April 16, 1983
Romania 1-Italy 0
European Championship Qualifying-Group 5
Venue: Bucuresti (Bucharest)-Stadionul 23 August (August 23rd Stadium)
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
Goalscorers: (Romania): Ladislau Boloni 23
1-Dumitru Moraru (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucuresti) [23 caps / 0 goals]
2-Mircea Rednic (Corvinul -Hunedoara) [18 caps / 0 goals]
6-Gino Iorgulescu (Clubul de Fotbal Sportul Studentesc- Bucuresti) [18 caps / 0 goals]
3-Costica Stefanescu (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [40 caps / 0 goals]
4-Nicolae Ungureanu (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [12 caps / 0 goals]
5-Ionel Augustin (Clubul Sportiv Dinamo Bucuresti) [21 caps / 2 goals] (14-Ioan Andone (Corvinul -Hunedoara) [15 caps / 1 goals] 70)
10-Ladislau Boloni (Asociatia Sportiva Armata Tîrgu-Mures) [60 caps / 15 goals]
8-Michael Klein (Corvinul -Hunedoara) [18 caps / 4 goals]
11-Ilie Balaci (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [61 caps / 8 goals]
7-Ion Geolgau (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [9 caps / 0 goals] (16-Sorin Cirtu (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [6 caps / 0 goals] 87)
9-Rodion Doru Gorun Camataru (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova) [27 caps / 8 goals]
Coach: Mircea Lucescu
12-Vasile Iordache (Clubul Sportiv al Armatei Steaua- Bucuresti)
13-Nicolae Negrilla (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)
15-Zoltan Crisan (Clubului Sportiv Universitatea Craiova)
Team Captain: Costica Stefanescu
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks
1- Dino Zoff (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [111 caps / 0 goals]
2-Claudio Gentile (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [67 caps / 1 goals]
3-Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [43 caps / 4 goals]
4- Giampiero Marini (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) [20 caps / 0 goals]
5-Fulvio Collovati (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) [38 caps / 3 goals]
6-Gaetano Scirea (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [60 caps / 2 goals]
7-Bruno Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma) [24 caps / 3 goals]
8-Marco Tardelli (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [67 caps / 6 goals]
9-Paolo Rossi (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [32 caps / 13 goals]
10-Giancarlo Antognoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze) [71 caps / 7 goals] (15-Giuseppe Dossena (Torino Calcio 1906) [12 caps / 1 goals] 56)
11-Roberto Bettega (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [42 caps / 19 goals] (16-Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) [17 caps / 4 goals] 69)
Coach: Enzo Bearzot
Booked: Collovati, Antognoni
12-Ivano Bordon (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)
13-Pietro Vierchowod (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
14-Carlo Ancelotti (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
Team Captain: Dino Zoff
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts and Blue Socks
-Match number 315 for Romania and number 404 for Italy.
-This was only the ninth meeting between the nations.
-This was Romania’s first win ever vs. Italy.
- The previous match between the nations was the first leg of this European Championship qualifier on December 4, 1982 in Florence, that ended in a scoreless tie.
Italian players: Zoff, Gentile, Marini, Collovati, Conti, Tardelli, Rossi, Antognoni and Altobelli and Romania players: Rednic, Ungureanu, Iorgulescu, Stefanescu, Andone, Klein, Camataru, Augustin, Boloni and Balaci were the players still remaining from that match.
Italian players Bordon and Vierchowod again stayed on bench for that macth as well.
Romanians Moraru and Geolgau remained on the bench for that match.
- Italy’s previous win over Romania had been a 2-1 win in a friendly in Naples on February 16, 1980.
Italian players: Zoff, Bordon, Gentile, Cabrini, Collovati, Scirea, Tardelli, Rossi, Antognoni and Bettega and Romania players: Boloni, Stefanescu, Camataru and Balaci were the players still remaining from that match.
Fulvio Collovati scored one of Italy’s goals and Boloni again scored Romania’s goal.
- the previous match between the nations in the same stadium was a friendly on June 17, 1972 that ended in a 3-3 tie.
Italy’s Dino Zoff was the only remaining player from that match.
Romania’s manager Mircea Lucescu captained Romania in that match.
- The next match between the nations would be a 1-0 Friendly win for Romania on March 29, 1989.
Romania players: Rednic, Klein and Camataru were the players still remaining from that match.
Romania’s Ungureanu would remain on the bench for that match.
|Photo : from Mondial, June 1983|
-Romania qualified from this UEFA European Championship qualifying group. Besides Italy and Romania, the rest of the group consisted of Sweden, Czechoslovakia and Cyprus.
-This was Italy’s first loss in a official competitive match since a 1-3 loss on June 3, 1981 vs. Denmark in a World Cup qualifier.
-Italy had not won a single match since the 1982 World Cup Final vs. West Germany on July 11, 1982 (3-1 win). They would not win a match until a friendly vs. Greece on October 5, 1983 (3-0 win).
-Italy’s Gabriele Oriali, Giuseppe Bergomi and Francesco Graziani were unavailable for this match. While Franco Causio had played his last match for Italy in the previous qualifier vs. Cyprus in February.
-This was Roberto Bettega’s first appearance for Italy since his injury in fall of 1981. It would also be his last.
- This was also Giampiero Marini’s last appearance for Italy.
-This was also Dino Zoff’s penultimate match for Italy. He would retire outright at the end of the season at age 41.
-Dino Zoff would manage Italy’s national team from 1998-2000. He managed Italy in a 2-0 win vs. Romania on June 24, 2000 in the 2000 UEFA European Championships. This would also be Italy’s first win over Romania since the friendly in 1980.
-Romanian goalkeeper Silviu Lung of Universitatea Craiova missed this match through injury.
-Romania’s Aurel Ticleanu was suspended for this match. He was sent off in the previous meeting between the nations in December of 1982.
-Romanian goalscorer Ladislau Boloni managed Romania’s national team in 2000-01. He managed Romania in two losses vs. Italy on October 7, 2000 in Milan (0-3 loss) and March 24, 2001 in Bucharest (0-2 loss).
-Ladislau Boloni scored off an indirect free kick.
-Marco Tardelli is the current assistant manager of Republic of Ireland’s national team.
-Dino Zoff and Marco Tardelli both managed Italy’s Olympic team in the 1988 and 2000 Olynmpics respectively.
-Italy’s only win in this qualifying group would be on its very last match vs. Cyprus on December 22, 1983 (3-1 win).
-On September 3,1989, Gaetano Scirea was killed in a car accident on a supervising mission in Poland for Juventus. Scirea (born May 25, 1953) was 36 years old.
- Romanian Michael Klein (born October 10, 1959) died of a heart attack on February 2, 1993 while training with his club, Germany’s Bayer Uerdingen. He was 33 years old.
-Italy manager Enzo Bearzot (born September 26, 1927) passed away on December 21, 2010 at the age of 83.
-Romania manager Lucescu managed a number of clubs in Italy: Pisa (1990-91), Brescia (1991-96), Reggiana (1996-87) and Internazionale FC Milano (1998-99).
-Lucescu’s son Razvan, has also managed the Romanian national team.
-Camataru scored a goal for Romania in the 11th minute that was disallowed. He was ruled to have pushed Zoff in the box.
-In the pre-match lineup Romania’s squad were wearing sweat shirts designed by Le Coq Sportif. However, they are clearly wearing Adidas uniforms.
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