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UEFA EURO: Spain - Romania Match press kits

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SpainSpainEstadio Metropolitano - MadridMonday 18 November 2019
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Group F - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/2019QR (GS)Romania - Spain1-2
BucharestAndone 59; Ramos 29 (P), Alcácer 47
EURO '96
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/06/1996GS-FTRomania - Spain1-2
LeedsRăducioiu 29; Manjarín 11, Amor 84
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/04/1987PR (GS)Romania - Spain3-1
BucharestPiturca 38, Mateut 43, Ungureanu 45; Calderé 80
12/11/1986PR (GS)Spain - Romania1-0
SevilleMíchel 57
1984 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/06/1984GS-FTRomania - Spain1-1Saint-EtienneBölöni 35; Carrasco 22 (P)
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/04/1979PR (GS)Romania - Spain2-2CraiovaGeorgescu 56 (P), 64; Dani 59, 70
15/11/1978PR (GS)Spain - Romania1-0
ValenciaAsensi 9
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/10/1977QR (GS)Spain - Romania2-0
MadridLeal 75, Rubén Cano 83
16/04/1977QR (GS)Romania - Spain1-0
BucharestBenito 6 (og)
1976 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
16/11/1975PR (GS)Romania - Spain2-2BucharestGeorgescu 72 (P), Iordănescu 80; Villar 38, Santillana 56
17/04/1975PR (GS)Spain - Romania1-1MadridVelázquez 5; Crişan 70
1964 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/11/1962PRRomania - Spain3-1
agg: 3-7
BucharestTătaru 2, Manolache 8, Constantin 61; Veloso 70
01/11/1962PRSpain - Romania6-0
MadridGuillot 7, 27, 70, Veloso 9, Collar 17, Nunweiller 81 (og)
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Spain431051222110115422014
Romania522140132011112451420
FIFA*
Spain11001001----210121
Romania11001001----210112
Friendlies
Spain------------402214
Romania------------422041
Total
Spain541061232110176652319
Romania632150142011175661923

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 13/11/2019 14:11CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Spain - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-David de Gea07/11/199029Man. United - 3000
-Kepa03/10/199425Chelsea - 6000
-Pau López13/12/199424Roma - 1000
Defenders
-Raúl Albiol04/09/198534Villarreal - 3000
-Sergio Ramos30/03/198633Real Madrid - 8400
-Juan Bernat01/03/199326Paris - 4000
-Dani Carvajal11/01/199227Real Madrid - 3000
-Iñigo Martínez17/05/199128Athletic Club - 4000
-José Gayà25/05/199524Valencia - 3100
-Pau Torres16/01/199722Villarreal - 1100
Midfielders
-Jesús Navas21/11/198533Sevilla - 7200
-Santi Cazorla13/12/198434Villarreal - 3100
-Thiago Alcántara11/04/199128Bayern - 3000
-Pablo Sarabia11/05/199227Paris - 3100
-Sergio Busquets16/07/198831Barcelona - 4000
-Saúl Ñíguez21/11/199424Atlético - 3100
-Rodri22/06/199623Man. City - 7000
-Fabián Ruiz03/04/199623Napoli - 5000
Forwards
-Paco Alcácer30/08/199326Dortmund - 3300
-Álvaro Morata23/10/199227Atlético - 5400
-Gerard Moreno07/04/199227Villarreal - 2100
-Dani Olmo07/05/199821Dinamo Zagreb - 1100
-Mikel Oyarzabal21/04/199722Real Sociedad - 5100
Coach
-Robert Moreno19/09/197742 - 6000
Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198633Lyon - 9000
-Silviu Lung04/06/198930Kayserispor - 0000
-Florin Niță03/07/198732Sparta Praha - 0000
Defenders
-Romario Benzar26/03/199227Lecce - 4000
-Alin Toşca14/03/199227Gaziantep - 2000
-Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199623Ufa - 5000
-Adrian Rus18/03/199623Fehérvár - 4000
-Andrei Burcă15/04/199326CFR Cluj - 0000
-Vasile Mogos31/10/199227Cremonese - 1000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198633CFR Cluj - 5100
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199326Slavia Praha - 8000
-Ionuţ Mitriță08/02/199524New York City - 4200
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199623Ajax - 6000
-Dan Nistor06/05/198831Dinamo Bucureşti - 1000
-Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199722Universitatea Craiova - 2000
-Ianis Hagi22/10/199821Genk - 8000
-Tudor Băluţă27/03/199920Viitorul - 3000
-Nicusor Bancu18/09/199227Universitatea Craiova - 6000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198632Ludogorets - 8600
-Denis Alibec05/01/199128Astra - 1000
-Constantin Budescu19/02/198930Astra - 0000
-George Puşcaş08/04/199623Reading - 9500
-Florinel Coman10/04/199821FCSB - 2000
Coach
-Cosmin Contra15/12/197543 - 9000

