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Romania beat Faroe Islands to reach finals

Published: Sunday 11 October 2015, 19.57CET
Faroe Islands 0-3 Romania
Constantin Budescu scored twice as Romania secured their fifth appearance at a UEFA European Championship.
Romania beat Faroe Islands to reach finals
Constantin Budescu scored twice for Romania ©AFP

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsRomania

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)49
 
51
Total attempts9
 
11
on target2
 
4
off target5
 
4
blocked2
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
6
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
19

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Sunday 11 October 2015, 19.57CET

Romania beat Faroe Islands to reach finals

Faroe Islands 0-3 Romania
Constantin Budescu scored twice as Romania secured their fifth appearance at a UEFA European Championship.

  • Romania qualify for UEFA EURO 2016 with a comfortable win in Torshavn
  • Constantin Budescu scores twice for Anghel Iordanescu's side as they secure second place in Group F
  • Alexandru Maxim grabs late third goal for Romania to put the result beyond doubt
  • Faroe Islands finish second bottom ahead of Greece

Two goals by Constantin Budescu sent Romania on their way to a routine victory against the Faroe Islands which confirmed their qualification for UEFA EURO 2016.

It will be the fifth time Romania have been represented at the tournament, but Anghel Iordanescu's side had to settle for second spot in Group F following Northern Ireland’s 1-1 draw in Finland.

Having already conceded14 goals during qualifying before kick-off, the Faroe Islands' clean sheet lasted just four minutes. Gabriel Torje played a smart free-kick to Răzvan Raţ, galloping down the left flank, and the veteran cut the ball back to the marauding Budescu on the edge of the area, who placed it into Gunnar Nielsen's bottom-left corner with aplomb.

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Alexandru Maxim got the third

Lars Olsen's side refused to be overawed, however, and Romania goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu had to make a succession of saves to deny the home team an equaliser. Indeed, they were looking increasingly fortunate to be ahead as Ragnar Nattestad fired wide from two metres out.

The visitors' response was as pivotal as it was fortuitous. Adrian Popa, picking up a loose ball, teed up Budescu on the right wing to cross with seconds of the opening 45 minutes to spare. The opening goalscorer, presumably searching for the head of Bogdan Stancu in the box, inadvertently dumfounded Nielsen, looping the ball over the goalkeeper's head and into the net.

Despite the best efforts of their stubborn hosts, Alexandru Maxim put the result beyond doubt in the 83rd minute. Playing a perfectly timed one-two with Stancu, he slid the ball into the net to start the celebrations back in Romania.

Last updated: 13/10/15 0.02CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2014051/postmatch/report/index.html#romania+qualify+with

Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Romania

Romania

1
NielsenGunnar Nielsen (GK)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
2
NaesJónas Tór Naes (C)
3
RaţRăzvan Raţ (C)
5
NattestadRagnar Nattestad
Yellow Card7
Substitution84
5
HobanOvidiu Hoban
6
HanssonHallur Hansson
Yellow Card71
6
ChiricheşVlad Chiricheş
8
HendrikssonBrandur Hendriksson
8
PintiliiMihai Pintilii
9
SørensenGilli Sørensen
11
TorjeGabriel Torje
Yellow Card18
Substitution78
10
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution69
16
MăţelAlexandru Măţel
11
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
19
StancuBogdan Stancu
Substitution90
14
S. VatnhamarSølvi Vatnhamar
Substitution69
20
BudescuConstantin Budescu
Goal4
Goal45+1
Substitution88
15
O. FaerøOdmar Faerø
Yellow Card79
21
GrigoreDragoş Grigore
16
BartalsstovuKaj Bartalsstovu
22
PopaAdrian Popa

Substitutes

12
GestssonTeitur Gestsson (GK)
23
LungSilviu Lung (GK)
23
ThomsenTórdur Thomsen (GK)
1
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
3
V. DavidsenViljormur Davidsen
2
Papp Paul Papp
4
E. JacobsenErling Jacobsen
4
MoţiCosmin Moţi
13
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
7
ChipciuAlexandru Chipciu
17
BaldvinssonRógvi Baldvinsson
Substitution84
9
AndoneFlorin Andone
18
Ar. FrederiksbergÁrni Frederiksberg
Substitution69
10
MaximAlexandru Maxim
Substitution78
Goal83
19
K. OlsenKlæmint Olsen
13
KeșerüClaudiu Keșerü
20
JakobsenRóaldur Jakobsen
14
FilipSteliano Filip
21
R. JoensenRené Joensen
15
AlibecDenis Alibec
Substitution90
22
A. OlsenAndreas Olsen
Substitution69
17
SânmărteanLucian Sânmărtean
18
PrepeliţăAndrei Prepeliţă
Substitution88

Coach

Lars Olsen (DEN) Anghel Iordănescu (ROU)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Martin Balko (SVK), Tomaš Somolani (SVK)

Fourth official

Tomaš Mokoš (SVK)

Additional assistant referees

Peter Kralović (SVK), Mário Vlk (SVK)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution