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Play-offs within sight for Romania

Published: Saturday 4 September 2010
Romania 3-0 Russia
Eric Bicfalvi scored one goal and played a role in the other two as Romania took a potentially decisive hold on Group 1.
Play-offs within sight for Romania
Romania are in pole position to qualify for the play-offs with one match remaining ©Edy Pintea
Published: Saturday 4 September 2010

Play-offs within sight for Romania

Romania 3-0 Russia
Eric Bicfalvi scored one goal and played a role in the other two as Romania took a potentially decisive hold on Group 1.

Romania took a significant step towards a place in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs with a comprehensive defeat of Group 1 rivals Russia.

Level with their opponents on 21 points at the top of the section, Romania took a stranglehold on the game – and the pool – thanks to goals before the break from Eric Bicfalvi and Sabrin Sburlea. Substitute Ioan Hora added what could be a crucial third four minutes from time, meaning Emil Sandoi's team will be assured of a play-off berth should they avoid defeat by three goals or more when the sides meet again in their final match on Tuesday in St Petersburg.

Bicfalvi opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a powerful shot from the edge of the area following Mihai Costea's corner and played a part in the second ten minutes later. The FC Steaua Bucureşti midfielder's incisive pass found Ionut Neagu, who in turn set up Sburlea for a straightforward finish. Hora put the seal on an impressive result and performance late on courtesy of another Bicfalvi assist.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.41CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Russia

Russia

1
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
1
PesyakovSergei Pesyakov (GK)
2
RâpăCornel Râpă
Yellow Card55
5
SchennikovGeorgi Schennikov
3
Papp Paul Papp
6
SapetaAleksandr Sapeta
Substitution46
4
BărboianuŞtefan Bărboianu
Yellow Card72
7
IonovAleksei Ionov
Substitution54
5
GămanValerică Găman (C)
9
G. GabulovGeorgi Gabulov
6
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
10
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
7
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
Goal37
Substitution67
11
MamaevPavel Mamaev (C)
8
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Goal27
Substitution90
13
BalyaykinEvgeni Balyaykin
9
GaneaLiviu Ganea
15
IvanovAndrei Ivanov
Substitution78
10
M. CosteaMihai Costea
Substitution63
16
MakeevEvgeni Makeev
Yellow Card77
15
NeaguIonuţ Neagu
Yellow Card11
17
ParshivlyukSergei Parshivlyuk

Substitutes

12
LunguCezar Lungu (GK)
12
PomazanEvgeni Pomazan (GK)
11
IoniţăAlexandru Ioniţă
2
DenisovAleksandr Denisov
Substitution78
13
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
4
TermnikovIvan Termnikov
Substitution54
Yellow Card61
14
RusescuRaul Rusescu
8
GatagovAlan Gatagov
16
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
Substitution90
14
SmolnikovIgor Smolnikov
17
IonescuAndrei Ionescu
Substitution67
18
YakovlevPavel Yakovlev
18
HoraIoan Hora
Substitution63
Goal86
19
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Substitution46

Coach

Emil Săndoi (ROU) Igor Kolyvanov (RUS)

Referee

Jiří Jech (CZE)

Assistant referees

Emil Ubias (CZE), Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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