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Romania do just enough to beat Faroe Islands

Published: Sunday 29 March 2015, 20.12CET
Romania 1-0 Faroe Islands
Claudiu Keșerü took his tally to four goals for his country as the home side did just enough to earn three Group F points in Ploiesti.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Ilie Oană

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Match statistics

RomaniaFaroe Islands

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)56
 
44
Total attempts19
 
2
on target6
 
1
off target11
 
1
blocked2
 
0
against woodwork2
 
0
Corners1
 
1
Offsides5
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
15
Fouls suffered14
 
12

Standings

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Published: Sunday 29 March 2015, 20.12CET

Romania do just enough to beat Faroe Islands

Romania 1-0 Faroe Islands
Claudiu Keșerü took his tally to four goals for his country as the home side did just enough to earn three Group F points in Ploiesti.

Claudiu Keșerü's fourth goal for his country gives Romania victory
Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen denies the home team again and again in Ploiesti
Joan Edmundsson comes closest to snatching a point for the visitors
Romania remain top of Group F; Faroese unable to build on 1-0 win in Greece
Next qualifiers: Northern Ireland v Romania, Faroe Islands v Greece (13 June)

Romania remain top of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F, Claudiu Keșerü's fourth goal for his country just about enough to see off the Faroe Islands in Ploiesti.

Keșerü tidied up from a rebound in the 21st minute to put Romania in front, but Anghel Iordanescu's side lost some of their sparkle after the break, the visitors threatening to follow up their sensational 1-0 victory at Greece last time out with another eye-catching result on their travels.

Home fans could have no complaints after 30 minutes, goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen the only thing that stood between the Faroes and oblivion. He made a superb early stop from Raul Rusescu's long shot, and fended away a Keșerü effort after Mihai Pintilii sent him through on goal. However, the 28-year-old was wrong-footed for Romania's opener: the defensive wall deflected Alexandru Maxim's free-kick onto the post and Keșerü was first to the loose ball.

The Faroese mustered just one shot in the first 45 minutes, yet had begun to summon sterner resistance by the interval. Nielsen kept their hopes up in the second half; on 65 minutes, he repelled another Maxim free-kick with his left hand, then fended away Adrian Popa's header from the rebound with his right.

Soon afterwards, Vlad Chiricheș had to rescue Romania, putting in a saving tackle to dispossess Joan Edmundsson as he bore down on Costel Pantilimon's goal. Keșerü hit the post on 78 minutes and Nielsen saved well again from Maxim, but Pantilimon then spared his team an ignominious draw as he got to a powerful Edmundsson attempt in added time.

Last updated: 02/06/15 2.56CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013940/postmatch/report/index.html#romania+faroese

Lineups

Romania

Romania

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
1
NielsenGunnar Nielsen (GK)
2
Papp Paul Papp
3
V. DavidsenViljormur Davidsen
3
RaţRăzvan Raţ (C)
4
A. GregersenAtli Gregersen (C)
6
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
5
NattestadRagnar Nattestad
8
PintiliiMihai Pintilii
6
S. VatnhamarSølvi Vatnhamar
Yellow Card63
9
RusescuRaul Rusescu
Substitution60
8
HendrikssonBrandur Hendriksson
Substitution80
13
KeșerüClaudiu Keșerü
Goal21
Yellow Card90+4
10
HolstChristian Holst
17
SânmărteanLucian Sânmărtean
Substitution86
11
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
20
MaximAlexandru Maxim
14
JakobsenRóaldur Jakobsen
Substitution80
21
GrigoreDragoş Grigore
15
O. FaerøOdmar Faerø
Substitution74
22
PopaAdrian Popa
Substitution71
17
Jóhan DavidsenJóhan Davidsen

Substitutes

12
BălgrădeanCristian Bălgrădean (GK)
12
GestssonTeitur Gestsson (GK)
23
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
23
ThomsenTórdur Thomsen (GK)
4
MoţiCosmin Moţi
9
SørensenGilli Sørensen
Substitution80
5
GardoşFlorin Gardoş
13
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
7
NistorDan Nistor
16
BartalsstovuKaj Bartalsstovu
10
C. TănaseCristian Tănase
Substitution60
19
K. OlsenKlæmint Olsen
11
TorjeGabriel Torje
Substitution71
Yellow Card84
20
R. JoensenRené Joensen
Substitution80
14
ManeaCristian Manea
21
A. OlsenAndreas Olsen
Substitution74
15
SepsiLászló Sepsi
16
BumbaClaudiu Bumba
18
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
Substitution86
19
AndoneFlorin Andone

Coach

Anghel Iordănescu (ROU) Lars Olsen (DEN)

Referee

Artur Dias (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Rui Tavares (POR)

Fourth official

Alvaro Mesquita (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Manuel De Sousa (POR), Hugo Miguel (POR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution