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Romania salvage a point against Germany

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 21.02CET
Romania 2-2 Germany
Romario Benzar's fine effort from distance ensured a share of the spoils in the first international fixture to be staged in Giurgiu.
by Stefan Lecca
from Marin Anastasovici
Romania salvage a point against Germany
Romania's Alexandru Dan squares up to Germany's Özkan Yıldırım ©FRF

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Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 21.02CET

Romania salvage a point against Germany

Romania 2-2 Germany
Romario Benzar's fine effort from distance ensured a share of the spoils in the first international fixture to be staged in Giurgiu.

Romario Benzar's fine effort from distance secured a share of the points as Romania held Germany in a thrilling UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 game.

The FC Viitorul Constanţa midfielder's strike from 20 metres restored parity 15 minutes from the end of the first international match ever staged in Giurgiu, a small town near the Bulgarian border. It was Germany's second draw in the space of five days, but they remain comfortably clear of the chasing pack.

Romania rode their luck early on, with Leonardo Bittencourt hitting the post after dribbling past goalkeeper Laurenţiu Brănescu, before Claudiu Bumba slid them in front from Mihai Roman's low cross. However, their lead lasted just five minutes, with Philipp Hofmann levelling from the penalty spot after Ionuţ Peteleu was penalised for a foul.

Although Brănescu saved from Yunnus Malli after the interval, Germany were ahead moments later, Antonio Rüdiger meeting Amin Younes's cross from the right with a powerful header. Benzar, however, got Bogdan Stelea's side back into the game towards the finish. There was more drama at the death, with Bernd Leno saving from Bumba, and Younes finding the frame of the goal at the other end.

Last updated: 05/06/15 5.53CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Germany

Germany

1
BrănescuLaurenţiu Brănescu (GK)
1
LenoBernd Leno (GK)
Yellow Card78
2
Belu-IordacheClaudiu Belu-Iordache
Yellow Card70
2
RüdigerAntonio Rüdiger
Goal52
3
CretuAlexandru Cretu
Yellow Card29
3
PlattenhardtMarvin Plattenhardt (C)
4
ToşcaAlin Toşca
4
GinterMatthias Ginter
Yellow Card37
Substitution87
5
PeteleuIonuţ Peteleu
Yellow Card29
Substitution56
7
BittencourtLeonardo Bittencourt
Substitution89
6
DanAlexandru Dan
14
Da CostaDanny da Costa
7
BumbaClaudiu Bumba
Goal24
16
KnocheRobin Knoche
8
BenzarRomario Benzar
Goal75
Substitution89
17
P. HofmannPhilipp Hofmann
Goal29
9
RomanMihai Roman
Yellow Card20
19
YounesAmin Younes
10
IoniţăAlexandru Ioniţă
20
HoffmannAndré Hoffmann
11
PopescuStefan Popescu (C)
Substitution46
22
Özkan YıldırımÖzkan Yıldırım
Substitution38

Substitutes

12
GreabAlexandru Greab (GK)
12
ter StegenMarc-André ter Stegen (GK)
13
BalasaMihai Balasa
Substitution56
23
HornTimo Horn (GK)
14
FilipSteliano Filip
6
AvevorChristopher Avevor
15
CârstoceaAlin Cârstocea
11
ArnoldMaximilian Arnold
Substitution87
16
MadalinMartin Madalin
Substitution46
15
ParkerShawn Parker
17
ChitoşcăSebastian Chitoşcă
18
MalliYunus Malli
Substitution38
18
ŢîrăCătălin Ţîră
Substitution89
21
J. HofmannJonas Hofmann
Substitution89

Coach

Bogdan Stelea (ROU) Thomas Nörenberg (GER)

Referee

Harald Lechner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Andreas Staudinger (AUT)

Fourth official

Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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