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Romania too strong for plucky Faroes

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17.07CET
Romania 3-1 Faroe Islands
Sørmund Kalsø's own goal set the home side on their way to a comfortable win which keeps them in the hunt for second in Group 6.
by Stefan Lecca
from Football Centre FRF
Romania too strong for plucky Faroes
Martin Madalin scored Romania's second against the Faroe Islands ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17.07CET

Romania too strong for plucky Faroes

Romania 3-1 Faroe Islands
Sørmund Kalsø's own goal set the home side on their way to a comfortable win which keeps them in the hunt for second in Group 6.

Romania kept up the pace in the race for second spot in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 with a comfortable win against the Faroe Islands.

Visiting goalkeeper Kristian Joensen had done well to save an Alexandru Cretu header early on, but was beaten on 18 minutes as Sørmund Kalsø directed Cretu's powerfully struck cross into his own net. Martin Madalin doubled the home side's advantage on the counter on 56 minutes, only for the visitors to level two minutes later, Gunnar Zachariasen on target from the spot after Deian Boldor handled in the box.

However, Romania's grip on the game never really loosened, despite the passion of the Faroese players, and Cristian Gavra – who had passed up a chance in a one-on-one in the first half – made it 3-1 on 66 minutes after a fine piece of individual endeavour. René Joensen might have made the ending a bit more exciting, yet missed the target when well placed three minutes later.

Last updated: 04/06/15 8.37CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
BrănescuLaurenţiu Brănescu (GK)
1
K. JoensenKristian Joensen (GK)
2
PeteleuIonuţ Peteleu
Yellow Card62
2
B. HansenBárdur Hansen (C)
Yellow Card37
3
BoldorDeian Boldor
Substitution67
3
KalsøSørmund Kalsø
Goal18
5
BalasaMihai Balasa
Yellow Card65
4
P. JoensenPál Joensen
6
CretuAlexandru Cretu (C)
5
H. AskhamHørdur Askham
7
MadalinMartin Madalin
Goal56
6
JensenTróndur Jensen
8
BenzarRomario Benzar
Yellow Card52
7
Ar. FrederiksbergÁrni Frederiksberg
Substitution87
9
GavraCristian Gavra
Goal66
Substitution77
8
HendrikssonBrandur Hendriksson
10
MitrițăIonuţ Mitriță
9
R. JoensenRené Joensen
Yellow Card52
Substitution70
11
BumbaClaudiu Bumba
Yellow Card45
Substitution90
10
ZachariasenGunnar Zachariasen
Goal58
13
ToşcaAlin Toşca
11
A. EllingsgaardAri Ellingsgaard
Substitution87

Substitutes

4
PopescuStefan Popescu
Substitution90
16
Hal. HansenHaldgrimur Hansen (GK)
12
GreabAlexandru Greab (GK)
12
B. PetersenBogi Petersen
Substitution87
14
CârstoceaAlin Cârstocea
13
Rógvi JoensenRógvi Joensen
15
DanAlexandru Dan
Substitution67
14
IngasonPoul Ingason
Substitution70
16
IoniţăAlexandru Ioniţă
15
BrockieRobert Heðin Brockie
17
BalutaMihail Baluta
17
EllefsenBeinir Ellefsen
18
BuşSergiu Buş
Substitution77
18
H. HansenHedin Hansen
Substitution87

Coach

Bogdan Stelea (ROU) William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO)

Referee

Christos Nicolaides (CYP)

Assistant referees

Charalambos Charalambous (CYP), Charlambos Georgiou (CYP)

Fourth official

Charalambos Skapoullis (CYP)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution