Romania earn first triumph

Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 1.45CET
Romania 3-1 Hungary
Romania scored their first victory in the qualifying round to ensure they will not finish bottom of Group 4.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
Romania earn first triumph
Romania gained their first win at this stage UEFA

Match statistics

RomaniaHungary

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 1.45CET

Romania earn first triumph

Romania 3-1 Hungary
Romania scored their first victory in the qualifying round to ensure they will not finish bottom of Group 4.

Romania scored their first victory in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying round Group 4 to ensure a fourth-place finish ahead of Hungary.

Amza opener
The match, which took place not far from the border with Hungary in Oradea, was an entertaining one in which both teams created several opportunities. Rodica Amza opened the scoring in the ninth minute but Hungary fought back immediately thanks to Anita Padár.

Penalty key
Florentina Spanu produced a spectacular effort in the 36th minute to restore the home side's advantage. The key moment of the match came on 65 minutes when Romania goalkeeper Mirela Ganea conceded a penalty, but then saved the spot-kick from Padár. Then, on the counterattack, Raluca Sarghie scored in the 82nd minute to settle the contest to ensure Romania cannot be caught by Hungary on head-to-head record as they lead by three points with one game each left.

Last updated: 29/05/08

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Lineup

Romania

Romania

Hungary

Hungary

1Mirela Ganea (GK)1Eszter Papp (GK)
2Iulia Cosma
Substitution36'
3Éva Sümegi (C)
3Elena Iuliana Pavel4Krisztina Kanta
Substitution83'
5Teodora Dragoescu
Substitution85'
5Anita Szekér
Substitution83'
6Sorina Amza
Goal9'
6Angela Smuczer
8Olivia Oprea8Anita Padár
Goal16'
9Laura Roxana Rus11Anett Nagy
10Andreea Laiu13Monika Benkõ
Substitution58'
11Florentina Spanu (C)
Goal31'
14Zsanett Jakabfi
Yellow Card39'
13Alexandra Iusan17Tímea Gál
15Georgiana Alina Birtoiu
Substitution46'
18Szabina Tálosi

Substitutes

12Roxana Oprea (GK)12Hajnalka Sipoš (GK)
4Corina Olar
Substitution85'
2Anita Stefán
7Raluca Sarghe
Substitution36'
Goal82'
7Gabriella Tóth
14Olga Iordachius
Substitution46'
9Cecilia Gaspár
Substitution83'
16Ana Maria Stanciu10Katalin Fogl
Substitution58'
17Andreea Mihaela Cojocaru15Szilvia Szeitl
Substitution83'
18Mihaela Loredana Prundaru16Alexandra Tóth

Coach

Maria Delicoiu (ROU) Attila Vágó (HUN)

Referee

Nadezhda Ulyanovskaya (RUS)

Assistant referees

Albina Kretskaya (RUS), Elena Nuykina (RUS)

Fourth official

Monica Rigo (ROU)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Romania

    Romania

    Next match womensworldcup: v Ukraine, 21 August 2010
  • Hungary

    Hungary

    Next match womensworldcup: v Romania, 25 August 2010
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