Monday, December 28, 2009

What's up with Florin Costea?

Florin Costea, who has been playing for Universitatea Craiova for a few good seasons, is now being transferred to another club. This club, is yet to be confirmed.

Celtic (Scotland), Fulham (England), Portsmouth (England), and Wolfsburg (Germany) are all clubs looking to be able to sign him. The Porto, Shalke, and Koln claims are now over, but it is still very competitive between those 4 big clubs.

These are the clubs I think he should focus most on (in order of most important to least important):

1. Fulham
2. Wolfsburg
3. Celtic
4. Portsmouth

I am hoping he gets offered a good sum by either Fulham or Wolfsburg. Celtic wouldn't be too bad either, but I think he'd best stay out of Scotland.

Post your comments and opinions on the subject.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Unirea to play the Reds in the Europa League

Unirea Urziceni is going to play their first leg in Europa League versus the popular English club, Liverpool F.C., on February 18th. The second leg will be played on the 25th of February.

More information will be available when we get near the match legs dates.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mutu blows it again...

Fiorentina Striker Adrian Mutu Punches Man During VIP Party Fight - Report

Reports from Florence claim the Romanian was involved in a disturbance on the dancefloor...

Dec 11, 2009 11:25:30 AM

Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu could find himself in deeper problems after punching a man in the face during a VIP party in Florence.

According to Il Firenze, the Romanian striker was a guest at the Four Seasons hotel when a party took place last Friday. After a heated altercation with another man, the former Chelsea star is reported to have punched a 43-year-old Libyan in the face.

The blow was so hard it knocked the man to the ground. An ambulance and the police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital where he was kept in for further treatment.

A police investigation is underway and local media reports claim witnesses saw Mutu strike the man following an argument on the dancefloor.

Neither Fiorentina nor Mutu have released a statement regarding the alleged attack.

Here's another article:

Fiorentina Striker Adrian Mutu: Hotel Punch? It Was Self Defence
Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu has explained an incident where he allegedly punched a man in the face during a hotel party last week.

The Romanian striker has told his version of what happened, suggesting he defended himself from being attacked by the man. Mutu believes video footage from the hotel's CCTV system tells the story.

"On that occasion I responded in self defence, there is a video that shows everything," Mutu is quoted as saying by La Repubblica.

"In any case this incident is closed for me."

According to Il Firenze, the Romanian striker was a guest at the Four Seasons hotel when a party took place last Friday. After a heated altercation with another man, the former Chelsea star is reported to have punched a 43-year-old Libyan in the face.

The blow was so hard it knocked the man to the ground. An ambulance and the police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital where he was kept in for further treatment. Police are investigating the incident.

What do you guys think? You can post a comment below, we would love to hear your opinions.
I know he was challenged, but this is gonna make things worse for him (again)...
From being a porn star to a police chase (even though i think it was exaggerated), to drugs and now to a fight.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stuttgart surge sweeps Unirea away

[UEFA Champions League - December 12th 2009]
Home: VfB Stuttgart
Away: FC Unirea Urziceni

Final Score: 3-1 to VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart - Ciprian Marica (5'), C. Träsch (8'), and P. Pogrebnyak (11')
Unirea Urziceni - A. P. S. Semedo (46')

Yellow cards - M.I. Bilasco (Unirea; 43'), I.C. Apostol (Unirea; 68'), and P.D. Brandan (Unirea; 75')

"Vfb Stuttgart reached the UEFA Champions League first knockout round for the first time in five years, overwhelming FC Unirea Urziceni with three goals in the first eleven minutes to claim second place in Group G at their opponents' expense.

Advantage overturned
The Romanian titleholders travelled to Germany holding a two-point lead over Stuttgart yet were powerless to deny Christian Gross a dream start to his new job. The 55-year-old replaced Markus Babbel on Sunday and watched in jubilation as his new charges began at breathtaking speed, goals from Ciprian Marica, Christian Träsch and Pavel Pogrebnyak effectively wrapping up a last-16 place despite António Semedo's reply early in the second period.

