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Romania ravage Latvia in Buzau

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 2.45CET
Romania 4-1 Latvia
Romania denied Russia breathing space at the top of Group 1 with Sabrin Sburlea setting them on their way in Buzau.
by Victor Daghi
from Buzau
Romania ravage Latvia in Buzau
Romania were in fine fettle in Buzau ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 2.45CET

Romania ravage Latvia in Buzau

Romania 4-1 Latvia
Romania denied Russia breathing space at the top of Group 1 with Sabrin Sburlea setting them on their way in Buzau.

Romania denied Russia breathing space at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 1 with Sabrin Sburlea setting them on their way to a 4-1 victory against Latvia in Buzau.

Fine finishes
Ştefan Bărboianu's long pass found Sburlea after ten minutes, and the FC Brasov man finished brilliantly from ten metres to break the deadlock. Mihai Costea then left defender Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis chasing shadows on 28 minutes to score a fine second, and it was 3-0 by half-time as Sburlea's precise cross allowed Paul Papp to crash in a 43rd-minute header. Edgars Gauračs' dismissal further sapped Latvia's morale, with substitute Ioan Hora making it 4-0 on 82 minutes, not long before Artjoms Rudņevs received a red card for a second bookable offence. Down to nine men, Latvia nonetheless secured a fine consolation goal, with Igors Tarasovs on target from 18 metres. Romania trail Group 1 leaders Russia on goal difference with neither side in competitive action again until August 2010.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.51CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Latvia

Latvia

1
LunguCezar Lungu (GK)
1
IkstensKaspars Ikstens (GK)
2
BărboianuŞtefan Bărboianu
4
KazuraJevgēņijs Kazura
3
Papp Paul Papp
Goal43
5
KosmačovsJevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)
Yellow Card74
4
RâpăCornel Râpă
8
GramovičsAleksandrs Gramovičs
Substitution80
5
GămanValerică Găman (C)
9
KamešsVladimirs Kamešs
Substitution87
6
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
10
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
Red Card58
7
M. CosteaMihai Costea
Goal28
Substitution70
14
MežsToms Mežs
8
IonescuAndrei Ionescu
15
Kuplovs-OginskisAleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
9
GaneaLiviu Ganea
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Yellow Card48
Red Card84
10
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
Goal10
Substitution80
17
KurakinsAntons Kurakins
11
IoniţăAlexandru Ioniţă
Substitution63
18
RuginsRitvars Rugins
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
12
SazonovsJevgēņijs Sazonovs (GK)
13
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
2
PetrenkoDeniss Petrenko
14
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
3
SiņeļņikovsAlans Siņeļņikovs
Substitution80
15
BarbuMarius Radu Barbu
6
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
Substitution46
Goal90+1
16
PîrvulescuPaul Pîrvulescu
Substitution80
7
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
17
GângioveanuConstantin Gângioveanu
Substitution63
11
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
Substitution87
18
HoraIoan Hora
Substitution70
Goal82
13
GaiļusVadims Gaiļus

Coach

Emil Săndoi (ROU) Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA)

Referee

Richard Liesveld (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Langkamp (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Danny Makkelie (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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