Estadi Comunal - Andorra la Vella 11/10/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Andorra - Romania
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Andorra triumph keeps Romania in the running

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.00CET
Andorra triumph keeps Romania in the running
Debutant Claudiu Keseru (centre) celebrates putting Romania in front in Andorra ©AFP/Getty Images

Romania moved into third place in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D as a solid victory in Andorra set up a tense final day of action.

Victor Piţurcă's side began the night in fourth place with 13 points, level with Turkey and a point behind Hungary. The latter's 8-1 defeat away to already qualified the Netherlands, plus Turkey's 2-0 success in Estonia, ensures the runners-up spot will be decided in the last round of matches on Tuesday, when Romania play Estonia, Turkey take on the Dutch and Hungary welcome Andorra.

Romania had to wait to break through at the Estadi Comunal but finally took the lead four minutes before half-time, debutant Claudiu Keseru heading in a Bogdan Stancu cross. Stancu himself made it 2-0 from close range early in the second half, and the visitors stretched their advantage further when Adrian Rodrígues impeded Vlad Chiricheş and Gabriel Torje converted the penalty.

Torje then set up a crowning fourth goal for Costin Lazăr, the midfielder heading powerfully into the net with five minutes left as Romania ensured they go into their crucial final fixture in good heart.

Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Romania

Romania

13Ferran Pol (GK)1Lobonţ (GK)
2C. Martínez
90
2Măţel
3Vales
64
5Bourceanu
5Emili Garcia6Chiricheş (C)
77
7Pujol
34
47
8Lazăr
85
8M. Vieira11Torje
62
9Riera
84
13Keșerü
41
58
11Moreno14Latovlevici
15Rodrigues
61
80
15Goian
18Ayala (C)
18
19Stancu
53
82
21Marc Garcia20Maxim
69

Substitutes

12Perianes (GK)12Tătăruşanu (GK)
4Sonejee
64
23Bălgrădean (GK)
10Clemente4Luchin
14Peppe
47
7Grozav
82
17Moreira9Marica
58
19Lorenzo
80
10C. Tănase
69
23Rubio16Hoban
17Găman
18Gardoş
21Grigore
22Bucur

Coaches

Koldo Álvarez (AND) Victor Piţurcă (ROU)

Referee

Stephan Klossner (SUI)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 14/10/2013 09:54 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Andorra
Romania

0

Goals scored

4

5

Total attempts

20

0

Attempts on target

8

4

off target

8

0

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

5

1

Offsides

2

5

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    C. Martínez (Andorra) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    85
    Lazăr (Romania) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Riera (Andorra) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    82
    Grozav (in) - Stancu (out) (Romania)

See also

  • Andorra

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Hungary, 15 October 2013, 2-0
  • Romania

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Estonia, 15 October 2013, 2-0
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