Khedira the key
The hosts could scarcely have imagined a better start, taking a three-goal lead before Unirea could draw breath. Sami Khedira, a surprise inclusion following a foot injury, swiftly proved worthy of Gross's gamble, delivering a perfect cross for Marica to nod past the stranded Giedrius Arlauskis with five minutes gone. Although Jens Lehmann was forced into a superb save from his own defender as Stefano Celozzi made a last-ditch challenge on Marius Ioan Bilasco, the early momentum was with Stuttgart, who doubled their advantage from the resulting corner.

Composed finishes
Breaking swiftly, Timo Gebhart's long pass allowed Träsch to outstrip the Unirea defence and shoot low across Arlauskis and into the bottom corner of the net. Three minutes later the Stuttgart supporters were rubbing their eyes in disbelief as Khedira laid on his second of the night and the home team's third, Pogrebnyak picking up his ball in from the right and jinking past two defenders before finishing coolly through the goalkeeper's legs.

Semedo consolation
With the match all but decided already, the Bundesliga strugglers relaxed and continued to dictate proceedings without adding to their lead before the interval. Their composure suffered a jolt five minutes into the second period when Semedo made the most of Artur Boka's mistake to reduce the visitors' deficit, though Stuttgart quickly regained the initiative by creating a plethora of chances.

Gebhardt goes close
Substitute Sebastian Rudy was the first to threaten, linking up superbly with Marica only to drive straight at Arslauskis, before Marica himself was unfortunate not to find a team-mate after breaking down the left. With Unirea attempting to hurt their hosts on the counterattack, Stuttgart accepted the invitation to pour forward and came close to restoring their three-goal lead when Gebhart curled a delightful shot beyond Arlauskis, only to watch his effort clip the outside of the post.

Qualification assured
The German side continued to look the more likely scorers as the match entered its final stages, with Unirea never seriously threatening to mount the remarkable fightback required after that sensational Stuttgart start. Dan Petrescu's side therefore go into the draw for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 on 18 December; Gross, meanwhile, will be hoping a second successive UEFA Champions League win can provide the impetus to revive Stuttgart's stuttering domestic fortunes.

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I am not at all happy with the result; I find that we should have at least drawn, but got unlucky in Germany. Can't believe it, if they stopped them from scoring all those goals in the first 11 minutes (when they seemed to still be asleep), we could have won, definitely at least tie. At least we still have the Europa League to look forward to...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Unlucky Oltenii lose 3 points to Steaua

[December 8th 2009]
Home: Universitatea Craiova
Away: Steaua Bucuresti

Final Score: 2-1 to Steaua

"U" Craiova - A. Prepelita (15')
Steaua - P. Kapetanos (4'), J. Szekely (90')

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Europa League - Niculae wins it for Dinamo

[December 3rd 2009]
Home: Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)
Away: Sturm Graz (Austria)

Final Score: 2-1 to Dinamo.

Dinamo - Marius Niculae (41' and 56')
Sturm - M. Sonnleitner (PEN. 5')

Red cards - R. Laurentiu (Dinamo; 43')

Yellow cards - R. Laurentiu (Dinamo; 43'), C. Moti (Dinamo; 66'), Molinero (Dinamo; 75'), A. Cristea (Dinamo; 88'), G. Schildenfeld (Sturm; 8'), F. Feldhofer (Sturm; 33'), M. Prettenthaler (Sturm; 56'), and M. Ehrenreich (Sturm; 83')

Last minute goal give Otelul the win over Ploiesti

[December 1st 2009]
Home: Otelul Galati
Away: CSM Ploiesti

Final Score: 3-2 to Otelul

Otelul - J. Ibeh (20'), M. Pena (78'), and L. Iorga (90')
Ploiesti - L. Ganea (73'), S. Takayuki (81')

Highlights (to be posted).

Monday, November 30, 2009

Brasov overpower Iasi

November 30th 2009|

Home: FC Brasov
Away: Poli Iasi

Final Score: 2-0 to FC Brasov.

FC Brasov - D. Zaharia (70') and S. Sburlea (78')

Early and late goals win it for Unirea

November 30th 2009 |

Home: Unirea Urziceni
Away: Gloria Bistrita

Final Score: 2-0

Unirea - A.P.S Semedo (8') and M.I. Bilasco (83')

Red cards - L. Sinmartean (Gloria Bistrita; 48')

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dinamo grab 3 points from Alba Iulia in 2-0 win

Home: Dinamo Bucuresti
Away: Alba Iulia

Dinamo - C. Niculescu (3') and Marius Niculae (83')

FREE News and Highlights on the match:

Ceahlaul vs. Inter

November 28th 2009 - Ceahlaul versus Inter Curtea Arges.

