Romania ravage Latvia in Buzau

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET
Romania 4-1 Latvia
Romania denied Russia breathing space at the top of Group 1 with Sabrin Sburlea setting them on their way in Buzau.
by Victor Daghi
from Buzau
Romania ravage Latvia in Buzau
Romania were in fine fettle in Buzau ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RomaniaLatvia

Goals scored4
 
1
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
2
Goal attempts27
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners13
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
18

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Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 1.45CET

Romania ravage Latvia in Buzau

Romania 4-1 Latvia
Romania denied Russia breathing space at the top of Group 1 with Sabrin Sburlea setting them on their way in Buzau.

Romania denied Russia breathing space at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 1 with Sabrin Sburlea setting them on their way to a 4-1 victory against Latvia in Buzau.

Fine finishes
Ştefan Bărboianu's long pass found Sburlea after ten minutes, and the FC Brasov man finished brilliantly from ten metres to break the deadlock. Mihai Costea then left defender Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis chasing shadows on 28 minutes to score a fine second, and it was 3-0 by half-time as Sburlea's precise cross allowed Paul Papp to crash in a 43rd-minute header. Edgars Gauračs' dismissal further sapped Latvia's morale, with substitute Ioan Hora making it 4-0 on 82 minutes, not long before Artjoms Rudņevs received a red card for a second bookable offence. Down to nine men, Latvia nonetheless secured a fine consolation goal, with Igors Tarasovs on target from 18 metres. Romania trail Group 1 leaders Russia on goal difference with neither side in competitive action again until August 2010.

 

Last updated: 14/11/09 16.45CET

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Lineup

Romania

Romania

Latvia

Latvia

1Cezar Lungu (GK)1Kaspars Ikstens (GK)
2Ştefan Bărboianu4Jevgēņijs Kazura
3Paul Papp
Goal43'
5Jevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)
Yellow Card74'
4Cornel Râpă8Aleksandrs Gramovičs
Substitution80'
5Valerică Găman (C)9Vladimirs Kamešs
Substitution87'
6Eric Bicfalvi10Edgars Gauračs
Red Card58'
7Mihai Costea
Goal28'
Substitution70'
14Toms Mežs
8Andrei Ionescu15Aleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
9Liviu Ganea16Artjoms Rudņevs
Yellow Card48'
Red Card84'
10Sabrin Sburlea
Goal10'
Substitution80'
17Antons Kurakins
11Alexandru Ioniţă
Substitution63'
18Ritvars Rugins
Substitution46'

Substitutes

12Silviu Lung (GK)12Jevgēņijs Sazonovs (GK)
13Alexandru Măţel2Deniss Petrenko
14Vlad Chiricheş3Alans Siņeļņikovs
Substitution80'
15Radu Barbu6Igors Tarasovs
Substitution46'
Goal90+1'
16Paul Pârvulescu
Substitution80'
7Eduards Višņakovs
17Constantin Gângioveanu
Substitution63'
11Daniils Turkovs
Substitution87'
18Ioan Hora
Substitution70'
Goal82'
13Vadims Gaiļus

Coach

Emil Sandoi (ROU) Mihails Zemļinskis (LVA)

Referee

Richard Liesveld (NED)

Assistant referees

Patrick Langkamp (NED), Erwin E.J.J. Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Danny Desmond Makkelie (NED)

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