MINSK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu netted twice to help Romania overcome Belarus 3-1 in Euro 2008 qualifying on Saturday.
Romania lead the Group G table with 20 points from eight
matches, five points ahead of second-placed Bulgaria who visit
Netherlands later on Saturday.
Mutu opened the scoring when he beat Belarus goalkeeper
Vasili Khomutovski in the 17th minute.
Striker Maksim Romashchenko levelled three minutes later but
Steaua Bucharest's Nicolae Dica restored Romania's advantage
with a header in the 44th minute.
Mutu made certain of victory when he converted a penalty
with 15 minutes to go.
The former Chelsea forward was also denied twice by good
saves from Khomutovski while Timofei Kalachev missed an
excellent chance for the hosts.
Romania next play Germany in a friendly on Wednesday.