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Satisfactory end to Moldova's campaign

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2008, 23.44CET
Moldova 2-0 Luxembourg
Second-half goals from Iurie Livandovschi and Artur Patras helped Moldova complete a mixed Group 9 qualifying campaign on a positive note in Tiraspol.
Satisfactory end to Moldova's campaign
Artur Patras was on target for Moldova ©Bongarts
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2008, 23.44CET

Satisfactory end to Moldova's campaign

Moldova 2-0 Luxembourg
Second-half goals from Iurie Livandovschi and Artur Patras helped Moldova complete a mixed Group 9 qualifying campaign on a positive note in Tiraspol.

Second-half goals from Iurie Livandovschi and Artur Patras earned Moldova a 2-0 victory against Luxembourg as Serghei Chirilov's side completed their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign on a positive note.

Same again
The sides went into the game with only pride to play for, as they were destined to finish fourth and fifth in Group 9 despite Moldova having claimed impressive wins against Israel and Germany. Those victories sandwiched a 2-0 success in Luxembourg last October, when two goals after half-time won the points, and it was more of the same in Tiraspol after Oleg Andronic squandered a host of first-half chances.

Breakthrough
Moldova's pressure finally paid dividends eight minutes after the restart when substitute Alexandr Dedov found Livandovschi with a sumptuous pass and the striker made no mistake. The visitors responded, but their hopes of gaining a first point in qualifying were ended 18 minutes from time when Patras rifled in a fine free-kick.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.28CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

3
I. AndronicIgor Andronic
Yellow Card61
10
BensiStefano Bensi
4
BolohanVadim Bolohan (C)
9
BozicAnton Bozic
1
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
5
PleinJacques Plein (C)
17
CojocariAndrei Cojocari
7
SagramolaChris Sagramola
Substitution85
2
ErhanIulian Erhan
4
BukvicAnte Bukvic
8
PatrașArtur Patraș
Yellow Card25
Goal72
2
LeiteKevin Leite
18
IoniţăArtur Ioniţă
Yellow Card60
Substitution69
8
SehumannAndy Sehumann
Substitution64
5
NovikovAndrey Novikov
1
CastellaniFabiano Castellani (GK)
7
BulatVitalie Bulat
Substitution52
3
MartinoMassimo Martino
Substitution78
9
LivandovschiIurie Livandovschi
Goal53
6
BastosCédric Bastos
Yellow Card76
10
O. AndronicOleg Andronic
Substitution46
11
TwimumuNaby Twimumu

Substitutes

16
VerbetchiAndrei Verbetchi
12
ArnoldJan Arnold (GK)
11
PîslăDan Pîslă
Substitution46
18
MoreiraClayton Moreira
13
DedovAlexandru Dedov
Substitution52
14
SemedoAlexandre Semedo
Substitution64
12
ChirinciucAnatol Chirinciuc (GK)
15
May Andy May
Substitution78
14
A. AntoniucAlexandru Antoniuc
13
LickesOlivier Lickes
15
BogdanDumitru Bogdan
16
ThomRicardo Thom
6
GorceacEugen Gorceac
Substitution69
17
PolidoriBen Polidori
Substitution85

Coach

Serghei Chirilov (MDA) Luc Holtz (LUX)

Referee

Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)

Assistant referees

Petre Kodovski (MKD), Dusko Miloseski (MKD)

Fourth official

Goran Spirkoski (MKD)

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