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

Qualifying round - Group D

Andorra - Romania
0-4
 

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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

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

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: 08/05/14 3.14CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Romania

Romania

13Ferran Pol (GK)1Bogdan Lobonţ (GK)
2Cristian Martínez
90
2Alexandru Măţel
3Marc Vales
64
5Alexandru Bourceanu
5Emili Garcia6Vlad Chiricheş (C)
77
7Marc Pujol
34
47
8Costin Lazăr
85
8Marcio Vieira11Gabriel Torje
62
9Gabriel Riera
84
13Claudiu Keșerü
41
58
11Sergio Moreno14Iasmin Latovlevici
15Adrià Rodrigues
61
80
15Dorin Goian
18Josep Ayala (C)
18
19Bogdan Stancu
53
82
21Marc Garcia20Alexandru Maxim
69

Substitutes

12Iván Perianes (GK)12Ciprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
4Òscar Sonejee
64
23Cristian Bălgrădean (GK)
10Ludovic Clemente4Srgian Luchin
14Edu Peppe
47
7Gheorghe Grozav
82
17Victor Moreira9Ciprian Marica
58
19Ivan Lorenzo
80
10Cristian Tănase
69
23Jordi Rubio16Ovidiu Hoban
17Valerică Găman
18Florin Gardoş
21Dragoş Grigore
22Gheorghe Bucur

Coach

Koldo Álvarez (AND) Victor Piţurcă (ROU)

Referee

Stephan Klossner (SUI)

Assistant referees

Johannes Vogel (SUI), Remy Zgraggen (SUI)

Fourth official

Nikolaj Hänni (SUI)

Legend:

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

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