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Romania back in business with Ireland scalp

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 19.20CET
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Romania
Martin Madalin's second-half strike in Sligo proved sufficient to steer the visitors to their first victory in qualifying Group 6.
by Javier Aja
Romania back in business with Ireland scalp
Romania are up to third in Group 6 ©Roman Koksharov

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Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 19.20CET

Romania back in business with Ireland scalp

Republic of Ireland 0-1 Romania
Martin Madalin's second-half strike in Sligo proved sufficient to steer the visitors to their first victory in qualifying Group 6.

Romania arrested a sequence of three UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying games without success by beating the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in Group 6.

The visitors to Sligo, who had been held to a goalless draw by the same opposition on Friday, rediscovered their goalscoring touch nine minutes after the interval courtesy of Martin Madalin. The result lifts Bogdan Stelea's team into third, a point behind second-placed Montenegro.

The contest was five minutes old when Madalin took receipt of Mihai Roman's pass and fired narrowly wide from inside the area. It was not until the second half that Romania found their rhythm, though, captain Stefan Popescu dashing through the middle and forcing a fine save from goalkeeper Aaron McCarey.

The breakthrough arrived four minutes later, Madalin finding the net with a venomous long-range effort that gave McCarey no chance. The away side then weathered a late storm to consign Ireland to a second defeat in their last three outings.

Last updated: 05/06/15 7.35CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Romania

Romania

1
McCareyAaron McCarey (GK)
Yellow Card90+6
1
BrănescuLaurenţiu Brănescu (GK)
2
O'ConnorAnthony O'Connor
2
Belu-IordacheClaudiu Belu-Iordache
3
McGintySean McGinty
3
CretuAlexandru Cretu
4
WilliamsDerrick Williams
Yellow Card90+5
4
ToşcaAlin Toşca
5
DuffyShane Duffy (C)
5
AvrămiaAdrian Avrămia
6
CarruthersSamir Carruthers
Yellow Card41
6
DanAlexandru Dan
Yellow Card90+3
7
SmithConnor Smith
Yellow Card59
Substitution79
7
MadalinMartin Madalin
Yellow Card53
Goal54
Substitution56
9
O'BrienAiden O'Brien
Substitution68
8
CârstoceaAlin Cârstocea
Substitution71
10
Murray Sean Murray
9
CiolacuAndrei Ciolacu
Substitution87
11
FordeAnthony Forde
10
RomanMihai Roman
Yellow Card90+5
12
SutherlandFrankie Sutherland
Substitution70
11
PopescuStefan Popescu (C)
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

16
McDermottSean McDermott (GK)
12
GreabAlexandru Greab (GK)
8
ReillyCallum Reilly
Substitution79
13
BoldorDeian Boldor
13
DunneCharles Dunne
14
BenzarRomario Benzar
Substitution71
14
BurkeGraham Burke
Substitution68
15
FloreanAndrei Florean
15
ShaughnessyJoseph Shaughnessy
16
IoniţăAlexandru Ioniţă
Substitution87
17
McHughCarl McHugh
17
NicaConstantin Nica
18
HayhurstWilliam Hayhurst
Substitution70
18
BumbaClaudiu Bumba
Substitution56

Coach

Henry Mccue (IRL) Bogdan Stelea (ROU)

Referee

Mete Kalkavan (TUR)

Assistant referees

Volkan Narinç (TUR), Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)

Fourth official

Mustafa Ilker Coskun (TUR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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