Qualifying round (Group D) - 11/10/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time) - Estadi Comunal - Andorra la Vella
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Andorra triumph keeps Romania in the running

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.26CET
Andorra 0-4 Romania
Claudiu Keseru marked his debut with the opening goal as Victor Piţurcă's side moved third in Group D to set up an intriging final day.
Andorra triumph keeps Romania in the running
Debutant Claudiu Keseru (centre) celebrates putting Romania in front in Andorra ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

AndorraRomania

Goals scored0
4
Total attempts5
 
20
Attempts on target0
8
off target4
 
8
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
5
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards5
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
6
Fouls suffered6
 
12

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 23.26CET

Andorra triumph keeps Romania in the running

Andorra 0-4 Romania
Claudiu Keseru marked his debut with the opening goal as Victor Piţurcă's side moved third in Group D to set up an intriging final day.

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.

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.47CET

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Lineup

Andorra

Andorra

Romania

Romania

13Ferran Pol (GK)1Bogdan Lobonţ (GK)
2Cristian Martínez
Yellow Card90
2Alexandru Măţel
3Marc Vales
Substitution64
5Alexandru Bourceanu
5Emili Garcia6Vlad Chiricheş (C)
Yellow Card77
7Marc Pujol
Yellow Card34
Substitution47
8Costin Lazăr
Goal85
8Marcio Vieira11Gabriel Torje
Goal62
9Gabi Riera
Yellow Card84
13Claudiu Andrei Keseru
Goal41
Substitution58
11Sergio Moreno14Iasmin Latovlevici
15Adrian Rodrígues
Yellow Card61
Substitution80
15Dorin Goian
18Josep Ayala (C)
Yellow Card18
19Bogdan Stancu
Goal53
Substitution82
21Marc García20Alexandru Maxim
Substitution69

Substitutes

12Iván Perianes (GK)12Ciprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
4Oscar Sonejee
Substitution64
23Cristian Bălgrădean (GK)
10Ludovic Clemente4Srgian Luchin
14Edu Peppe
Substitution47
7Gheorghe Grozav
Substitution82
17Victor Moreira9Ciprian Marica
Substitution58
19Ivan Lorenzo
Substitution80
10Cristian Tănase
Substitution69
23Jordi Rubio16Ovidiu Hoban
17Valerică Găman
18Florin Gardoş
21Dragoş Grigore
22Gheorghe Bucur

Coach

Jesús Álvarez (AND) Victor Piţurcă (ROU)

Referee

Stephan Klossner (SUI)

Assistant referees

Johannes Vogel (SUI), Remy Zgraggen (SUI)

Fourth official

Nikolaj Hänni (SUI)

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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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