Final Score: 2-2

Ceahlaul - F. Constantin (17') and E. Cebotaru (80')
Inter - C. Lazar (2') and C. Voiculet (89')

Ceahlaul - A. Vitelaru (89'); red card

FREE News and Highlights on the match:

CFR Cluj vs. U Craiova

November 28th 2009 - CFR Cluj 1907 plays at home versus Universitatea Craiova.

Final Score: 2-0 to CFR Cluj.

CFR Cluj - Cadu (60') and Y. Kone (71')

FREE News and Highlights on the match:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Unirea vs. Sevilla - Champions League

November 24th 2009 - Unirea Urziceni vs. Sevilla in the Champions League.

Final score: 1-0 to Unirea.

Unirea Urziceni - Ivica Dragutinovic (45'; own goal)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Craiova overcome failing Ceahlaul

November 23rd 2009 - Universitatea Craiova played Ceaulaul, winning 3-2 over the last place club.

"U" Craiova - Mihai Costea (2'), Florin Costea (37'), and Valentin Badea (86')
Ceahlaul - Ionut Badescu (10') and Eugeniu Cebotaru (57')

Florin Costea is now in first place for top goalscorers in the Liga I, with 8 goals.

Highlights (must be payed for):

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Inter Curtea Arges vs. Unirea Urziceni - Livescore and Match Report

In Arges, Unirea played Inter.

Final Score: Inter 1-2 Unirea

The referee of the match

Inter - Voiculet (52')
Unirea Urziceni - M. Bilasco (20') and M. Onofras (39')

Inter - Bacila (33'), Neagu (38'), and Voiculet (39')

Unirea - V. Bordeanu (79')
Inter - E.Koné (88')

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Craiova lose out to mighty CFR in Romanian Cup

Nov 18th 2009 - Universitatea Craiova have lost the "Copa Romaniei" match to CFR Cluj 1-0, with the famous top goal scorer, Dubarbier, giving CFR the win over the low form Stiinta. Also,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Brasov put Bistrita out of their misery in Romanian Cup

Nov 17 2009 - FC Brasov have defeated Gloria Bistrita 3-0 in the "Copa Romaniei".

Goals: Hadnagy (4'), Zaharia (30'), Ilyes (Penalty) (60').

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Politehnica Iasi - Universitatea Craiova 0-3

Just an update from October 28th, was unable to post then, sorry;

Universitatea Craiova played in 1/8 Cup of Romania against Politehnica Iasi. Even though U Craiova lost the game against Iasi in the Liga I, this time they played well. It was a spectacular match that all fans enjoyed. Additionally, Dorel Stoica made his return in this match, and we all hope he will continue to stay with us.

Craiova's Lineup Medier - Bădoi, Găman, Stoica, Mitchell (sub. '90 Firtulescu) - Prepeliţă (sub. '76 Wobay), Dilevski, Rose, Şoavă - M. Costea sub. '89 Dina), F. Costea.

Goals: Mihai Costea ('25[pen.], 42') and Florin Costea ('88).
Also, Medier saved a penalty kick in the 78th minute of the match.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

D. Niculae scores to give Romania the win

Daniel Niculae scored in the 59th minute to give Romania the friendly international win over Poland.

Romanian Lineup - Pantilimon - Maftei, Rădoi, Chivu, Raţ - Roman, Apostol, Codrea, Tănase - Niculae, Marica.
Reserve: Coman, Săpunaru, Ghioane, Varga, Neşu, Goian, Nicoliţă, Andrei Cristea, Bucur, Grigore, Galamaz.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kapetanos scores 2 for mighty Steaua

Today, Steaua Bucuresti played at home versus Alba Iulia.

Goals: Steaua Bucuresti - Kapetanos (78', 54')

Yellow cards: Alba Iulia - Vitinha (32'), Veljovici (47'), Cernea (57')

Highlights must be paid for to watch, but here it is if you want to:

I'll try to find a free video but I can't find one currently.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rapid score 2 minutes after the start and Dinamo score 2 minutes before the end

Today, Dinamo Bucuresti (home) tied 1-1 against the powerful Rapid Bucuresti (away), who are currently in first place in the Liga I.

