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Romania cruise to win in Riga

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 23.00CET
Latvia 0-4 Romania
It was another disappointing night for Group 9's bottom team as Marius Alexe, Cosmin Matei and Mihai Răduţ scored in a comfortable Romania win.
by Vladimir Bogachov
from Skonto Stadions
Romania cruise to win in Riga
Romania celebrate during their comprehensive victory ©Roman Koksharov
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 23.00CET

Romania cruise to win in Riga

Latvia 0-4 Romania
It was another disappointing night for Group 9's bottom team as Marius Alexe, Cosmin Matei and Mihai Răduţ scored in a comfortable Romania win.

Romania signed off their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying effort with a 4-0 win against the bottom team in Group 9, Latvia.

Marius Alexe gave Emil Săndoi's visitors the lead after 11 minutes and they did not look back, adding further goals in the second half through Cosmin Matei and skipper Mihai Răduţ. It was the fourth win in the section for Romania, already assured of third place behind France and Slovakia, and it provided one final disappointment for Antonius Joore's hosts, who finished with just one point.

Alexe's opening goal came after he latched on to a Gabriel Enache through ball, rounded Latvia goalkeeper Artūrs Vaičulis and put the ball into the empty net. Half-time substitute Matei scored the second seven minutes after his introduction when he found the top corner with a spectacular curled free-kick. Răduţ completed the victory courtesy of two fine solo runs, first on 72 minutes and again with nine minutes remaining.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.19CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Romania

Romania

1
VaičulisArtūrs Vaičulis (GK) (C)
1
LazarDavid Lazar (GK)
2
DaņilovsDmitrijs Daņilovs
Yellow Card51
2
RâpăCornel Râpă
3
DubraKaspars Dubra
3
BejanFlorin Bejan
Yellow Card30
4
JagodinskisVitālijs Jagodinskis
4
BețaDean Beța
5
KurakinsAntons Kurakins
5
MladenSebastian Mladen
6
HmizsDmitrijs Hmizs
Yellow Card22
6
FilipLucian Filip
Substitution79
7
PētersonsArmands Pētersons
Yellow Card37
Substitution80
7
StoianAdrian Stoian
8
GiļničsAleksejs Giļničs
8
RăduţMihai Răduţ (C)
Goal72
Goal81
9
E. VišņakovsEduards Višņakovs
Substitution39
9
AlexeMarius Alexe
Goal11
Substitution82
10
ČistjakovsValerijs Čistjakovs
10
StanciuNicolae Stanciu
11
SiņeļņikovsAlans Siņeļņikovs
Yellow Card57
Substitution64
11
EnacheGabriel Enache
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
DzelmeKristaps Dzelme (GK)
12
MoldovanDinu Moldovan (GK)
13
RožkovskisRomans Rožkovskis
13
NicaConstantin Nica
14
MaksimenkoVitālijs Maksimenko
14
CretuAlexandru Cretu
15
IsajevsVjačeslavs Isajevs
15
AntonPaul Anton
Substitution79
16
RakeļsDeniss Rakeļs
Substitution39
Yellow Card60
16
BenzarRomario Benzar
17
KokinsĒriks Kokins
Substitution80
17
MateiCosmin Matei
Substitution46
Goal52
18
SavaļnieksRoberts Savaļnieks
Substitution64
18
ChituAurelian Ionut Chitu
Substitution82

Coach

Antonius Joore (NED) Emil Săndoi (ROU)

Referee

Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)

Assistant referees

Danny Huens (BEL), Patrick Plumes (BEL)

Fourth official

Peter Vervecken (BEL)

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