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Football – the Game of the “Gold Generation”: Romania – World Stars 3-2

The atmosphere at the National Arena was electric on Saturday night, May 25, with fans cheering every move and celebrating the chance to see their idols back on the pitch. The match, which marked the official retirement of the Gold Generation, provided entertainment and served as a tribute to the players who have contributed significantly to the sport’s history in Romania.

The international team opened the scoring through Rivaldo in the 21st minute, and in the 28th minute, Pandev scored for 2-0. The return of Romania’s players started in the 40th minute when Hagi passed, and Basarab Panduru scored.

Stelea intervened spectacularly in front of Stoichkov, twice in the same phase, in the 52nd minute, then Hagi equalized with a penalty.

The goal phase of the Golden Generation victory started from Hagi’s pass for Dorinel Munteanu, he crossed in front of the goal and Costel Gâlcă scored with a header.

This was also the final score, 3-2, in favour of the Gold Generation, in a retirement match that filled the National Arena. It was also a game that reminded the current players and the fans about the Golden Generation’s success, which could prove decisive before the European Football Championship in Germany.

Teams:
The Golden Generation: Prunea – Dan Petrescu, Răzvan Prodan, Belodedici, D. Munteanu – Sabău, Lupescu, Gheorghe Popescu, Ilie Dumitrescu – Răducioiu, Hagi.
World Stars: Dida – Maicon, Panucci, Djukic, Candela – Edmilson, Giovanni, Karagounis, Rivaldo – Stoichkov, Nuno Gomes.

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