Play-offs within sight for Romania

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.00CET
Romania 3-0 Russia
Eric Bicfalvi scored one goal and played a role in the other two as Romania took a potentially decisive hold on Group 1.
Play-offs within sight for Romania
Romania are in pole position to qualify for the play-offs with one match remaining ©Edy Pintea
 

Match statistics

RomaniaRussia

Goals scored3
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts7
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners6
 
4
Fouls committed15
 
9

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Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.00CET

Play-offs within sight for Romania

Romania 3-0 Russia
Eric Bicfalvi scored one goal and played a role in the other two as Romania took a potentially decisive hold on Group 1.

Romania took a significant step towards a place in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs with a comprehensive defeat of Group 1 rivals Russia.

Level with their opponents on 21 points at the top of the section, Romania took a stranglehold on the game – and the pool – thanks to goals before the break from Eric Bicfalvi and Sabrin Sburlea. Substitute Ioan Hora added what could be a crucial third four minutes from time, meaning Emil Sandoi's team will be assured of a play-off berth should they avoid defeat by three goals or more when the sides meet again in their final match on Tuesday in St Petersburg.

Bicfalvi opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a powerful shot from the edge of the area following Mihai Costea's corner and played a part in the second ten minutes later. The FC Steaua Bucureşti midfielder's incisive pass found Ionut Neagu, who in turn set up Sburlea for a straightforward finish. Hora put the seal on an impressive result and performance late on courtesy of another Bicfalvi assist.

Last updated: 04/09/10 0.53CET

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Russia

Russia

1Silviu Lung (GK)1Sergei Pesyakov (GK)
2Cornel Râpă
Yellow Card55'
5Georgi Schennikov
3Paul Papp6Aleksandr Sapeta
Substitution46'
4Ştefan Bărboianu
Yellow Card72'
7Aleksei Ionov
Substitution54'
5Valerică Găman (C)9Georgi Gabulov
6Florin Gardoş10Artem Dzyuba
7Sabrin Sburlea
Goal37'
Substitution67'
11Pavel Mamaev (C)
8Eric Bicfalvi
Goal27'
Substitution90'
13Evgeni Balyaykin
9Liviu Ganea15Andrei Ivanov
Substitution78'
10Mihai Costea
Substitution63'
16Evgeni Makeev
Yellow Card77'
15Ionut Neagu
Yellow Card11'
17Sergei Parshivlyuk

Substitutes

12Cezar Lungu (GK)12Evgeni Pomazan (GK)
11Alexandru Ioniţă2Aleksandr Denisov
Substitution78'
13Alexandru Măţel4Ivan Termnikov
Substitution54'
Yellow Card61'
14Raul Rusescu8Alan Gatagov
16Vlad Chiricheş
Substitution90'
14Igor Smolnikov
17Andrei Ionescu
Substitution67'
18Pavel Yakovlev
18Ioan Hora
Substitution63'
Goal86'
19Vladimir Dyadyun
Substitution46'

Coach

Emil Sandoi (ROU) Igor Kolyvanov (RUS)

Referee

Jiri Jech (CZE)

Assistant referees

Emil Ubias (CZE), Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Prihoda (CZE)

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