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Gauračs stars as Latvia stun Romania

Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 21.45CET
Latvia 5-1 Romania
Edgars Gauračs scored his second hat-trick of Latvia's qualifying campaign as the home side stunned the Group 1 leaders in Riga.
by Mikhail Korolev
from Riga
Gauračs stars as Latvia stun Romania
Edgars Gauračs celebrates scoring for Latvia ©Zigismunds Zalmanis
Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 21.45CET

Gauračs stars as Latvia stun Romania

Latvia 5-1 Romania
Edgars Gauračs scored his second hat-trick of Latvia's qualifying campaign as the home side stunned the Group 1 leaders in Riga.

Edgars Gauračs scored his second hat-trick of Latvia's qualifying campaign as the home side stunned Group 1 leaders Romania 5-1 in Riga.

Top scorer
Gauračs had also hit three in victory against the Faroe Islands last month and now has a competition-leading seven qualifying goals to his name after a commanding performance at the Daugava Stadium which sent Romania crashing to their first defeat after four successive wins.

Gauračs hat-trick
Artjoms Rudņevs opened the scoring in the 30th minute and Latvia went into the break 2-0 in front after FK Ventspils striker Gauračs struck his first of the night with a spectacular scissors-kick nine minutes later. Further goals followed from Gauračs on 63 and 66 minutes, with the 21-year-old completing his hat-trick with a direct free-kick.

Rudņevs double
Still Latvia were not finished and Rudņevs claimed his second and Latvia's fifth with five minutes to play after latching on to Daniils Turkovs's fine pass. Gabriel Torje pulled one back for Romania from the penalty spot, his fifth goal in qualifying, in the fourth minute of added time, but the result had long since been decided. Romania still head the section on 12 points, three ahead of Latvia and Russia, who play their game in hand at home to the Faroe Islands on Saturday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.08CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Romania

Romania

1
IkstensKaspars Ikstens (GK)
1
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
4
KazuraJevgēņijs Kazura
2
BărboianuŞtefan Bărboianu
6
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
4
IlieSilviu Ilie
7
ŽulevsVadims Žulevs
Substitution87
5
GămanValerică Găman
8
GramovičsAleksandrs Gramovičs
6
CordosAndrei Cordos
Yellow Card42
10
GauračsEdgars Gauračs (C)
Goal39
Goal63
Goal66
Substitution77
7
PîrvulescuPaul Pîrvulescu
Substitution46
14
MežsToms Mežs
8
IonescuAndrei Ionescu
Substitution81
15
Kuplovs-OginskisAleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
9
GaneaLiviu Ganea
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Goal30
Goal85
10
TorjeGabriel Torje (C)
Goal90+4
17
KurakinsAntons Kurakins
Yellow Card90+4
15
IoniţăAlexandru Ioniţă
Substitution66
18
RuginsRitvars Rugins
Substitution85
16
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi

Substitutes

12
SazonovsJevgēņijs Sazonovs (GK)
12
LunguCezar Lungu (GK)
2
PetrenkoDeniss Petrenko
3
BarbuMarius Radu Barbu
3
PihockisStaņislavs Pihockis
11
M. CosteaMihai Costea
Substitution66
5
R.BespalovsRomans Bespalovs
13
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
9
OsipovsArtjoms Osipovs
Substitution85
14
OnicaşMihai Onicaş
11
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
Substitution77
17
AlexeMarius Alexe
Substitution81
13
GaiļusVadims Gaiļus
Substitution87
18
SburleaSabrin Sburlea
Substitution46

Coach

Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA) Emil Săndoi (ROU)

Referee

Sokol Jareci (ALB)

Assistant referees

Emiliano Bicaku (ALB), Eduard Miho (ALB)

Fourth official

Kridens Meta (ALB)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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