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HungaryHungaryÚj Bozsik Stadion - BudapestSaturday 27 March 2021
18.00CET (18.00 local time)
Group A - Matchday 2
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    04/09/2001QR (GS)Hungary - Romania1-3
    KecskemetSzabics 67; Cernat 53, Bratu 65, 90
    01/06/2001QR (GS)Romania - Hungary1-0
    BucharestSânmărtean 81
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    04/06/1999QR (GS)Romania - Hungary2-1
    BucharestCernat 22, 74; Ferenczi 79
    13/10/1998QR (GS)Hungary - Romania1-2
    BudapestFerenczi 29 (P); Stoica 58, Pancu 67
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    22/09/1981QR (GS)Romania - Hungary2-1
    Râmnicu VâlceaTurcu 47, Vlatanescu 86; Melis 26
    12/05/1981QR (GS)Hungary - Romania4-2
    BekescsabaKardos 41 (P), Pölöskei 56, 61, Melis 63; Gabor 52, Klein 88
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    17/10/1979QR (GS)Romania - Hungary4-0
    BucharestTerhes 8, 70, Bozesan I 10, Suciu 25
    25/10/1978QR (GS)Hungary - Romania1-0
    SzegedSuliza 32 (P)
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Hungary42024004----8206916
    Romania44004202----8602169

    Last updated 25/03/2021 15:37CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    The second round of Group A games pits co-hosts Hungary against neighbours Romania at the Bozsik Stadion in Budapest.

    • While Hungary's most successful recent U21 campaign came as long ago as 1996, Romania need look back only two years for inspiration, having reached the semi-finals of the 2019 competition in Italy.

    • Romania will be looking to build on their 1-1 draw against the Netherlands on Matchday 1, when Hungary conceded three times in the final half-hour to lose 3-0 against Germany.

    Previous meetings
    • The teams have contested eight previous European U21 Championship matches, Romania winning six of those – including the last five.

    • Most recently, Romania were victorious 1-0 in Bucharest and 3-1 in Kecskemét in the 2002 U21 EURO qualifying competition, although both teams missed out on the finals in Switzerland. Romania lost 5-0 on aggregate to France in the play-offs having finished as runners-up to Italy in Group 8, one point ahead of Hungary.

    • That was also also the case in the 2000 preliminaries; Romania were 2-1 victors in both Budapest and Bucharest but could only finish third in the section behind Slovakia and Portugal, with Hungary in fourth place.

    • Hungary have not beaten Romania since a 4-2 victory in Békéscsaba in May 1981; that was the third meeting between the teams and their second victory.

    • Andrei Vlad, Denis Haruţ and Radu Boboc started for Romania in a 2-1 defeat of Hungary in European U17 Championship qualifying on 24 October 2015.

    Form guide
    Hungary
    • This is the co-hosts' first appearance at the U21 EURO finals. Hungary and fellow hosts Slovenia are the only sides to be making their debuts at the 2021 tournament.

    • Before the eight-team final tournament was introduced for 1998, Hungary reached the quarter-finals of the 1996 event, losing 4-3 to Scotland over two legs (2-1 h, 1-3 a).

    • The Hungarians, who were also losing quarter-finalists in the inaugural edition of the U21 competition in 1978 and again two years later, enjoyed their most successful campaign in 1986, losing to eventual champions Spain 5-4 on aggregate in the semi-finals (3-1 h, 1-4 a) having beaten Poland 5-1 over two legs in the last eight (0-1 a, 5-0 h).

    • Hungary's most successful European U21 Championship campaign since 1996 came in 2006, when they lost to holders Italy in the qualifying play-offs (1-1 h, 0-1 a).

    • A team coached by Michael Boris – who was succeeded by Zoltán Gera in June 2019 – finished fourth in qualifying Group 6 ahead of 2019 U21 EURO, behind Belgium, Sweden and Turkey having picked up 11 points from ten matches. Hungary lost their last five fixtures.

    Romania
    • This is Romania's third appearance at the U21 EURO finals, and the first time they have qualified for successive tournaments.

