Moldovan frenzy

Published: Saturday 7 June 2003, 21.32CET
Moldova 1-0 Austria Viorel Frunza's winner gives Moldova one of the finest results in their history.

Match statistics

MoldovaAustria

Goals scored1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Saturday 7 June 2003, 21.32CET

Frunza sparks Moldovan frenzy

Moldova 1-0 Austria Viorel Frunza's winner gives Moldova one of the finest results in their history.

Moldova secured one of the finest results in their history with a 1-0 victory against Austria in UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying Group 3.

Frunza the hero
FC Zimbru Chisinau striker Viorel Frunza was the hero in Tiraspol with a goal on the hour to give his side their first points in five group games, and leave Austria's qualification hopes in the balance.

Schopp chance
Markus Schopp had Austria's best chance earlier in the second hald, but the Brescia Calcio midfield player missed the target after being set up by Michael Wagner.

Superb run and cross
Not long afterwards, Frunza took full advantage, the 23-year-old tapping in following a superb run and cross from the right by Serghei Covalciuc. Moldova then held on for their first UEFA European Championship victory since overcoming Georgia 3-2 in November 1995.

'A great team effort'
After the game, Moldova coach Viktor Pasulko said: "It was about time we finally won a game. I think we deserved this victory, it was a great team effort." His team remain bottom, however, and visit the unbeaten Czech Republic on Wednesday.

'Big disappointment'
Austria coach Hans Krankl, already pessimistic about their chances of qualifying before the match, said that it was time to look to the future. "It is a big disappointment for us," he admitted. "But we have to move on and we'll look to youth as we need to start a rebuilding process."

Four points adrift
The defeat leaves Austria in third place with three matches left, four points adrift of second place. They are at home to Belarus on Wednesday.

 

Last updated: 08/06/03 0.32CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Austria

Austria

1
HmarucEvgeni Hmaruc
1
MandlThomas Mandl
2
B. CebotariBoris Cebotari
2
ScharnerPaul Scharner
Yellow Card76
Substitution80
3
OlexicGhenadie Olexic
3
EhmannAnton Ehmann
Yellow Card41
4
TestemitanuIon Testemitanu
4
DospelErnst Dospel
Substitution56
5
CatînsusValeriu Catînsus (C)
5
StranzlMartin Stranzl
6
PriganiucIurie Priganiuc
Yellow Card87
6
AufhauserRené Aufhauser
7
CovalciucSerghei Covalciuc
7
SchoppMarkus Schopp
Yellow Card87
8
IvanovStanislav Ivanov
8
FlögelThomas Flögel (C)
9
BoreţVadim Boreţ
Substitution68
9
HaasMario Haas
10
FrunzăViorel Frunză
Goal60
Substitution85
10
WagnerMichael Wagner
Substitution70
11
RogaciovSerghei Rogaciov
Substitution78
11
KirchlerRoland Kirchler

Substitutes

12
BogdanAndrian Bogdan
12
PayerHelge Payer
14
VăluţăEduard Văluţă
Substitution85
15
CernyHarald Cerny
Substitution56
15
AndriutaLiviu Andriuta
Substitution68
17
EderThomas Eder
Substitution80
17
PatulaEvghenii Patula
Substitution78
18
WallnerRoman Wallner
Substitution70
13
CleşcencoSerghei Cleşcenco
13
HieblingerMario Hieblinger
16
PogrebanSerghei Pogreban
14
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
18
BercoVictor Berco
16
HöllerThomas Höller

Coach

Victor Pasulko (RUS) Johann Hans Krankl (AUT)

Referee

J Paulo Paraty Silva (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR)

Fourth official

Joao Carlos Fonseca Vilas Boas (POR)

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