Belgium beats Romania 2-1 in friendly
Daniel Van Buyten scored to help give Belgium a 2-1 win over
Romania in an international friendly on Friday.
Van Buyten’s opened the scoring in the 11th minute when the
Bayern Munich defender rose above the Romanian defense to head in a
corner kick past goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu. Belgium doubled the
lead through an own goal in the 43rd after fullback Anthony Vanden
Borre’s shot from the right was deflected by Romania defender
Razvan Cocis into the net.
Belgium dominated the first half and had a series of clear
Romania was more aggressive in the fast-paced second half, and
Daniel Niculae scored in the 65th after a scramble in the penalty
area. Belgium goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet then secured the win
by saving a penalty from Razvan Rat three minutes from time.