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Torje double keeps Romania in touch

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 22.45CET
Luxembourg 0-2 Romania
Romania kept alive their slim hopes of qualification from Group D thanks to two Gabriel Torje strikes in Luxembourg.
by David Babaev
from Josy Barthel
Torje double keeps Romania in touch
Gabriel Torje celebrates scoring one of his two goals for Romania against Luxembourg ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LuxembourgRomania

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts7
 
8
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
4
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
17
Fouls suffered16
 
11

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 16/10/2015 15:24 CET
 
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 22.45CET

Torje double keeps Romania in touch

Luxembourg 0-2 Romania
Romania kept alive their slim hopes of qualification from Group D thanks to two Gabriel Torje strikes in Luxembourg.

Romania are still in the hunt to qualify for UEFA EURO 2012 after a Gabriel Torje double earned them a crucial victory against Luxembourg in Group D.

Torje opened the scoring for the visitors from close range after Jonathan Joubert failed to hang on to Răzvan Cociş's header. The Udinese Calcio midfielder claimed a second on the stroke of half-time and Romania saw out the remainder of the contest to secure the win.

Looking for their first victory in qualifying, Luxembourg created the first meaningful chance of the match, Charles Leweck forcing Ciprian Tătăruşanu into a fine save after just three minutes. The visitors duly responded, though, Răzvan Raţ's cross met by Ciprian Marica who failed to find the target from close range.

With the game seemingly headed into the break goalless, Torje pounced to give his side a 34th-minute lead. And just before the first half came to a close, the same man latched on to Cosmin Contra's long pass to score his and Romania's second.

Victor Piturca's side could be forgiven for sitting back and protecting their lead after the interval with Raţ marshalling the defence superbly as Romania held on. Romania host France on Tuesday while Luxembourg play Albania on the same day.

Last updated: 02/09/11 23.59CET

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