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    Slovakia

    7

    San Marino

    0

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    England

    3

    Estonia

    0

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    Scotland

    3

    Ukraine

    1

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    Hungary

    2

    Malta

    0

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    Armenia

    0

    Serbia

    0

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    Belarus

    0

    Luxembourg

    1

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    Faroe Island

    0

    France

    6

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    Azerbaijan

    0

    Portugal

    2

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    Iceland

    2

    Latvia

    4

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    Cyprus

    3

    Wales

    1

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    Liechtenstei

    0

    Sweden

    3

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    Romania

    1

    Netherlands

    0

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    Denmark

    1

    Spain

    3

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    Moldova

    1

    Turkey

    1

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    Croatia

    1

    Israel

    0

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    Greece

    3

    Bosnia-Herz

    2

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    Poland

    3

    Kazakhstan

    1

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    Slovenia

    0

    Albania

    0

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    Belgium

    0

    Finland

    0

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    Rep of Ire

    0

    Germany

    0

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    Italy

    2

    Georgia

    0

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Stadionul Farul

Referee: Kyros Vassaras | Attendance: 13000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Romania

  • Dorin Goian 71'

1 - 0

FT

Romania 1-0 Netherlands: Goian downs Dutch

CONSTANTA, Romania, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A second-half goal

from defender Dorin Goian helped Romania beat the Netherlands

1-0 in their top-of-the-table Euro 2008 Group G qualifier on

Saturday.

Romania, undefeated in nine qualifying matches, recorded

their first-ever win against the Netherlands on a soaked field,

to move three points clear of their opponents on 23 points.

The Netherlands remain second on 20 points with third-placed

Bulgaria, who do not play on Saturday, on 18. Romania travel to

Luxembourg on Wednesday and meet Bulgaria away in November.

'It is a huge step towards qualifying for next year's

finals,' Romania coach Victor Piturca told reporters.

Goian scored from close range on 72 minutes after goalkeeper

Maarten Skeletenburg deflected a headed effort from Paul Codrea.

It was his third goal for Romania in the qualifying campaign

and he added to his memorable game by stopping a ball on the

goal line in the dying seconds.

Piturca fielded a defensive line-up, hoping to

counter-attack and the Dutch subsequently dominated the first

half, but without creating any clear chances until the 23rd

minute, when Wilfred Bouma's header from a corner hit the

crossbar.

The Dutch increased the pressure and five minutes later

Clarence Seedorf hit a 25-yard drive, but Bogdan Lobont made a

fine save.

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy wasted another

opportunity ten minutes from time when he missed with a low shot

from the edge of the area.

'I wish to congratulate everyone, the boys were fantastic

today as they had a lot to suffer, especially in the first

half,' Piturca said.

Scoring Summary

  • Romania
  • Netherlands
Dorin Goian (71')
 

Match Stats

  • Romania
  • Netherlands
9(4) Shots (on goal) 5(3)
13 Fouls 12
3 Corner kicks 8
2 Offsides 1
49% Time of Possession 51%
5 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2

Teams

  • Romania
  • Netherlands
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
George Ogararu (76')
Gabriel Tamas (81')
Adrian Mutu (86')
Banel Nicolita (90 + 1')
Paul Codrea (90 + 2')