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Cautious Czechs contain Romania

Published: Saturday 3 September 2005, 20.18CET
Romania 0-0 Czech Republic A goalless draw in windy conditions suited the visitors more as Romania dominated but could not score.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
Published: Saturday 3 September 2005, 20.18CET

Cautious Czechs contain Romania

Romania 0-0 Czech Republic A goalless draw in windy conditions suited the visitors more as Romania dominated but could not score.

Romania and the Czech Republic played out a goalless draw in windy conditions, a result that suited the visitors more than their hosts.

Tight group
The Netherlands defeated Armenia 3-1 before this match to move to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1, and previous leaders Romania needed to gain victory to restore their one-point lead. However, they now trail by that amount, and while they are a point ahead of today's opponents, the Czechs have two games in hand on Romania and one on the Dutch.

Romanian efforts
All the goal chances came from Romania, starting with Andrei Prepelita's tenth-minute effort from 20 metres that went wide. Banel Nicolita missed on 34 minutes, while Ianis Zicu was twice denied by Czech goalkeeper Tomáš Grigár from close range in the second half.

Wednesday chance
The Czechs can leap to first place by overcoming visitors Armenia in Wednesday's only game in the group, a result that would leave them able to make the play-offs with a win against the Dutch on 7 October. That day Romania complete their fixtures in Finland knowing that a victory will almost certainly be the requirement to keep any qualification hopes alive.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.06CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1
HutanSebastian Hutan (GK)
1
GrigarTomáš Grigar (GK)
2
RădoiSorin Rădoi
2
KaufmanJosef Kaufman
3
M. ConstantinMarius Constantin
Yellow Card77
3
LatkaMartin Latka (C)
4
NeşuMihai Neşu
4
HubníkRoman Hubník
5
MoţiCosmin Moţi
5
KadlecMichal Kadlec
Yellow Card40
6
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
Substitution46
6
HušekLuboš Hušek
7
VasilacheCiprian Vasilache
Substitution82
7
RilkeEmil Rilke
Yellow Card35
8
PleşanMihăiţă Pleşan (C)
8
MageraLukáš Magera
Yellow Card6
Substitution61
9
KeseruClaudiu Andrei Keseru
Substitution66
9
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Substitution76
10
ZicuIanis Zicu
Yellow Card37
10
BednářRoman Bednář
Yellow Card86
Substitution90+1
11
NicoliţăBănel Nicoliţă
11
PudilDaniel Pudil
Yellow Card41

Substitutes

12
MarcAlexandru Marc (GK)
16
BučekAntonín Buček (GK)
13
David DanielAlexandru David Daniel
12
KleinMartin Klein
Substitution61
Yellow Card78
14
I. StancuIonut Stancu
13
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
15
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
Substitution46
14
MikolandaPetr Mikolanda
Substitution90+1
16
SurduRomeo Surdu
Substitution82
15
KnakalMartin Knakal
17
ChiacuHristu Chiacu
17
LimberskýDavid Limberský
Substitution76
18
CureleaCostin Curelea
Substitution66

Coach

Florin Marin (ROU) Ladislav Škorpil (CZE)

Referee

David Malcolm (NIR)

Assistant referees

David Redfern (NIR), Eamon Shanks (NIR)

Fourth official

Michael Thomas Ross (NIR)

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