Romania wins against Finland, 1-0, in a game played on Saturday night, June 11, in Bucharest in Group G of the UEFA Nations League.
This is the first victory for the Romanian team after a disappointing start in Nations League. Before this game, Romania had two defeats, against Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, both away. Also, this is his first win as the national team’s coach for Edward Iordanescu.
The game was a disputed one and Romania even had a penalty kick, but its uninspired striker, George Puscas, missed in min.16. Both teams had good opportunities to score goals, especially Finland, the leader of this group, but the Romanian goalkeeper Nita secured the first victory for Romania in this campaign.
Bancu scored a head goal in min. 30 and it was enough for the Romanian coach to avoid being fired after just 5 games as national coach. For Romania, the next game is at home against Montenegro, on Wednesday, June 14.