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Romania 3-0 Russia

Romania beat fellow UEFA EURO 2008â„¢ contenders Russia 3-0 in a friendly in
Bucharest on Wednesday with goals from strikers Ciprian Marica, Daniel Niculae
and Marius Niculae.

Romania initially struggled against a team drawn entirely from the Russian
Premier-Liga and it took the hosts until the stroke of half-time to break the
deadlock through VfB Stuttgart forward Marica. Coach Victor Piþurcã took off
Adrian Mutu and Cristian Chivu at the break and substitute Daniel Niculae made it
2-0 after 61 minutes before Marius Niculae completed the scoring with a header
in the 76th.

Debutants

In contrast to Guus Hiddink – who handed first caps to FC Moskva striker Roman
Adamov and the versatile FC Zenit St. Petersburg player Roman Shirokov –
Piþurcã had virtually a full deck to choose from, although Marius Popa did feature
in goal for the first time as regular No1 Bogdan Lobont was unwell. The 29-year
-old custodian had to be alert to deny Vladimir Bystrov following a rapid Russia
counterattack, yet Romania gradually imposed their authority and took the lead
when Marica teased his way past three defenders before placing the ball in the
far corner.

Niculaes score

Russia might have equalised immediately had Bystov connected with an inviting
cross from danger man Yuri Zhirkov, but that was about as good as it got for
Hiddink's men. Romania found the target twice more without reply after half-time.
Vasili Berezutski needlessly conceded possession for the first of those strikes,
scored by Daniel Niculae, before namesake Marius – having just hit the
woodwork along with Rãzvan Cociº – headed in the second from Bãnel Nicoliþã's
right-wing centre.
 

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:confused: and i should care because ?

you are only happy as you won lots of vcash i bet on the ruskies and blew me wedge
 

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haggler said:
:confused: and i should care because ?

you are only happy as you won lots of vcash i bet on the ruskies and blew me wedge
Crazy bet Mr Haggler ... :p

These Russian bums are no good - we beat their ass bad, lmao ... ;)

Maybe one day the Romanian coach may teach England how to do this ... :p
 

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Come on, be friendly:) :)
No matter how bad the russian was beaten, they still wont want to be in the same position as the romanians in euro 2008, against france, italy and holland:eek: :eek:
 

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This Russian performance is unacceptable. We have much more quality than we showed here. We massively underperformed and I am quite angry. You should not be complacent, the mother Russia will roar again. At Euro 2008 these Russian players will show the pride and passion that is expected of anyone representing Russia, and we will show the quality that players like Arshavin, Zhirkov, Pavlyuchenko and Kerzakhov give us.
 

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This Russian performance is unacceptable. We have much more quality than we showed here. We massively underperformed and I am quite angry. You should not be complacent, the mother Russia will roar again. At Euro 2008 these Russian players will show the pride and passion that is expected of anyone representing Russia, and we will show the quality that players like Arshavin, Zhirkov, Pavlyuchenko and Kerzakhov give us.
Who? :p

These friendlies don't matter too much, they are only a source of pride among the eastern Europeans :eek:

Euro 2008 is where it's at and who knows perhaps Russia will do what Greece did!!!!

Well done Romania on an emphatic victory over as RA never ceases to remind us on the shoutbox, MOTHER RUSSIA, A WORLD SUPERPOWER, :D
 

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Mutu was well over-rated . I might give her Marius Lacatus too but thats it lol
How was Mutu over rated? he came, he settled form Italy, scored goals
was a top player, left foot, right foot head and a free kick taker..
dont get much better than that mate. :cool: . would have made a bettr acquisiton than that Seba Veron anyway.

Mutu is 1 of only a handful of players that come to mind. 1 of a handful that came to england from serie a and played well
*sniff sniff*
 

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Romania is great team and collective,and to be honest,I think that we will have bigger problems in match against Romania than against France.
 

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Thanks Skele x

I like the way England fans dismiss the 'little' teams ...

Romania hasn't had many 'truly great' players ...

I know this ... but our players have one attribute that England players don't
have ... pride and passion for their country !!

England fans expect to fail - then they fail - then they get bitter because they
failed !

To boo the new national coach after 27 minutes of his new reign was disgraceful
in my eyes !!

So despite not many world class players - we are proud of our country for making
Euro 2008 win or lose !

For the record Steaua Bucuresti have been in the same amount of Champions
League finals as Manchester United ! And they actually won it with players who
were ALL Romanian - and played for NO money .... ;)

Now that's what I call pride - how many England players would do this - NONE
because they like the cash too much !!

Yes we'll be partying at Euro 2008 for sure - win or lose - shame England aren't invited ... :p
 

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Thanks Skele x

I like the way England fans dismiss the 'little' teams ...

Romania hasn't had many 'truly great' players ...

I know this ... but our players have one attribute that England players don't
have ... pride and passion for their country !!

England fans expect to fail - then they fail - then they get bitter because they
failed !

To boo the new national coach after 27 minutes of his new reign was disgraceful
in my eyes !!

So despite not many world class players - we are proud of our country for making
Euro 2008 win or lose !

For the record Steaua Bucuresti have been in the same amount of Champions
League finals as Manchester United ! And they actually won it with players who
were ALL Romanian - and played for NO money .... ;)

Now that's what I call pride - how many England players would do this - NONE
because they like the cash too much !!

Yes we'll be partying at Euro 2008 for sure - win or lose - shame England aren't invited ... :p

Yes,but this is past tense Carly.Everybody like money today.It's all money,money,money....
Steaua have been Europien Champion without money and without foreign players(just like Red Star 1991).......but this was almost 20 years ago.Football is so defferent than it was.Do you think that today everybody likes the club wich heplay for?NO.....it's all money today,unfortunately.
 

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No ... not all of them are like this - back home players still play in our top division
for no money ... :eek:

Mainly because the game in Romania has no money !!! :(

But despite these hardships - and the inablility to offer our guys a single penny in
bonuses for advancing further in the competitions ... Romania always seem to
qualify for WC and Euro ...... Ranked number 12 in the world too ... :eek:

I really don't know how they do yhis - but they do ... :)
 

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No ... not all of them are like this - back home players still play in our top division
for no money ...

Mainly because the game in Romania has no money !!! :(

But despite these hardships - and the inablility to offer our guys a single penny in
bonuses for advancing further in the competitions ... Romania always seem to
qualify for WC and Euro ...... Ranked number 12 in the world too ... :eek:

I really don't know how they do yhis - but they do ... :)
Well,if Romania has no money,what can I say for Serbian league.Our best players are almost without wages.In January one of the best ranked serbian player Ranko Despotovic came to Rapid from Vojvodina and in one interview he said that he is absolutely delighted with Rapid,comparing it with best western europien clubs.:(

I also wonder sometimes,why are football players,afterall?
 

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I haven't thought of Romania as a 'little team' since they beat us in the '98 World Cup and in Euro 2000.

I'm sure Phil Neville doesn't either!!!
 
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