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Hungary and Romania draw a blank in Budapest

Published: Friday 4 September 2015, 22.57CET
Hungary 0-0 Romania
Neighbours Hungary and Romania cancelled each other out in Budapest, with the visitors slipping to second in Group F after this stalemate.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Groupama Aréna

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Match statistics

HungaryRomania

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)42
 
58
Total attempts8
 
12
on target3
 
3
off target5
 
6
blocked0
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
2
Offsides3
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
17
Fouls suffered16
 
16

Standings

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Published: Friday 4 September 2015, 22.57CET

Hungary and Romania draw a blank in Budapest

Hungary 0-0 Romania
Neighbours Hungary and Romania cancelled each other out in Budapest, with the visitors slipping to second in Group F after this stalemate.

  • Goalless draw keeps both teams in contention for qualification from Group F
  • Gabriel Torje nearly wins it for Romania late on but low shot is palmed away
  • Hungary’s Ádám Szalai also goes close with first-half volley in game of few chances
  • Romania's Alexandru Chipciu misses next match due to suspension
  • Next games: Northern Ireland v Hungary, Romania v Greece (7 September)

Hungary and Romania shared a goalless draw in Budapest which keeps both teams in contention for UEFA EURO 2016 qualification but both will go away feeling they could have snatched victory.

It was a fabulously intense atmosphere which welcomed the two traditional rivals onto the pitch. Hungary lined up in a 4-1-4-1 formation with Ádám Szalai the spearhead up front while Romania went with a 4-2-3-1 as they looked to maintain top spot in Group F.

Claudiu Keșerü and Balázs Dzsudzsák had the first opportunities but their free-kicks both missed the target. Keșerü then fashioned another chance yet his effort was saved low by Gábor Király.

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Hungary's Ádám Szalai tussles with Lucian Sânmărtean

Romania were dominating territory with Hungary content to counterattack, Nemanja Nikolić shooting over and Szalai seeing his superb long-range volley tipped around the post by Ciprian Tătăruşanu as the hosts sought to snatch a lead.

It remained goalless though, Zoltán Stieber – with nearly the whole goal to aim at – missing an early second-half opportunity when Tătăruşanu dealt comfortably with his low strike.

In truth both sides struggled to create chances although Gabriel Torje and Keșerü nearly won it for the visitors late on. Hungary now travel to new group leaders Northern Ireland for their match on Monday while Romania prepare for a home assignment against Greece the same evening.

Last updated: 06/09/15 2.51CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013984/postmatch/report/index.html#romania+drop+second

Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Romania

Romania

1
KirályGábor Király (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
3
LeandroLeandro
Yellow Card67
2
Papp Paul Papp
4
KádárTamás Kádár
3
RaţRăzvan Raţ (C)
5
FiolaAttila Fiola
5
HobanOvidiu Hoban
6
ElekÁkos Elek
6
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
Yellow Card50
7
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák (C)
11
TorjeGabriel Torje
Substitution90
8
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
Yellow Card48
13
KeșerüClaudiu Keșerü
Yellow Card62
9
SzalaiÁdám Szalai
Yellow Card62
17
SânmărteanLucian Sânmărtean
Substitution78
17
NikolićNemanja Nikolić
Substitution70
18
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
18
StieberZoltán Stieber
Substitution88
21
GrigoreDragoş Grigore
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
Substitution24
22
PopaAdrian Popa
Yellow Card21
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
DibuszDénes Dibusz (GK)
1
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
22
BogdánÁdám Bogdán (GK)
23
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
2
LangÁdám Lang
4
MoţiCosmin Moţi
10
BódiÁdám Bódi
7
ChipciuAlexandru Chipciu
Substitution68
Yellow Card73
11
NémethKrisztián Németh
Substitution70
8
BumbaClaudiu Bumba
13
KalmárZsolt Kalmár
9
AlibecDenis Alibec
14
LovrencsicsGergő Lovrencsics
10
MaximAlexandru Maxim
Substitution90
15
BošnjakPredrag Bošnjak
14
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
16
A. NagyÁdám Nagy
15
GoianDorin Goian
19
PriskinTamás Priskin
Substitution88
16
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
20
GuzmicsRichárd Guzmics
Substitution24
19
AndoneFlorin Andone
21
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
20
BudescuConstantin Budescu
Substitution78

Coach

Bernd Storck (GER) Anghel Iordănescu (ROU)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Assistant referees

Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)

Fourth official

Rafael Foltyn (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Bastian Dankert (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution