Qualifying round (Group D) - 06/09/2013 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time) - Arena Națională - Bucharest
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Romania make light work of Hungary

Published: Saturday 7 September 2013, 0.09CET
Romania 3-0 Hungary
The home team strengthened their hold on second place in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D with a routine victory in Bucharest.
by Paul Zaharia
Romania make light work of Hungary
Alexandru Maxim (left) celebrates with Ciprian Marica ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

RomaniaHungary

Goals scored3
 
0
Total attempts18
 
10
Attempts on target7
 
1
off target9
 
6
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
15

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Saturday 7 September 2013, 0.09CET

Romania make light work of Hungary

Romania 3-0 Hungary
The home team strengthened their hold on second place in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D with a routine victory in Bucharest.

Romania tightened their grip on second place in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D with a commanding defeat of Hungary in Bucharest.

The game was just two minutes old when former FC Schalke 04 striker Ciprian Marica scored his third goal of qualifying. Mihai Doru Pintilii doubled the hosts' lead shortly after the half-hour mark and FC Steaua București team-mate Cristian Tănase completed the formalities two minutes from time.

Marica set Romania on the way to their biggest competitive win against Hungary, running through on goal and beating visiting goalkeeper Ádám Bogdán with aplomb. Marica then turned provider for midfielder Pintilii, who opened his international account with a venomous long-range strike that nestled inside the top corner. 

Bogdan Stancu and Adrian Popa both wasted opportunities to extend the hosts' lead after the break, while Tanase made no mistake from close range to ensure Victor Piţurcă's team go into Tuesday's fixture at home to third-placed Turkey three points clear of their opponents. 

Last updated: 07/09/13 0.23CET

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Lineup

Romania

Romania

Hungary

Hungary

12Ciprian Tătăruşanu (GK)1Ádám Bogdán (GK)
2Alexandru Măţel2Richard Guzmics
3Răzvan Raţ3Vilmos Vanczák
Yellow Card61
5Alexandru Bourceanu
Yellow Card51
4Tamás Kádár
6Vlad Chiricheş (C)7Balázs Dzsudzsák (C)
8Mihai Pintilii
Goal31
8József Varga
Substitution68
9Ciprian Marica
Goal2
Substitution80
9Ádám Szalai
11Gabriel Torje
Substitution58
10Vladimir Koman
Substitution85
15Dorin Goian13Dániel Böde
19Bogdan Stancu21Zsolt Korcsmár
Yellow Card14
Substitution34
20Alexandru Maxim
Substitution64
23Zoltán Lipták
Yellow Card47

Substitutes

1Bogdan Lobonţ (GK)12Gábor Király (GK)
23Silviu Lung (GK)22Balázs Megyeri (GK)
4Srgian Luchin5Ákos Elek
7Adrian Popa
Substitution64
6Zsolt Laczkó
10Cristian Tănase
Substitution58
Goal88
11Krisztián Németh
13Paul Papp14Attila Fiola
14Iasmin Latovlevici15Gergő Lovrencsics
Substitution68
16Ovidiu Hoban
Substitution80
16Gábor Gyömbér
17Valerică Găman17Szilárd Devecseri
18Marius Alexe18Imre Szabics
Substitution85
21Dragoş Grigore19Péter Szakály
22Gheorghe Bucur20Tamás Hajnal
Substitution34

Coach

Victor Piţurcă (ROU) Sándor Egervári (HUN)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Romania

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Turkey, 10 September 2013, 0-2
  • Hungary

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Estonia, 10 September 2013, 5-1
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