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Romania pull the rug from under Montenegro

Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 20.45CET
Romania 4-3 Montenegro
Luka Djordjević scored three before the break but the hosts rallied to leapfrog their Group 6 rivals.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Dinamo Stadium
Romania pull the rug from under Montenegro
Claudiu Bumba (No11) of Romania competes with Montenegro goalkeeper Danijel Petković ©Niculae Profir
Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 20.45CET

Romania pull the rug from under Montenegro

Romania 4-3 Montenegro
Luka Djordjević scored three before the break but the hosts rallied to leapfrog their Group 6 rivals.

Luka Djordjević scored a first-half hat-trick for Montenegro, but Romania rallied to steal a march on their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 rivals.

Deian Boldor had headed Romania in front from a Mihai Bălașa flick on ten minutes, but on-loan UC Sampdoria forward Djordjević soon grabbed the limelight. He tidied up after Nebojša Kosović's 15th-minute shot came back off the bar, then collected a long ball to make it 2-1 on 33 minutes. The 20-year-old completed his treble in some style with a splendid shot from 18 metres with ten minutes to go until half-time.

However, there was still plenty of time for Romania to rally. Bălașa's excellent delivery from the right invited George Pușcaș to reduce the arrears with a 67th-minute header, and the classy Claudiu Bumba equalised from the spot (79) after being fouled by goalkeeper Danijel Petković. Florin Tănase then won the game with eight minutes remaining, finishing after Petković could not hold Alexandru Crețu's effort from distance.

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Montenegro

Montenegro

1
BrănescuLaurenţiu Brănescu (GK)
1
PetkovićDanijel Petković (GK)
Yellow Card78
2
ManeaCristian Manea
Substitution46
2
GojačaninNemanja Gojačanin
3
ȚîruBogdan Țîru
3
BogdanovićIlija Bogdanović
4
FilipSteliano Filip
5
BakračMiloš Bakrač
Yellow Card75
5
BoldorDeian Boldor
Goal10
6
CavnićNemanja Cavnić
Yellow Card27
6
BalasaMihai Balasa
7
VukčevićMarko Vukčević
Substitution86
7
CretuAlexandru Cretu
8
KosovićNebojša Kosović
Substitution87
8
RotariuDorin Rotariu
Substitution46
9
MugošaStefan Mugoša (C)
9
PuşcaşGeorge Puşcaş
Goal67
11
DjordjevićLuka Djordjević
Goal15
Goal33
Goal35
Substitution80
10
IancuGabriel Iancu (C)
Substitution62
15
MilojkoGoran Milojko
11
BumbaClaudiu Bumba
Goal79
17
ZorićDarko Zorić

Substitutes

12
BuzbuchiAlexandru Buzbuchi (GK)
12
ButorovićIvan Butorović (GK)
13
PuţanuAdrian Puţanu
4
HočkoDeni Hočko
Substitution87
14
NedelcuDragoş Nedelcu
Substitution46
10
VujnovićNikola Vujnović
Substitution80
15
SerbanIonuț Serban
13
KopitovićBoris Kopitović
16
PopadiucDoru Popadiuc
16
GrbovićŽarko Grbović
Substitution86
17
F. TănaseFlorin Tănase
Substitution46
Goal82
18
RaičkovićMilos Raičković
18
BuziucAlexandru Buziuc
Substitution62

Coach

Viorel Moldovan (ROU) Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE)

Referee

Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)

Assistant referees

Oren Borneshtain (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)

Fourth official

Guy Berger (ISR)

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