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Dragun saves Belarus from Romania reverse

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.45CET
Romania 2-2 Belarus
Belarus seemed to be signing off in Group D on a losing note until Stanislav Dragun equalised with eight minutes left in Bucharest.
Dragun saves Belarus from Romania reverse
Stanislav Dragun (right) gets to grips with Romania's Adrian Cristea ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RomaniaBelarus

Goals scored2
 
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts15
 
5
Attempts on target8
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
1
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Offsides4
 
6
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
13

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.45CET

Dragun saves Belarus from Romania reverse

Romania 2-2 Belarus
Belarus seemed to be signing off in Group D on a losing note until Stanislav Dragun equalised with eight minutes left in Bucharest.

Stanislav Dragun ensured Belarus's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign finished on a positive note with an 82nd-minute equaliser against Romania.

Adrian Mutu became the first Romania player to score at the new National Arena in Bucharest when he gave Victor Piţurcă's men a 20th-minute lead. Sergei Kornilenko equalised on the cusp of half-time, but, within six minutes of the restart, Mutu restored the hosts' lead from the spot for his 34th goal in 71 internationals. Dragun's leveller then denied Romania, who are certain to finish third, a fourth win in five Group D matches.

After Mutu had tapped Romania ahead from Gabriel Torje's assist, Ciprian Marica squandered an opportunity to double his team's lead when he chose to pass from close range having weaved his way into the penalty area. Heavily involved, Marica then teed up Mutu for a shot which was blocked by Yuri Zhevnov, before himself being denied by the goalkeeper.

Romania's failure to take those opportunities initially proved costly when Kornilenko seized on an error by Cosmin Moți, yet they were soon back in the ascendancy as Mutu, after being fouled by Dmitri Verkhovtsov, tucked away a 51st-minute penalty.

Belarus continued to pose a threat, however, and were swiftly denied a second equaliser when Costel Pantilimon thwarted Sergei Krivets. On a hat-trick, Mutu chanced his luck with an overhead kick, but it was Belarus who had the last word, Dragun finishing off a counterattack with eight minutes remaining. Piţurcă's team conclude their campaign in Albania on Tuesday.

Last updated: 08/10/11 18.27CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Belarus

Belarus

1
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
12
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK) (C)
2
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
2
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
3
RaţRăzvan Raţ (C)
Yellow Card47
7
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
4
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Yellow Card23
Goal45
5
BourceanuAlexandru Bourceanu
10
DragunStanislav Dragun
Goal82
8
LazărCostin Lazăr
Substitution70
11
KrivetsSergei Krivets
Substitution60
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution80
13
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
10
MutuAdrian Mutu
Goal19
Goal51
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
11
TorjeGabriel Torje
18
VerkhovtsovDmitri Verkhovtsov
Yellow Card51
17
MoţiCosmin Moţi
Yellow Card85
19
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
Substitution90+2
21
SânmărteanLucian Sânmărtean
Substitution28
21
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
Substitution19

Substitutes

12
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
22
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
5
ZhavnerchikMaksim Zhavnerchik
7
CristeaAdrian Cristea
Substitution28
6
BychenokAleksandr Bychenok
16
LuchinSrgian Luchin
9
VoronkovAndrei Voronkov
18
CocişRăzvan Cociş
Substitution70
16
PlaskonnyPavel Plaskonny
Substitution19
19
StancuBogdan Stancu
Substitution80
17
RudikFilipp Rudik
Substitution60
22
BucurGheorghe Bucur
20
VeretiloOleg Veretilo
Substitution90+2

Coach

Victor Piţurcă (ROU) Bernd Stange (GER)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Damien MacGraith (IRL), Marc Douglas (IRL)

Fourth official

David Mckeon (IRL)

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