Scotland 3 Romania 0

Gordon Strachan

Scot­land 3 Ro­mania 0, Hamp­den Park, In­ter­na­tion­al Friendly Fix­ture, Mar­ch 25, 1986. Scot­land had few prob­lems ag­ainst Ro­mania in front of a 53,000 crowd at Hamp­den. Man­chester Uni­ted ace Gor­don Stra­chan put The Tartan Ter­ri­ers in­to a fully de­served lead be­fore Rich­ard Gough and Roy Aitken net­ted a goal each to hand the hosts a three-nil victory.

Scot­land, who had beaten Is­rael one-nil at Ramat Gan Sta­dium in Tel Aviv in their pre­vi­ous fix­ture, went ahead eight­een min­utes in­to the ga­me as Gor­don Stra­han sent a spec­tac­u­lar lob over Ro­mania net­mind­er Silviu Lung af­ter the away de­fence had failed to clear the ball prop­erly. The Scots kept up their post­ive ap­proach and had their sec­ond goal of the mat­ch when Dun­dee Uni­ted de­fender Rich­ard Gough un­leashed a low shot pa­st Lung and in­to the far bot­tom cor­ner of the net three min­utes be­fore the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. Scot­land also con­trolled pro­ceed­ings af­ter the in­ter­val and in­creased their ad­vant­age thro­ugh Celtic´s Roy Aitken who fired ho­me wi­th ten min­utes left of the clash. Scot­land Te­am: An­drew Goram, Wil­lie Miller, Dave Narey, Rich­ard Gough, Mau­rice Mal­pas, Ea­mon Ban­non, Graeme Soun­ess, Roy Aitken, Graeme Sharp, Gor­don Stra­chan, Ken­ny Dalg­lish. Sub­stitutes: Alan Han­sen, Pat Nev­in, Char­lie Nich­olas. Ro­mania Te­am: Silviu Lung, Ioan And one, Nic­olae Un­gur­eanu, Lica Movila, Gino Ior­gules­cu, Mir­cea Red­nic, Mi­chael Klein, Ghe­orghe Hagi, Ro­di­on Ca­mataru, Mar­cel Cor­as, Dor­in Mateut. Sub­stitutes: Al­ex­an­dru Nic­olae, Nita Cire­asa, Ro­mu­lus Gabor.


Scotland Quickfacts

Scot­land were held to a one-all draw ag­ainst Ro­mania in an Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier at Hamp­den Park on the sev­en­teenth of Dec­ember 1975. Bru­ce Ri­och gave the hosts the up­per hand five min­utes be­fore the break, but Zoltan Cris­an ma­naged to equal­ise for Ro­mania on sev­enty-three minutes. 


Front Page