    • In 2019, a team coached by Mirel Rădoi qualified unbeaten (W7 D3) and then finished first in Group C at the final tournament, winning the section ahead of France – with whom they finished level on seven points – England and Croatia.

    • Germany proved too strong in the semi-finals, however, scoring two late goals to win 4-2 – Romania's first competitive U21 defeat in 14 games (W9 D4), since a 2-0 qualifying loss in Bulgaria in October 2016.

    • That was Romania's first appearance in the final tournament since they lost to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 1998 tournament, which Romania hosted. They lost all three games at those 1998 finals, subsequently going down to Germany (0-1 aet) and Russia (1-2) to finish in eighth place.

    • This time round, Adrian Mutu – who replaced Rădoi in January 2020 – guided Romania to the finals as the fifth best second-placed side overall, his team having finished as runners-up to Denmark in Group 8 (W6 D2 L2). Romania collected 20 points to end six behind the Danes but four ahead of third-placed Ukraine.

    Links and trivia
    • Mutu was in the Romania U21 side that beat Hungary 2-1 on 13 October 1998.

    • Mutu played twice against Hungary at senior level, both in Budapest – a 2-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying win on 5 September 2001 and a 2-2 draw in the 2014 qualifying competition on 22 March 2013, captaining the side and converting a penalty to make it 1-1 after current Hungary U21 assistant coach Vilmos Vanczák had opened the scoring. That goal was his 35th and last for Romania, equalling Gheorghe Hagi's all-time record.

    • Gera played against Romania in two senior internationals, a 1-0 friendly loss in Budapest on 12 August 2009 and a 1-1 UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Bucharest on 11 October 2014. He also took part in a 3-0 loss at the Cyprus Cup on 21 February 2004, although that was not classed as an official match.

    • Mutu scored twice in Fiorentina's 4-3 win against Hungarian side Debrecen in Budapest in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group stage, and was also on target in the Italian club's 5-2 home success.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2021/matches/round=2001098/match=2030674/prematch/background/index.html#hungary+romania+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Hungary - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Martin Auerbach03/11/200218Puskás Akadémia - 0000--
    12Balázs Bese22/01/199922Budafoki - 00102-
    22Péter Kovács10/02/200021Budaors - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Benedek Varju21/05/200119MTK - 0000--
    3Attila Mocsi29/05/200020Haladás - 00101-
    4Botond Balogh06/06/200218Parma - 00101-
    5András Huszti29/01/200120Budafoki - 0000--
    13Olivér Tamás14/04/200119Paks - 0000--
    18Bendegúz Bolla22/11/199921Fehérvár - 00101-
    19László Deutsch09/03/199922Puskás Akadémia - 00101-
    Midfielders
    6Martin Palincsar03/01/199922MTK - 00101-
    8Szabolcs Mezei18/10/200020MTK - 00101-
    10Adrián Szőke01/07/199822Heracles*00101-
    14Kristóf Hinora05/02/199823Vasas - 00103-
    15Mihály Kata13/04/200218MTK - 00101-
    16Norbert Szendrei27/03/200020Honvéd - 00101-
    20Csaba Bukta25/07/200119Altach - 0000--
    21András Csonka01/05/200020Budafoki - 0000--
    23Márk Kovácsréti01/09/200020Kisvárda - 00101-
    Forwards
    7Tamás Kiss24/11/200020Puskás Akadémia*00101-
    9Bence Bíró14/07/199822MTK - 0010114
    11Alen Skribek11/04/200119Budafoki - 00101-
    17Donát Bárány04/09/200020Debrecen - 0000--
    Coach
    -Zoltán Gera22/04/197941 - 00101-
    Romania - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Daniel Vlad15/04/199921FCSB - 80109-
    12Mihai Aioani07/11/199921Chindia Targoviste - 20002-
    23Mihai Eșanu25/07/199822Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Radu Boboc24/04/199921Viitorul - 701012-
    3Raul Opruț04/01/199823Hermannstadt - 20002-
    4Alexandru Pașcanu28/09/199822Ponferradina - 801022-
    5Radu Drăgușin03/02/200219Juventus - 20002-
    13Denis Ciobotariu10/06/199822CFR Cluj - 30104-
    15Andrei Chindriș12/01/199922Botoşani - 70007-
    16Denis Haruţ25/02/199922FCSB - 511061
    19Ștefan Vlădoiu28/12/199822Universitatea Craiova - 20002-
    Midfielders
    6Marco Dulca11/05/199921Chindia Targoviste - 00005-
    8Marius Marin30/08/199822Pisa*70108-
    10Olimpiu Moruţan25/04/199921FCSB - 6110101
    11Andrei Ciobanu 18/01/199823Viitorul - 8211143
    14Răzvan Oaidă02/03/199823FCSB - 40108-
    17Octavian Popescu27/12/200218FCSB - 0000--
    18Cătălin Itu26/10/199921CFR Cluj - 40105-
    22Darius Olaru03/03/199823FCSB - 9110121
    Forwards
    7George Cîmpanu08/10/200020Universitatea Craiova - 10001-
    9George Ganea26/05/199921Viitorul*711081
    20Alexandru Măţan29/08/199921Columbus Crew - 511091
    21Adrian Petre11/02/199823UTA - 5210125
    Coach
    -Adrian Mutu08/01/197942 - 40105-