Last updated 18/11/2019 12:17CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Robert Moreno

Date of birth: 19 September 1977
Nationality: Spanish
Coaching career: Penya Blaugrana Collblanc, L'Hospitalet, Castelldefels, Damm, Barcelona B (assistant), Roma (assistant), Celta Vigo (assistant, twice), Barcelona (assistant), Spain (assistant, interim, permanent)

• Originally from Catalonia, Moreno started coaching aged 14 when his PE teacher asked him to help in classes; after spells in the youth departments of several lower division clubs he eventually ended up at Barcelona B, where he met Luis Enrique.

• Enrique took Moreno with him when he was appointed Roma coach in 2011, Moreno also working as assistant at Celta in 2013/14 before returning to Barcelona when Enrique took charge of the first team; as well as serving as assistant coach, Moreno was also the head of opposition scouting.

• Barcelona swept all before them in 2014/15, winning the Spanish Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League treble and also adding the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup later in 2015; another league title and two more domestic cups followed before Enrique, and Moreno, departed in summer 2017.

• Spent 2017/18 back at Celta, working as assistant to Juan Carlos Unzué as Enrique took a sabbatical, but the pair were reunited in July 2018 when Enrique was appointed Spain coach.

• Stepped in as interim manager in March 2019 when Enrique took a break from the position, and after overseeing three successive UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying wins was named Spain's 56th permanent manager – aged 41, their youngest since Guillermo Eizaguirre in 1948 – on 19 June when Enrique opted to step down.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2612724.html#robert+moreno

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Cosmin Contra

Date of birth: 15 December 1975
Nationality: Romanian
Playing career: Politehnica Timişoara (three times), Dinamo Bucureşti, Alavés, AC Milan, Atlético Madrid, West Brom (loan), Getafe
Coaching career: Politehnica Timişoara, Fuenlabrada, Petrolul Ploieşti, Getafe, Guangzhou, Alcorcón, Dinamo Bucureşti, Romania

• Started and ended his playing career with his home-town club Politehnica Timişoara, heading to Spain in 1999 after a spell in the Romanian capital with Dinamo Bucureşti.

• A major hit with Alavés, the attacking right-back helped the little-known club to reach the 2000/01 UEFA Cup final in their first season in European competition, scoring three goals and putting in a fine performance in the final – a 5-4 loss to Liverpool after extra time in Dortmund.

• Played for Milan, Atlético and West Brom then, after a spell back at Politehnica, helped Getafe make it to the 2007/08 UEFA Cup quarter-finals.  Played in his second UEFA European Championship in summer 2008, and won the last of his 73 Romania caps in 2010, more than 14 years after his international debut.

• Moved from pitch to bench at Timişoara, working briefly as player-coach. After a spell in Spain, led Petrolul to 2012/13 Romanian Cup success, then returned to save Getafe from relegation in 2014 before trying his luck in China.

