Arena Națională - Bucharest 11/09/2012 - 19:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Romania - Andorra
4-0
 

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Romania break down Andorra resistance

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 21.43CET
Romania 4-0 Andorra
Added-time goals from Valerică Găman and Alexandru Maxim added some gloss as the minnows made life tough for Romania in Group D.
Romania break down Andorra resistance
Costin Lazăr (right) celebrates scoring Romania's second goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Romania
Andorra

4

Goals scored

0

18

Total attempts

6

8

Attempts on target

0

7

off target

5

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

11

Corners

0

2

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

8

8

Fouls suffered

11

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 18:18 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 21.43CET

Romania break down Andorra resistance

Romania 4-0 Andorra
Added-time goals from Valerică Găman and Alexandru Maxim added some gloss as the minnows made life tough for Romania in Group D.

Romania kept their momentum going in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D, though Andorra put up some resistance at the National Arena in Bucharest.

Ildefons Lima gave Romania an early scare with a header that went off target, and Jesús Álvarez's side's resilience was beginning to be a concern when Gabriel Torje made the breakthrough with a shot from the edge of the penalty box on 29 minutes. Gheorghe Grozav then missed a golden chance to make it 2-0, but Costin Lazăr spared his blushes, firing a fine low effort past José Gómes just before the break.

Lima almost put the ball past his own goalkeeper on the hour from a Cristian Tănase cross, but Gómes saved. Marc Pujol then had a sniff at goal at the other end with Romania lacking inspiration, but Victor Piţurcă's side came good at the death, with two players scoring their first international goals in added time. First, Valerică Găman headed in from Torje's free-kick, before substitute Alexandru Maxim rounded off the scoring with an excellent individual effort.

Having won 2-0 in Estonia in their opening game, Romania have maximum points. They can expect a tougher challenge, though, when they face Turkey on 12 October.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.15CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Andorra

Andorra

1Bogdan Lobonţ (GK)
46
1José Gomes (GK)
2Alexandru Măţel5Emili Garcia
3Răzvan Raţ (C)6Ildefons Lima (C)
51
5Alexandru Bourceanu7Marc Pujol
79
6Vlad Chiricheş8Marcio Vieira
7Gheorghe Grozav10Ludovic Clemente
86
8Costin Lazăr
44
18Josep Ayala
9Ciprian Marica
54
19Sebastiàn Gómez
69
10Cristian Tănase
80
20Ivan Lorenzo
11Gabriel Torje
29
21Marc Garcia
17Valerică Găman
90+1
23Adrià Rodrigues

Substitutes

12Ciprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
46
13Ferran Pol (GK)
23Costel Pantilimon (GK)2Alexandre Martínez
4Srgian Luchin4Òscar Sonejee
13Adrian Popa9Fernando Silva
69
14Raul Rusescu
54
14Edu Peppe
79
16Claudiu Voiculet16David Maneiro
18Marius Niculae22Sergio Moreno
86
19Mihai Pintilii
20Alexandru Maxim
80
90+3
21Dragoş Grigore
22Adrian Sălăgeanu

Coach

Victor Piţurcă (ROU) Koldo Álvarez (AND)

Referee

Pavle Radovanović (MNE)

Assistant referees

Dragan Vujović (MNE), Veselin Radunović (MNE)

Fourth official

Jovan Kaludjerović (MNE)

Legend:

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

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