Group G Round-Up
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Romania moved top following a 3-1 win over Belarus, while Holland drew with Bulgaria.
Romania moved top of their section following a 3-1 win over Belarus, while Holland came from behind to claim a point in Bulgaria.
Adrian Mutu got the ball rolling for Romania, when he turned in a cross from Florentin Petre just seven minutes in.
And the lead was doubled by Ciprian Marica from long range just three minutes later.
Belarus reduced the arrears in the 20th minute, however, when Sergei Kornilenko converted a chance created by Alexander Hleb.
The hosts were made to sweat for the three points, but made sure of victory through Dorin Goian's header from another Petre assist.
Arsenal's Robin van Persie continued his fine recent form with an equaliser for Holland against Bulgaria.
Martin Petrov gave the hosts a 12th minute lead in Sofia, but van Persie's close range finish rescued a point for Marco van Basten's side, who are second in the group, having claimed seven points from their first three fixtures.
Slovenia got their own campaign off and running against Luxembourg with a 2-0 win.
Milivoje Novakovic (30) headed his first international goal for the hosts, and striker Robert Koren wrapped up the three points just before the interval with a superb strike from distance.