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UEFA EURO: Romania - Spain Match press kits

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RomaniaRomaniaArena Națională - BucharestThursday 5 September 2019
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Group F - Matchday 5
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

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
Romania422040132011102441318
Spain431040222110104421813
FIFA*
Romania11001001----210112
Spain11001001----210121
Friendlies
Romania------------422041
Spain------------402214
Total
Romania532050142011165651821
Spain541050232110165652118

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198633Lyon - 4000
-Florin Niță03/07/198732Sparta Praha - 0000
-Ionuț Radu28/05/199722Genoa - 0000
Defenders
-Romario Benzar26/03/199227Lecce - 1000
-Alin Toşca14/03/199227Gazişehir Gaziantep - 1000
-Dragoş Grigore07/09/198632Ludogorets - 3000
-Vlad Chiricheş14/11/198929Sassuolo - 0000
-Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199623Ufa - 1000
-Florin-Bogdan Ștefan09/05/199623Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 0000
-Adrian Rus18/03/199623Fehérvár - 0000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198633CFR Cluj - 2100
-Paul Anton10/05/199128Krylya Sovetov - 1000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199326Slavia Praha - 3000
-Alexandru Maxim08/07/199029Mainz - 2000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199623Ajax - 3000
-Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199722Universitatea Craiova - 1000
-Ianis Hagi22/10/199820Genk - 4000
-Mihai Bordeianu18/11/199127CFR Cluj - 0000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198632Ludogorets - 4500
-Gheorghe Grozav29/09/199028Varda - 1000
-George Puşcaş08/04/199623Reading - 4300
-Constantin Păun 01/04/199524CFR Cluj - 0000
-Florin Andone11/04/199326Galatasaray - 0000
Coach
-Cosmin Contra15/12/197543 - 4000
Spain - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-David de Gea07/11/199028Man. United - 1000
-Kepa03/10/199424Chelsea - 3000
-Pau López13/12/199424Roma - 0000
Defenders
-Sergio Ramos30/03/198633Real Madrid - 4300
-Jordi Alba21/03/198930Barcelona - 2000
-Dani Carvajal11/01/199227Real Madrid - 1000
-José Gayà25/05/199524Valencia - 2100
-Diego Llorente16/08/199326Real Sociedad - 2000
-Mario Hermoso18/06/199524Atlético - 2000
-Unai Nuñez30/01/199722Athletic Club - 0000
Midfielders
-Jesús Navas21/11/198533Sevilla - 3100
-Daniel Parejo16/04/198930Valencia - 2000
-Thiago Alcántara11/04/199128Bayern - 0000
-Pablo Sarabia11/05/199227Paris - 0000
-Sergio Busquets16/07/198831Barcelona - 2000
-Suso19/11/199325Milan - 0000
-Saúl Ñíguez21/11/199424Atlético - 1000
-Rodri22/06/199623Man. City - 3000
-Dani Ceballos07/08/199623Arsenal - 1000
-Mikel Oyarzabal21/04/199722Real Sociedad - 1100
-Fabián Ruiz03/04/199623Napoli - 2000
Forwards
-Paco Alcácer30/08/199326Dortmund - 0000
-Rodrigo06/03/199128Valencia - 3100
Coach
-Robert Moreno19/09/197741 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

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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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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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDeniz Aytekin (GER)
  • Assistant refereesEduard Beitinger (GER) , Rafael Foltyn (GER)
  • Fourth officialTobias Stieler (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateMartin Sturkenboom (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerZoran Petrović (SRB)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Deniz Aytekin21/07/1978257

Deniz Aytekin

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: N/A

Finals
N/A

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

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
04/12/2012UCLGSMálaga CFRSC Anderlecht2-2Malaga
11/12/2013UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridFC Porto2-0Madrid
27/02/2014UELR32Valencia CFFC Dynamo Kyiv0-0Valencia
17/09/2014UCLGSFC BarcelonaAPOEL FC1-0Barcelona
25/02/2016UELR32SSC NapoliVillarreal CF1-1Naples
17/03/2016UELR16Sevilla FCFC Basel 18933-0Seville
24/03/2016FRIE.GS-FTItalySpain1-1Udine
14/09/2016UCLGSJuventusSevilla FC0-0Turin
08/03/2017UCLR16FC BarcelonaParis Saint-Germain6-1Barcelona
08/10/2017WCQRDenmarkRomania1-1Copenhagen
31/10/2017UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridQarabağ FK1-1Madrid
15/02/2018UELR32FCSBSS Lazio1-0Bucharest
07/11/2018UCLGSFC Viktoria PlzeňReal Madrid CF0-5Plzen
21/02/2019UELR32Valencia CFCeltic FC1-0Valencia

Last updated 05/09/2019 10:10CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Romania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain440011212
    Sweden4211877
    Romania42111157
    Norway4121875
    Malta41032103
    Faroe Islands40043120
    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-Spain
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Romania-Malta
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Romania
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania-Norway
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Romania-Sweden
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Spain-Romania

Spain

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain440011212
    Sweden4211877
    Romania42111157
    Norway4121875
    Malta41032103
    Faroe Islands40043120
    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-Spain
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Spain-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Norway-Spain
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Sweden-Spain
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Spain-Malta
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Spain-Romania

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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.