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Marica double lifts Romania

Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 21.07CET
Romania 2-0 Luxembourg Ciprian Marica scores either side of half-time to secure victory for Romania.
Published: Friday 5 September 2003, 21.07CET

Marica double lifts Romania

Romania 2-0 Luxembourg Ciprian Marica scores either side of half-time to secure victory for Romania.

Romania secured fourth place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 with a 2-0 home win against Luxembourg.

Romania in control
A previous victory for Romania in Luxembourg had given today's home side the only points either team had picked up in their campaigns so far. And Romania took control of the game in the first half in their bid to end their run of three home matches without a point or a goal in the group.

Marica scores
That elusive goal finally came on 45 minutes through FC Dinamo Bucuresti striker Ciprian Marica, as he converted a cross from new AFC Ajax recruit Nicolae Mitea - who had only been released from the full squad yesterday.

Victory confirmed
Marica doubled the lead five minutes into the second half as he shot in after linking up with a fine pass from FCM Bacau forward Andrei Cristea. Luxembourg played the last 23 minutes with ten men after Nico Zhan was dismissed for violent conduct, but they kept the score to 2-0.

Next fixtures
Romania end their campaign in Denmark on Tuesday, when Luxembourg play out their penultimate match against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.56CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
HutanSebastian Hutan (GK)
1
MondLaurent Mond (GK)
2
MurganMadalin Murgan
Substitution56
2
ThunusAlain Thunus
3
OpreaRadu Oprea
3
BigardJérôme Bigard
4
M. ConstantinMarius Constantin
4
LooseYannick Loose
Yellow Card42
5
NeşuMihai Neşu
5
EngelPaul Engel
Yellow Card89
Substitution90
6
PleşanMihăiţă Pleşan
Yellow Card66
6
ZhanNico Zhan
Yellow Card10
Red Card65
7
Andrei CristeaAndrei Cristea
Substitution71
7
MunozTom Munoz
Substitution80
8
PastorMarius Pastor
Yellow Card24
8
C. LeweckCharles Leweck
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Goal45+1
Goal49
9
MullerFabrice Muller
Substitution79
10
ZicuIanis Zicu (C)
Substitution76
10
NardechiaLaurent Nardechia (C)
11
MiteaNicolae Mitea
11
FellerJeff Feller

Substitutes

12
MarcAlexandru Marc (GK)
12
OberweisMarc Oberweis (GK)
13
ArbănaşConstantin Arbănaş
13
ThimmeschMarc Thimmesch
Substitution90
14
BurdujanLucian Burdujan
Substitution76
14
LinYi Lin
Substitution80
15
CodreanuDan Codreanu
15
Alain ThimmeschAlain Thimmesch
Substitution79
16
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
Substitution71
16
KopeckyTom Kopecky
17
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
Substitution56
17
LeenDean Leen
18
I. StancuIonut Stancu

Coach

Nicolae Manea (ROU) Henri Bossi (LUX)

Referee

Joseph Attard (MLT)

Assistant referees

Philip Agius (MLT), Joseph Camilleri (MLT)

Fourth official

Lawrence Sammut (MLT)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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