Scotland 3 Romania 0
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 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.