• Having won the 2016/17 Romanian League Cup with Dinamo Bucureşti he was hired as Romania coach in September 2017, promptly winning six of his first eight matches in charge.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=704218.html#cosmin+contra

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Fourth officialDenis Scherbakov (BLR)
  • UEFA DelegateCampbell Ogilvie (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerMarkus Nobs (SUI)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/197910107

Aleksei Kulbakov

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2003
FIFA badge: 2005

Tournaments: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/09/2015EUROQRRomaniaGreece0-0Bucharest

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
14/05/2006U173rdPOSpainGermany1-1Mondorf les Bains
07/10/2006U19FRIER1EnglandSpain1-1Ried/Innkreis
11/10/2006U19FRIER1AustriaSpain2-2Steyr
14/08/2008UEL2QRSK Liepājas MetalurgsFC Vaslui0-2Liepaja
17/09/2009UELGSCFR 1907 ClujF.C. Copenhagen2-0Cluj-Napoca
18/08/2011UELPOFK Austria WienCS Gaz Metan Mediaş3-1Vienna
23/08/2012UELPOFK EkranasFCSB0-2Vilnius
20/09/2012UELGSLevante UDHelsingborgs IF1-0Valencia
23/07/2013U19GS-FTLithuaniaSpain0-2Kaunas
26/07/2013U19GS-FTNetherlandsSpain2-3Alytus
07/11/2013UELGSFC St. GallenValencia CF2-3St Gallen
07/09/2015EUROQRRomaniaGreece0-0Bucharest
21/10/2015UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridFC Astana4-0Madrid
25/02/2016UELR32Athletic ClubOlympique de Marseille1-1Bilbao
23/11/2016UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridPSV Eindhoven2-0Madrid
26/09/2017UCLGSSevilla FCNK Maribor3-0Seville
15/02/2018UELR32F.C. CopenhagenClub Atlético de Madrid1-4Copenhagen
15/11/2018UNLGS-FTCroatiaSpain3-2Zagreb
14/03/2019UELR16SK Slavia PrahaSevilla FC4-3Prague

Last updated 16/11/2019 13:13CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Spain

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain972026523
    Sweden953120918
    Romania9423171014
    Norway9351171014
    Faroe Islands91084273
    Malta91082253
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Spain 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Rodrigo 16, 1-1 King 65 (P) , 2-1 Ramos 71 (P)
    De Gea, Iñigo Martínez, Sergio Busquets, Morata (89 Mata), Ceballos (74 Canales), Rodrigo, Asensio, Ramos, Jordi Alba, Parejo (76 Rodri), Jesús Navas
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Malta 0-2 Spain
    0-1 Morata 31, 0-2 Morata 73
    Kepa, Gayà, Saúl Ñíguez (65 Jesús Navas), Morata (79 Rodrigo), Asensio, Canales, Hermoso, Bernat (56 Muniain), Ramos, Rodri, Sergi Roberto
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 1-4 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 6, 0-2 Jesús Navas 19, 1-2 K. Olsen 30, 1-3 Gestsson 34 (og) , 1-4 Gayà 71
    Kepa, Hermoso, Morata, Sergi Roberto, Isco (74 Fabián Ruiz), Gayà, Ramos (46 Llorente), Rodri, Aspas (56 Asensio), Santi Cazorla, Jesús Navas
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Spain 3-0 Sweden
    1-0 Ramos 64 (P) , 2-0 Morata 85 (P) , 3-0 Oyarzabal 87
    Kepa, Carvajal, Iñigo Martínez (88 Llorente), Sergio Busquets, Rodrigo (71 Oyarzabal), Isco, Asensio (65 Morata), Ramos, Jordi Alba, Fabián Ruiz, Parejo
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Romania 1-2 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 29 (P) , 0-2 Alcácer 47, 1-2 Andone 59
    Kepa, Llorente, Sergio Busquets, Ceballos (76 Sarabia), Saúl Ñíguez, Alcácer (84 Hermoso), Ramos, Fabián Ruiz, Jordi Alba, Rodrigo (71 Oyarzabal), Jesús Navas
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Rodrigo 13, 2-0 Rodrigo 50, 3-0 Alcácer 90, 4-0 Alcácer 90+3
    De Gea, Carvajal, Hermoso, Thiago Alcántara, Suso (68 Sarabia), Oyarzabal (60 Alcácer), Gayà, Ramos (84 Unai Nuñez), Rodri, Rodrigo, Parejo
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Norway 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Saúl Ñíguez 47, 1-1 King 90+4 (P)
    Kepa, Albiol, Sergio Busquets, Ceballos (64 Santi Cazorla), Saúl Ñíguez, Bernat (88 Iñigo Martínez), Ramos, Fabián Ruiz, Rodrigo, Oyarzabal (78 Rodri), Jesús Navas
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Sweden 1-1 Spain
    1-0 Berg 50, 1-1 Rodrigo 90+2
    De Gea (60 Kepa), Carvajal (81 Jesús Navas), Albiol, Iñigo Martínez, Ceballos, Gerard Moreno, Thiago Alcántara (66 Rodrigo), Bernat, Rodri, Fabián Ruiz, Oyarzabal
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Spain 7-0 Malta
    1-0 Morata 23, 2-0 Santi Cazorla 41, 3-0 Pau Torres 62, 4-0 Sarabia 63, 5-0 Olmo 69, 6-0 Gerard Moreno 71, 7-0 Jesús Navas 85
    Pau López, Albiol, Morata (66 Olmo), Thiago Alcántara, Sarabia, Bernat, Ramos (60 Pau Torres), Rodri, Gerard Moreno, Santi Cazorla (53 Alcácer), Jesús Navas
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Spain-Romania

