Sep 7, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
Greece
0-1
RomaniaRomania

Samaris (17'), Manolas (25'), Torosidis (45'), Diamantakos (58'), Kone (94')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Marica (10' pen.)
Pintilii (30'), Marica (45'), Tatarusanu (94')
Marica (53')

Result: Romania beat Greece in Group F opener

Romanian captain Ciprian Marica scores to give his side the win in their opening Euro 2016 Group F encounter with Greece.

Romania edged out Greece in their opening Group F encounter thanks to a penalty from captain Ciprian Marica this evening.

Marica put his side ahead on 10 minutes when he confidently sent Orestis Karnezis the wrong way from the spot after Alexandru Chipciu was tripped in the box.

However Marica went from hero to villain as he was sent off after picking up a second yellow card for a high challenge on Andreas Samaris just eight minutes into the second half.

Greece offered little going forwards though, and only threatened when Vassilis Torosidis headed Panagiotis Kone's free kick against the crossbar with three minutes left.

The game, which was a repeat of last summer's World Cup playoff, was played behind closed doors as punishment for previous crowd disturbances at Greece's fixtures.

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Ciprian Marica of Romania celebrates scoring the second goal with his teammates during the FIFA 2014 World Cup group D qualifying football match against Estonia on October 15 2013
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