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Resilient Romania frustrate Denmark

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 23.00CET
Denmark 0-0 Romania The home side miss the chance to overtake Norway at the top of the table.
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 23.00CET

Resilient Romania frustrate Denmark

Denmark 0-0 Romania The home side miss the chance to overtake Norway at the top of the table.

Denmark missed the chance to overtake Scandinavian neighbours Norway at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 2 as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Romania in Farum.

Goalscoring chances
In an even contest, Denmark posed the greater attacking threat, with Jonas Kamper and Dan Thomasen both shooting fractionally too high while Thomas Kallenberg was denied by Hutan, the Romanian goalkeeper. Both sides came close to snatching all three points in the final stages, but Romania's Stunca and Thomas Augustinussen of Denmark were each denied by the crossbar.

Narrow lead
The result moved Denmark level with Norway, with both sides having 16 points from seven games. However, Norway retained top place by virtue of a superior head-to-head record, having defeated the Danes 3-0 in Drammen last September in the first match of the qualifying campaign, and then lost the reverse fixture 2-0 in Farum in June.

One game to go
The top two each have one match to play. Denmark travel to third-placed Bosnia-Herzegovina on 10 October, while Norway take on the group's bottom side, Luxembourg, the same night. Romania, meanwhile, finished in fourth position in the group with seven points from their eight games.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.55CET

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Lineups

Denmark

Denmark

Romania

Romania

1
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
1
HutanSebastian Hutan (GK)
2
OlesenAllan Olesen
2
I. StancuIonut Stancu
3
ThomassenDan Thomassen
3
OpreaRadu Oprea
4
AndreasenLeon Andreasen
4
RadaIonuţ Rada (C)
5
Martin PedersenMartin Pedersen
5
NeşuMihai Neşu
Yellow Card50
6
KamperJonas Kamper
Yellow Card43
6
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
7
WürtzRasmus Würtz
7
Andrei CristeaAndrei Cristea
Substitution80
8
SilberbauerMichael Silberbauer
8
PleşanMihăiţă Pleşan
Substitution48
9
KristiansenJan Kristiansen (C)
9
MaricaCiprian Marica
Yellow Card87
10
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
10
MiteaNicolae Mitea
Yellow Card83
Substitution87
11
AugustinussenThomas Augustinussen
11
PastorMarius Pastor

Substitutes

16
RasmussenSteffen Rasmussen (GK)
12
MarcAlexandru Marc (GK)
12
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
13
ArbănaşConstantin Arbănaş
Substitution48
13
Bak NielsenKristian Bak Nielsen
14
VasilacheCiprian Vasilache
14
TraoréChristian Traoré
15
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
Substitution80
15
J. PoulsenJakob Poulsen
16
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
17
LarsenSøren Larsen
17
CodreanuDan Codreanu
Substitution87
18
SørensenDennis Sørensen
18
BurdujanLucian Burdujan

Coach

Flemming Serritslev (DEN) Nicolae Manea (ROU)

Referee

Bertrand Layec (FRA)

Assistant referees

Claude Martinez (FRA), Jean-Yves Kaes (FRA)

Fourth official

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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