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Enache double tames Slovakia

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 22.25CET
Slovakia 0-2 Romania
Two goals in eight second-half minutes from Gabriel Enache earned the visitors a much-needed victory in qualifying Group 9. 
by Tomáš Čunčík
Enache double tames Slovakia
Romania are now within a point of second-placed Slovakia in Group 9 ©sportm.ro
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 22.25CET

Enache double tames Slovakia

Slovakia 0-2 Romania
Two goals in eight second-half minutes from Gabriel Enache earned the visitors a much-needed victory in qualifying Group 9. 

Gabriel Enache struck twice after the break as Romania moved to within a point of second-placed Slovakia in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9.

Emil Săndoi's visitors took the initiative from the off and in the opening minutes captain Mihai Răduţ pulled a ball into the path of Adrian Popa, who drilled narrowly wide. Lucian Ionuț Filip then forced home goalkeeper Pavol Bajza into a good stop.

Romania did not have it all their own way, though, as Karol Mészáros and Róbert Mak both tested David Lazar. The hosts also started the second period the better but were hit on the counterattack as Enache opened the scoring with the Slovakia defence stretched.

Eight minutes later the forward doubled his tally, taking advantage of a defensive mix-up. Slovakia will not have to wait long for their chance to gain revenge, however; the sides meet again on 5 June in Bucharest.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.19CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Romania

Romania

1
BajzaPavol Bajza (GK)
1
LazarDavid Lazar (GK)
3
GyömberNorbert Gyömber
2
CretuAlexandru Cretu
Yellow Card45
6
KissFilip Kiss
Yellow Card89
3
MuthSergiu Muth
Yellow Card35
7
GregušJán Greguš (C)
4
BețaDean Beța
8
ŠtetinaLukáš Štetina
Yellow Card46
5
CioranuCodrut Cioranu
10
MakRóbert Mak
Yellow Card76
6
PopaAdrian Popa
11
MikovičMartin Mikovič
Substitution46
7
StoianAdrian Stoian
Yellow Card21
Substitution67
13
ŠimonekArnold Šimonek
8
FilipLucian Filip
14
HolúbekJakub Holúbek
9
DobreLeonard Dobre
Yellow Card88
Substitution89
15
P. MazáňPeter Mazáň
Substitution76
10
RăduţMihai Răduţ (C)
Substitution82
17
MészárosKarol Mészáros
Substitution62
11
EnacheGabriel Enache
Goal71
Goal79

Substitutes

12
ŠullaMichal Šulla (GK)
12
PenaAlexandru Pena (GK)
2
ŠtefánikSamuel Štefánik
13
ŢepeşAndrei Ţepeş
4
PaurJakub Paur
Substitution46
14
RadaIonuț Rada
5
KošútTomáš Košút
15
AntonPaul Anton
Substitution67
9
LalkovičMilan Lalkovič
Substitution62
16
CoşereanuValentin Coşereanu
Substitution89
16
GubaDávid Guba
Substitution76
17
NistorAlin Nistor
18
HabánekMichal Habánek
18
BuşSergiu Buş
Substitution82

Coach

Ivan Galád (SVK) Emil Săndoi (ROU)

Referee

Antti Munukka (FIN)

Assistant referees

Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN), Jukka Honkanen (FIN)

Fourth official

Dennis Antamo (FIN)

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