Qualifying round (Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU) - 25/08/2007 - 09:30CET (10:30 local time) - Football Centre FRF - Mogosoaia
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Curtis double downs Romania

Published: Saturday 25 August 2007, 12.18CET
Romania 0-2 Republic of Ireland Two Stefanie Curtis goals gave the Republic of Ireland a fine UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying victory.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Bucharest

Match statistics

RomaniaRepublic of Ireland

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU

PPts
Sweden Sweden39
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland36
Italy Italy23
Romania Romania31
Hungary Hungary31
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Saturday 25 August 2007, 12.18CET

Curtis double downs Romania

Romania 0-2 Republic of Ireland Two Stefanie Curtis goals gave the Republic of Ireland a fine UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying victory.

Two goals by Stefanie Curtis took the Republic of Ireland up to second place in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 2 after a fine away win against Romania in hot conditions on Saturday.

Early strikes
In a morning kick-off at the Mogosoaia Football Centre the Republic appeared to have got out of bed on the right side as Michelle O'Brien, Sonya Hughes and Olivia Christin O'Toole combined to create two superbly-worked team goals on 12 and 14 minutes for Curtis, who finished well from close range on both occasions. Romania improved in the second half but it was the visitors who came closest to scoring again on the hour mark when O'Toole's 16-metre shot came back of a post.

Romania chances
Romania were also unfortunate not to score but Florentina Spanu, Laura Rus and Georgiana Birtoiu all failed to convert when presented with excellent goalscoring chances in the penalty area. As the game wore on, though, so the players began to wilt in the midday heat and Noel King's side held on for their second group win that takes them into second place in the pool, three points behind leaders Sweden.

King's praise
King said: "We always knew this was a key fixture for our campaign but to get a start like that after only 14 minutes is fantastic, the girls here today are a credit to their clubs and country, conditions were incredibly difficult and to perform like they did today was impressive." These teams meet again in Ireland on 27 October.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.20CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

1
PopLenuta Pop (GK)
3
BoyleSharon Boyle
3
PavelElena Iuliana Pavel
1
ByrneEmma Byrne (GK)
4
OlarCorina Olar
2
CurtinMarie Curtin
5
DragoescuTeodora Dragoescu
9
CurtisStephanie Curtis
Goal12
Goal14
6
IuşanAlexandra Iuşan
Substitution46
4
FaheyNiamh Fahey
7
SârgheRaluca Sârghe
Substitution78
7
GrantCiara Grant (C)
8
StribleaRodica Striblea (C)
6
HughesSonya Hughes
9
EnacheGabriela Stefania Enache
Substitution58
5
MoranAlisha Moran
10
LaiuAndreea Laiu
10
O'BrienMichelle O'Brien
11
OlarFlorentina Olar
8
O'GormanAine O'Gorman
14
RusLaura Rus
Yellow Card50
11
O'TooleOlivia Christin O'Toole
Substitution67

Substitutes

18
CostasCatalina Gabriela Costas
12
HislopLahra Anne Hislop
Substitution67
2
O. OpreaOlivia Oprea
Substitution46
17
MurrayNoelle Murray
15
PrundaruMihaela Loredana Prundaru
Substitution78
15
De BurcaMeabh De Burca
17
StanciuAna Maria Stanciu
14
GriffinEmma Griffin
16
BirtoiuAline Birtoiu
Substitution58
16
PetersSarah Peters (GK)
19
BuzaClaudia Buza
13
TracyYvonne Tracy
12
GaneaMirela Ganea (GK)
18
MurrayGrace Murray

Coach

Maria Delicoiu (ROU) Noel King (IRL)

Referee

Rachel Cohen (ISR)

Assistant referees

Tzvia Malca (ISR), Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Fourth official

Elena Musetoiu (ROU)

Legend:

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