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The 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship comprises a qualifying group stage and play-off round to determine which seven teams join hosts Israel in the final tournament.
Qualifying group stage
Teams are split into ten groups – two of six teams and eight of five – and play each other on a home and away basis. The ten group winners and four runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections advance to the play-offs.
Play-off matches are played according to the knockout system, with each team playing each opponent home and away. The team which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals, extra time and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.
The final tournament comprises the seven play-off winners and Israel, who qualify automatically as hosts. The eight teams are split into two groups of four. Each team plays each other once in their group with the winners and runners-up advancing to the semi-finals where the winner of Group A plays the Group B runner-up and vice-versa. The winners advance to the final.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.
Romania found their scoring touch late on as they cruised to a 2-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship victory against nine-man Slovakia in Group 9.
Both sides had their chances in the first half, with the visitors keen to avenge a 2-0 home defeat when the teams last met, but Romania captain Mihai Răduţ seized the chance to put his side in front from the penalty spot on 66 minutes after Lukáš Štetina fouled the lively Adrian Stoian in the box. Lucian Filip fired in a second late on from a free-kick, in between the dismissals of Slovakia’s Ján Greguš and Jakub Paur.
Greguš and Štetina each had shots on goal in the first half, when the home midfield duo of Răduț and Stoian, in particular, kept the Slovakia defenders on their toes. Following the penalty, Slovakia captain Greguš saw red for a second bookable offence, and following Filip's goal, Paur's dismissal capped off a disappointing night for the visitors.
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|Emil Săndoi (ROU)||Ivan Galád (SVK)|
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|Lars Hummelgaard (DEN), Jakob Bille (DEN)|
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