    Last updated 27/03/2021 13:21CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeLawrence Visser (BEL)
    • Assistant refereesThibaud Nijssen (BEL) , Ruben Wyns (BEL)
    • Fourth officialEspen Eskås (NOR)
    • UEFA DelegateElena Kobak (RUS)
    • UEFA Referee observerRoberto Rosetti (ITA)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Lawrence Visser18/12/1989326

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from 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
    09/07/2019UCL1QRFC AstanaCFR 1907 Cluj1-0Nur–Sultan

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:06CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Hungary

    • Under-21 - Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Germany1100303
      Netherlands1010111
      Romania1010111
      Hungary1001030
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Hungary 0-3 Germany
      0-1 L. Nmecha 61, 0-2 Baku 66, 0-3 Baku 73
      Bese, Mocsi, Balogh, Palincsar (60 Hinora), Kiss (78 Skribek), Mezei (78 Kovácsréti), Szőke (60 Bíró), Kata, Szendrei, Bolla, Deutsch
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Hungary-Romania
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Netherlands-Hungary

    Romania

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (10/09/2019)
      Denmark 2-1 Romania
      1-0 Olsen 3, 2-0 Olsen 55, 2-1 Coman 80
      Aioani, Boboc, Dima (66 Chindriș), Pașcanu, Băluţă, Coman, Dragomir (51 Ciobanu ), Drăguş (66 Dobre), Petre (73 Ganea), Olaru, Ratiu (66 Velisar)
    • (10/10/2019)
      Romania 3-0 Ukraine
      1-0 Moruţan 75, 2-0 Petre 80, 3-0 Petre 90+4
      Vlad, Boboc, Pașcanu, Băluţă, Man (84 Marin), Ganea (76 Petre), Drăguş (63 Mihăilă), Oaidă, Chindriș, Velisar, Moruţan (76 Olaru)
    • (14/10/2019)
      Romania 3-0 Northern Ireland
      1-0 Băluţă 48, 2-0 Mihăilă 59, 3-0 Ciobanu 67
      Vlad, Boboc, Pașcanu, Băluţă (79 Ricardo), Mihăilă (69 Drăguş), Man (69 Neicutescu), Petre (69 Ganea), Oaidă, Chindriș, Ratiu (63 Velisar), Ciobanu
    • (14/11/2019)
      Romania 4-1 Finland
      0-1 Kairinen 3, 1-1 Mihăilă 8, 2-1 Mihăilă 16, 3-1 Hyvärinen 45+5 (og) , 4-1 Mihăilă 78
      Vlad, Boboc (32 Ricardo), Pașcanu (83 Ciobotariu), Mihăilă, Man (64 Merloi), Ganea (64 Petre), Moruţan (64 Olaru), Oaidă, Chindriș, Ratiu, Ciobanu
    • (19/11/2019)
      Northern Ireland 0-0 Romania
      Vlad, Pașcanu, Ricardo, Mihăilă (71 Ciobanu ), Man (90 Merloi), Moruţan (82 Ciobotariu), Petre, Oaidă, Chindriș, Vlădoiu, Marin (72 Olaru)
    • (04/09/2020)
      Finland 1-3 Romania
      0-1 Olaru 21, 1-1 Soisalo 24, 1-2 Mihăilă 57, 1-3 Ciobanu 84
      Vlad, Boboc, Pașcanu (90 Drăgușin), Ghiţă, Mihăilă (90 Măţan), Ganea (53 Costache), Man, Marin, Haruţ, Ciobanu , Olaru (61 Itu)
    • (08/09/2020)
      Malta 0-3 Romania
      0-1 Man 6, 0-2 Costache 41 (P) , 0-3 Haruţ 83
      Vlad, Opruț, Ghiţă, Mihăilă (73 Măţan), Casap (57 Ciobanu ), Man (82 Cîmpanu), Marin, Chindriș, Haruţ, Costache (73 Ganea), Olaru (82 Itu)
    • (09/10/2020)
      Ukraine 1-0 Romania
      1-0 Buletsa 80 (P)
      Vlad, Opruț (46 Boboc), Pașcanu, Ghiţă, Man (77 Moruţan), Măţan (65 Drăguş), Marin, Haruţ, Ciobanu (77 Itu), Costache, Olaru
    • (13/10/2020)