Dinamo Bucuresti - C. Niculescu (88')
Rapid Bucuresti - A. Ionita (2')

Unbelievable how Rapid scored two minutes after the start and Dinamo scored 2 minutes before the final whistle.

A. Ionita's goal

C. Niculescu's goal

Dubarbier gives CFR the win over Ploiesti

Home: CFR Cluj 1907
Away: CSM Astra Ploiesti

Final Score: 1-0 to CFR Cluj.

Goals: CFR Cluj - S. Dubarbier (55')
Red cards: CFR Cluj - N. Claro (44')
Yellow cards: None
Substitutions: None

Comments: Did you know? - N. Claro, the player who received the red card and plays for CFR Cluj, is the second best goalkeeper in the league. He was sent off in the 44th minute. To see his offense, watch the match summary/highlights below.

Match Highlights

Otelul vs. Timisoara - Match Report

Home: Otelul
Away: FC Timisoara

Final Score: 3-3
Goals: Otelul - M. Axente (24', 42') and J.Ibeh (56')
FC Timisoara - H. Chiacu (51'), L. Magera (81'), and S. Luchin (90'; own goal)

Otelul - 1. Baotici, 23. Sălăgean, 18. Sg. Costin, 16. Sârghi, 3. Rîpă, 6. Pătraş, 15. Ibeh, 29. Giurgiu, 26. Neagu, 7. L. Iorga, 9. Axente;
Subs -> 22. Abraham, 2. Cîrjă, 31. Jelev, 30. G. Paraschiv, 37. Viglianti, 10. Mojsov, Nicolici; Manager -> Dorinel Munteanu.

FC Timisoara - 29. Pantilimon, 2. , 26. Mera, 16. Luchin, 20. Maxim, 26. Chiacu, 8. Vršič, 13. Scutaru, 77. Curtean, 18. G. Bucur, 27. Magera;
Subs -> 99. Taborda, 6. Nibombe, 10. Art. Karamyan, 17. Borbély, 23. Cl. Ionescu, 7. Stancu, 21. Goga; Manager -> Ioan Ovidiu Sabău.

Match Highlights

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Brasov vs. Unirea - Match Report

Home: FC Brasov
Away: Unirea Urziceni

Final Score: 0-0.

A goalless match, though there were many close chances for both clubs to score.

Ceahlaul vs. Vaslui - Match Report

Home: Ceahlaul
Away: FC Vaslui

Final Score: 0-1; Goals: Vaslui - M. Temwanjera (42')

M. Temwanjera's match-winning goal

Gaz Metan vs. Poli Iasi - Livescore and Match Report

Home: Gaz Metan.
Away: Poli Iasi.

Final Score: 2-1 to Gaz Metan.

Goals: Gaz Metan - C. Silvasan (11') and O.Hoban (85')
Poli Iasi - R. Miclea (44')
Red cards: Poli Iasi - C. Bratu (31')
Yellow cards: None.

Match Highlights

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bistrita manage a draw with might Pandurii

The match was played in Pandurii. The game ended in a draw, the final score 1-1. The two goals were scored by Keita, the 18 minute of the game, that Tilinca, with 6 minutes before the final whistle. Gloria Bistrita had a good chance of winning this, and unfortunately the tie doesn't help them much considering they are at the bottom of the table (17th/18 places).

Gloria Bistrita - S. Keita (18')
Pandurii - C. Tilinca (83')

Match Highlights and Goals - Match Summary

Top Goalscorers in the Liga I

# Name Goals

1. Ovidiu Herea 7
2. Florin Costea 7
3. Mugurel Buga 6
4. Andrei Cristea 5
5. Liviu Ganea 5
6. Dorin Goga 5
7. Wesley Lopes 4
8. Alexandru Păcurar 4
9. Lacina Traore 4
10. Janos Szekely 3
11. Vlad Bujor 3

U Craiova defeat Inter!

Today, Universitatea Craiova won 1-0 away, versus Internaţional Curtea de Argeş.

Goals: "U" Craiova - M.Dina (43').

