Romania ring changes for Albania clash

Lyon (AFP) – Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu made wholesale changes to his team for Sunday’s crucial Group A match against Albania in Lyon.

Alexandru Matel replaced the injured Razvan Rat at left-back with Denis Alibec handed a start up front. Ovidiu Hoban, Adrian Popa and Nicolae Stanciu were all recalled after the 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Albania were forced into one change with Migjen Basha filling in for the suspended Burim Kukeli in midfield.

Romania are third and Albania fourth in Group A going into the match.

Starting line-ups in the Euro 2016 Group A match between Romania and Albania in Lyon on Sunday (1900 GMT kick-off):

Romania (4-2-3-1)

Ciprian Tatarusanu; Cristian Sapunaru, Dragos Grigore, Vlad Chiriches (capt), Alexandru Matel; Andrei Prepelita, Ovidiu Hoban; Adrian Popa, Nicolae Stanciu, Bogdan Stancu; Denis Alibec

Coach: Anghel Iordanescu (ROM)

Albania (4-5-1)

Etrit Berisha; Elseid Hysaj, Arlind Ajeti, Mergim Mavraj, Ansi Agolli (capt); Andi Lila, Amir Abrashi, Migjen Basha, Ledian Memushaj, Ermir Lenjani; Armando Sadiku

Coach: Gianni De Biasi (ITA)

Referee: Pavel Kralovec (CZE)

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