      Romania 4-1 Malta
      1-0 Măţan 17, 2-0 Man 27, 3-0 Ganea 36, 4-0 Man 40 (P) , 4-1 Elouni 51
      Aioani, Drăgușin, Vlădoiu, Băluţă, Ganea (46 Chindriș), Man (60 Drăguş), Măţan (60 Petrila), Marin, Haruţ, Ciobanu (82 Itu), Olaru (77 Moruţan)
    • (17/11/2020)
      Romania 1-1 Denmark
      0-1 Laursen 50 (P) , 1-1 Costache 72
      Vlad, Boboc, Pașcanu, Moruţan, Hagi, Marin, Ciobotariu, Haruţ, Măţan, Costache (76 Cârnaţ), Olaru
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Germany1100303
      Netherlands1010111
      Romania1010111
      Hungary1001030
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Romania 1-1 Netherlands
      0-1 Schuurs 16, 1-1 Ciobanu 20
      Vlad, Boboc, Pașcanu, Marin, Ganea (80 Petre), Moruţan (88 Itu), Ciobanu , Ciobotariu, Haruţ, Măţan (72 Oaidă), Olaru
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Hungary-Romania
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Germany-Romania

    Last updated 25/03/2021 14:50CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Hungary

    Tournament record
    2019: did not qualify
    2017:
    did not qualify
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013:
    did not qualify
    2011:
    did not qualify
    2009:
    did not qualify
    2007:
    did not qualify
    2006: play-offs
    2004: did not qualify
    2002:
    did not qualify
    2000:
    did not qualify
    1998:
    did not qualify
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994:
    did not qualify
    1992:
    did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: semi-finals
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not qualify
    1980: quarter-finals
    1978: quarter-finals

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament

    N/A

    Qualifying
    7-0: Hungary v Greece, 09/10/76
    1978 qualifying group stage, Kecskemét

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    0-3: Hungary v Germany, 24/03/21
    2021 group stage, Székesfehérvár

    Qualifying
    8-0: Serbia v Hungary, 07/09/08
    2009 qualifying group stage, Belgrade

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2647648.html#team+facts+hungary

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    Romania

    Tournament record
    2019: semi-finals
    2017:
    did not qualify
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2000: did not qualify
    1998: eighth place
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not qualify
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    4-1: Romania v Croatia, 18/06/19
    Group stage, Serravalle

    Qualifying
    0-5 twice, most recently v Armenia, 16/11/04
    2006 qualifying group stage, Yerevan

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    4-2: Germany v Romania, 27/06/19
    Semi-final, Bologna

    Qualifying
    8-0: Germany v Romania, 09/09/14
    2015 qualifying group stage, Magdeburg

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2610450.html#team+facts+romania

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    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
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • 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.