Romania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain972026523
    Sweden953120918
    Romania9423171014
    Norway9351171014
    Faroe Islands91084273
    Malta91082253
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Sweden 2-1 Romania
    1-0 Quaison 33, 2-0 Claesson 40, 2-1 Keșerü 58
    Tătăruşanu, Băluţă (78 Ivan), Manea, Chipciu, Puşcaş (64 Hagi), Stanciu, Bancu, Marin, Mitriță (46 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Romania 4-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Deac 26, 2-0 Keșerü 29, 3-0 Keșerü 33, 3-1 V. Davidsen 40 (P) , 4-1 Puşcaş 63
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar (46 Hagi), Moţi, Chipciu, Puşcaş, Stanciu (78 Man), Bancu, Keșerü (69 Cicâldău), Deac, Marin, Grigore
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Norway 2-2 Romania
    1-0 T. Elyounoussi 56, 2-0 Ødegaard 70, 2-1 Keșerü 77, 2-2 Keșerü 90+2
    Tătăruşanu, Toşca, Chipciu, Puşcaş (60 Ţucudean), Grozav (60 Hagi), Keșerü, Anton, Deac, Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu (71 Maxim)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Malta 0-4 Romania
    0-1 Puşcaş 7, 0-2 Puşcaş 29, 0-3 Chipciu 34, 0-4 Man 90+1
    Tătăruşanu, Cristea, Nedelcearu (35 Săpunaru), Băluţă, Chipciu, Hagi, Puşcaş, Bancu, Keșerü (65 Man), Marin, Maxim (74 Rotariu)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Romania 1-2 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 29 (P) , 0-2 Alcácer 47, 1-2 Andone 59
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş, Stanciu (63 Hagi), Puşcaş, Keșerü (56 Andone), Deac (71 Maxim), Marin, Grigore
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Romania 1-0 Malta
    1-0 Puşcaş 47
    Tătăruşanu, Rus, Chiricheş, Chipciu, Puşcaş (76 Keșerü), Hagi (72 Grozav), Marin (59 Stanciu), Bordeianu, Ștefan, Cicâldău, Andone
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-3 Romania
    0-1 Puşcaş 74, 0-2 Mitriță 83, 0-3 Keșerü 90+4
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş (39 Rus), Coman (69 Mitriță), Stanciu, Puşcaş, Hagi, Bancu, Anton, Andone (65 Keșerü)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania 1-1 Norway
    1-0 Mitriță 62, 1-1 Sørloth 90+2
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Rus, Nedelcearu, Stanciu, Puşcaş (63 Andone), Bancu, Anton (84 Bordeianu), Deac, Marin, Mitriță (78 Nistor)
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Romania 0-2 Sweden
    0-1 Berg 18, 0-2 Quaison 34
    Tătăruşanu, Rus, Nedelcearu, Stanciu (72 Alibec), Puşcaş, Bancu, Keșerü (57 Coman), Mogos, Băluţă, Deac (46 Hagi), Mitriță
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Spain-Romania

Last updated 16/11/2019 00:30CET

Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.