April 14, 2024
CE U21: Romania, dramatic defeat by Ukraine - Minimal chances for qualifying in the quarters

The Romanian under-21 national team did not manage to get a positive result at the European Championship even in the second match. The team trained by Emil Sandoi lost the match against Ukraine U21 (1-0) and has minimal chances to qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Steaua Stadium at Euro under 21Photo: Victor Cozmei / HotNews.ro

Romania, 0 points after the first two matches in the group stage

The tricolors did not manage to get the first points from the European Under-21 Championship.

The team coached by Emil Săndoi lost at the Steaua stadium against Ukraine U21, following a match that the guests controlled.

Both formations wasted great chances to score, but the two goalkeepers stood out with decisive and spectacular interventions.

The Ukrainians even hit the bar, but they took the lead in the 89th minute when Dican restarted in his own goal.

Group B situation

1 Ukraine 6p

2 Spain 3p

3 Croatia 0p

4 Romania 0p

The results of the day at CE under 21

Georgia U21 – Belgium U21 2-2

Portugal U21 – Netherlands U21 1-1

Romania U21 – Ukraine U21, 0-1, in Group B of the EC U21


Min 90+1: Red card for Vanat.

Min 89: GOAL Ukraine! The guests open the score with an action in which Dican deflected into his own goal.

Min 85: Excellent intervention by Târnovanu. FCSB’s goalkeeper had a fantastic save on Vanat’s shot. It remains 0-0.

Min 62: Great opportunity for the tricolors. Dragoș Albu receives Markovic’s pass in the box, shoots well, but the ball goes a little past Trubin’s goal.

Min 56: Bar Ukraine! Sikan receives the ball in front of the goal and sends it over the bar.

Min 53: Danger at the gate of the tricolors. Sudakov dribbled Pantea into the box and fired hard. Târnovanu intervenes as a rescuer.

Min 46: The second half began.


Min 43: Goal chance for the tricolors. Jovan Markovic receives on the edge of the box and shoots powerfully. Trubin intervenes and rejects in the corner.

Min 39: Huge opportunity for Ukraine. Kashchuk combined excellently with Bondarenko, but he resumed a little past Târnovanu’s goal.

Min 23: Great goal chance for the visitors.Kashchuk is again left alone towards the goal. And this time, Târnovanu intervenes excellently.

Min 11: The reply of the Ukrainians.Kashchuk escaped towards the goal, but his shot was exceptionally blocked by Târnovanu.

Min 5: Another goal chance for the tricolors. Lixandru recovers a ball and passes it to Munteanu, but the Fiorentina striker takes it back into the arms of the opposing goalkeeper.

Min 3: Great opportunity for Romania. Louis Munteanu takes advantage of a mistake in the defense of the Ukrainians, but sends into the lawn from an excellent position.

Min 1: Start of the match at the stadium in Ghencea

Starting teams:

Romania: Sh. Târnovanu – A. Pantea – B. Racovițan – V. Dican – V. Țicu – V. Screciu – M. Lixandru – A. Isfan – L. Munteanu – C. Petrila – J. Markovic. Selector: Emil Sandoi.

Ukraine: A. Trubin – O. Sych – A. Batagov – M. Talovierov – K. Vivcharenko – A. Bondarenko – V. Brazhko – O. Kashchuk – G. Sudakov – D. Kryskiv – D. Sikan. Selector: Ruslan Rotan.

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