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Romania ease to opening success

Published: Saturday 28 March 2009, 17.45CET
Romania 2-0 Andorra
Romania began their campaign with a comfortable Group 1 victory in Arad as they target a place at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Romania ease to opening success
Romania started their campaign with three points ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RomaniaAndorra

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:07 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Saturday 28 March 2009, 17.45CET

Romania ease to opening success

Romania 2-0 Andorra
Romania began their campaign with a comfortable Group 1 victory in Arad as they target a place at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Romania opened their campaign with a comfortable Group 1 victory in Arad as they target a place at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Second-half goals
Romania were the dominant force throughout the match and prised a number of goalscoring opportunities in the first half, but they had to wait until the 50th minute to take the lead through Constantin Gângioveanu. Ten minutes later, Liviu Ganea sealed the points with his team's second.

Penalty opener
A shock home defeat by Wales in their final match last time out saw Romania relinquish top spot in qualifying and miss out on a place in this summer's finals, and they appeared determined to consign that disappointment to the past with a convincing display here. They had to remain patient, though, eventually breaking the deadlock after the interval when Gângioveanu converted from the penalty spot, before Ganea's header completed the scoring on the hour. Andorra now travel to Russia on 1 April, while Romania's next match takes them to the Faroe Islands on 6 June.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.20CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Andorra

Andorra

1
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
1
OlivaOriol Oliva (GK)
Yellow Card62
2
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
2
C. MartínezCristian Martínez
Yellow Card56
5
GămanValerică Găman
3
ManeiroDavid Maneiro
13
PăunCătălin Păun
4
A. RodríguesAdrian Rodrígues (C)
4
IlieSilviu Ilie
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
5
Emili GarciaEmili Garcia
10
TorjeGabriel Torje (C)
6
BuixóEric Buixó
Substitution83
6
IonescuAndrei Ionescu
Substitution67
7
BousenineSamir Bousenine
Yellow Card42
Substitution72
11
GângioveanuConstantin Gângioveanu
Goal63
8
FitéOriol Fité
14
RusescuRaul Rusescu
Substitution58
9
ValesMarc Vales
9
GaneaLiviu Ganea
Goal72
10
J. MartínezJöel Martínez
Yellow Card48
Substitution80
7
M. CosteaMihai Costea
11
Marc GarcíaMarc García

Substitutes

12
LunguCezar Lungu (GK)
13
AleixJoan Aleix (GK)
8
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Substitution46
12
RocaÀlex Roca
3
IorgaLaurenţiu Iorga
14
VieiraXavier Vieira
18
PîrvulescuPaul Pîrvulescu
15
RiberaAlbert Ribera
15
DomanCatalin Doman
Substitution58
16
SirvanCarles Sirvan
Substitution83
16
DobroiuAlexandru Ionut Dobroiu
Substitution67
17
AloyGerard Aloy
Substitution72
Yellow Card88
17
BărboianuŞtefan Bărboianu
18
MadeiraDavid Madeira
Substitution80

Coach

Emil Săndoi (ROU) Jesús Álvarez (AND)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Paulius Malžinskas (LTU)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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