Şükrü Saracoğlu - Istanbul 12/10/2012 - 19:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Turkey - Romania
0-1
 

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Grozav goal lifts Romania in Turkey

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 21.45CET
Turkey 0-1 Romania
A tidy first-half finish from Gheorghe Grozav sealed Romania's third victory in as many FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D matches.
Grozav goal lifts Romania in Turkey
Gheorghe Grozav (left) celebrates with Bogdan Stancu ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Turkey
Romania

0

Goals scored

1

10

Total attempts

11

4

Attempts on target

3

4

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

4

0

Offsides

6

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

10

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 21.45CET

Grozav goal lifts Romania in Turkey

Turkey 0-1 Romania
A tidy first-half finish from Gheorghe Grozav sealed Romania's third victory in as many FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D matches.

Gheorghe Grozav scored the only goal as Romania maintained their perfect record in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D with a narrow victory against Turkey.

Grozav's strike on the stroke of half-time earned Victor Piţurcă's side their third victory from as many games in the section, setting them up perfectly for Tuesday's encounter with co-leaders the Netherlands. Turkey, with three points from as many matches, already have a lot to do to stay in contention for a place at Brazil 2014.

Volkan Demirel returned for the hosts after missing the September qualifiers and made his mark on proceedings in a manner he will not want to remember. The Fenerbahçe SK No1 left the confines of his penalty area in an attempt to cut out Mihai Doru Pintilii's through ball, but only succeeded in making up Grozav's mind. The finish from the 22-year-old was emphatic.

It was a rush of blood which contrasted with opposite number Ciprian Tatarusanu's early save, the Romania custodian brilliantly keeping out Semih Kaya's early header.

Abdullah Avcı introduced Mevlüt Erdinç and Emre Çolak in the second half and while the changes resulted in the hosts enjoying more of the possession, Tatarusanu had few causes for alarm. Avcı will hope for better against Hungary on Tuesday.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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Lineups

Turkey

Turkey

Romania

Romania

1Volkan Demirel (GK)12Ciprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
3Hasan Ali Kaldırım3Răzvan Raţ (C)
4Semih Kaya4Gabriel Tamaş
5Emre Belözoğlu (C)
Substitution81
5Alexandru Bourceanu
6Hamit Altıntop
Substitution61
6Vlad Chiricheş
7Gökhan Gönül9Ciprian Marica
Substitution79
9Umut Bulut11Gabriel Torje
14Arda Turan13Gheorghe Grozav
Goal45+1
Substitution50
15Mehmet Topal15Dorin Goian
Yellow Card49
21Ömer Toprak18Mihai Pintilii
23Sercan Sararer
Substitution69
19Bogdan Stancu
Substitution82

Substitutes

13Cenk Gönen (GK)1Costel Pantilimon (GK)
2Egemen Korkmaz2Srgian Luchin
10Nuri Şahin
Substitution81
7Alexandru Chipciu
Substitution79
11Tunay Torun8Costin Lazăr
12Mert Günok (GK)10Adrian Mutu
Substitution82
16Mehmet Ekici14Iasmin Latovlevici
17Aydın Yılmaz16Răzvan Cociş
Substitution50
18Emre Çolak
Substitution69
17Valerică Găman
19Mevlüt Erdinç
Substitution61
20Alexandru Maxim
20Caner Erkin21Adrian Popa
22Bekir İrtegün22Florin Gardoş
23Dragoş Grigore

Coach

Abdullah Avcı (TUR) Victor Piţurcă (ROU)

Referee

Howard Webb (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Andre Marriner (ENG)

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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