Romania quick to make amends

Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 19.45CET
Romania 3-0 Faroe Islands
The hosts put Friday's heavy loss to Latvia behind them with a convincing 3-0 victory in Botosani to reclaim top spot in Group 1.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Municipal
Romania quick to make amends
Romania are back on top of Group 1 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RomaniaFaroe Islands

Goals scored3
 
0
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts12
 
9
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
13

Matches

Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 19.45CET

Romania quick to make amends

Romania 3-0 Faroe Islands
The hosts put Friday's heavy loss to Latvia behind them with a convincing 3-0 victory in Botosani to reclaim top spot in Group 1.

Romania quickly put Friday's loss to Latvia behind them with a convincing 3-0 victory against the Faroe Islands in Botosani to reclaim top spot in Group 1.

Early breakthrough
Romania had won their opening four matches in the section before crashing to a 5-1 defeat in Riga, but they made amends on Tuesday. Eric Bicfalvi opened the scoring after five minutes with a 30-metre drive and though the home side suffered a scare when Cezar Lungu was called on twice in quick succession to save from Róaldur Jacobsen in the 12th minute, they doubled their lead before the break.

Ganea strikes
Liviu Ganea this time found the way through, firing in from 12 metres on 38 minutes following a nice one-two with Alexandru Ioniţă. The Faroe Islands beat Russia last month but there were to be no surprises here as Ganea teed up Andrei Ionescu to add the third 13 minutes after the restart as Romania followed up their 4-0 victory in Torshavn in June with another resounding success. Emil Săndoi's side are now back on top of Group 1, three points clear of Russia, who host Moldova on Wednesday.

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Last updated: 13/10/09 15.44CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Romania

Romania

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1Cezar Lungu (GK)1Hans Jørgensen (GK)
2Ştefan Bărboianu3Rógvi Holm
3Radu Barbu4Dánjal Davidsen
4Silviu Ilie6Jóhan Ellingsgaard
5Valerică Găman7Rógvi Poulsen
6Eric Bicfalvi
Goal5'
8Róaldur Jacobsen
Substitution54'
8Andrei Ionescu
Goal58'
9Finnur Justinussen
Substitution79'
9Liviu Ganea
Goal39'
10Christian Mouritsen (C)
10Gabriel Torje (C)
Substitution81'
11Kristoffur Jacobsen
14Sabrin Sburlea
Substitution67'
13Heri H. Nesá
Substitution73'
15Alexandru Ioniţă
Substitution59'
14Jóan Edmundsson

Substitutes

12Silviu Lung (GK)16Jóan Pauli Jacobsen (GK)
7Marius Alexe
Substitution81'
2Torkil Kollsker
11Iulian Ochiroşii
Substitution59'
5Pól Johannes Justinussen
Substitution73'
13Alexandru Măţel12Páll Klettskard
Substitution79'
16Vlad Chiricheş15Odmar Færø
Substitution54'
17Mihai Onicaş17Ossur M. Dalbúd
18Vlad Bujor
Substitution67'
18Wentzel S.R. Kamban

Coach

Emil Sandoi (ROU) William McLoud Jacobsen (FRO)

Referee

Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krassimir Kerezov (BUL), Krum Stoilov (BUL)

Fourth official

Georgi Yordanov (BUL)

Legend:

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

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