Red cards: Inter - C. Frasineanu in the 65th minute.

Dina's goal - 43rd minute

Frăsineanu's violent tackle results in red card

Thursday, November 5, 2009

CFR Cluj barely lose to Sparta

Today, Sparta Prague defeated CFR Cluj in the Europa League.
Final Score: 3-2 to Sparta.

Red cards: CFR Cluj - G. Muresan (64') and B. Mara (88').

Goals: Sparta Prague - J. Holenda (6', 13') and B. Wilfried (90')
CFR Cluj - L.Traore (25') and S.Dubarbier (90').

An interesting match, Dubarbier managed to draw the match in the 90th minute, but Sparta immediately scored in the same minute, resulting in the Romanian club's loss.

Highlights to be posted.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Unirea vs. Rangers - Livescore and Report

Today, Unirea are playing against the Scottish club, Glasgow Rangers FC. They already won 4-1 in Scotland, now they are playing in Bucharest. Any predictions?

My prediction: 3-0 to Unirea.

Final score: Unirea 1-1 Rangers.

Goals: Unirea Urziceni - M.Onofras (88'); Glasgow Rangers - L.McCulloch (78').

I really believe Unirea should have won this match. I can't believe they only drew in Romania... They had many shots that should have been in the back of the net (a few cross bars, one was from an incredible angle, from the edge of the field near the flag and he hit the cross bar).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mike Dean's interview - Fans in Scotland are good supporters

Double reds in the same minute; U Cluj take over Petrosani

Liga II/B (second division of second league):

Today, Universitatea Cluj (away) have defeated Jiul Petrosani (home). Final Score: 2-0.

Goals: U Cluj - Lemnaru (5') and Machado (22').

Cards: Red; Jiul Petrosani - Lutu (78'); U. Cluj - Machado (78').
Yellow; none.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lupescu: Unirea will have no problem with the Rangers

Lupescu is decided that the Glasgow Rangers will be no obstacle in the Romanian Champions League club's path. After winning 4-1 away, they shouldn't have much of difficult match at home.

Click for the video link

Gaz Metan manage an away draw with Bistrita

Today, Gloria Bistrita tied Gaz Metan 1-1.

Goals: G. Bistrita - S. Keita (6'); Gaz Metan - C. Silvasan (69').

Match highlights will be posted later on.

FC Brasov vs. Pandurii 2-0

FC Brasov defeated Pandurii today, final score 2-0 to Brasov.

Goals: M. Maldarasanu (44'), R.Ilyes (61').

Match Highlights will be posted later on.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Round 12: FC Vaslui vs. Inter 1-0

FC Vaslui won 1-0 today, November 1st, at home against the newly-promoted International Court de Arges, and as Marius Lacatus won a fourth consecutive championship victory since the bank 'Tehnica' took over Moldovan (area in Romania) club.

Scorers: 1-0 Serge Akakpo (4')

FC Vaslui: Hăisan - Buhusi, Akakpo, Zubar, Hugo Luz - Burdujan (Milisavljevic 89') Ghencev, R. Costin (Pavlovic 56'), Gerl (Delgado 74') - Wesley, Temwanjera. Coach: Marius Lacatus

International: Popa - Matthew D, Viera, Ratiu, Neagu (C. Lazarus 77') - Abiodun, Vezan, Izvoranu (Voiculeţ 72') Frăsineanu - Zăgrean, Răduţa (ITU 45). Coach: Stefan Stoica

Yellow cards: Burdujan 55, Buhus 89 - D. Matthew 62, 70 Izvoranu
Referees: Georgian Ionescu - Vladimir Urzică, Stelian Slabu
Stadium: Municipal; Attendance: 3000

How he scored the goal:

1-0, min. 4: Akakpo opened the score with a header in the center of the net, following the cross on the right side of the field from his teammate Temwanjera.

In the last minutes of the first half, Akakpo Răduţa clashed his head violently-and after the incident, was substituted because his jaw was broken and, after receiving 5 minute care was taken with by the ambulance with his neck immobilized right on the field. Stefan Stoica was replaced immediately with Itu Răduţa.

Next match, Marius Lacatus's team will play away versus Ceahlăul Piatra-Neamt, while International will play at home against "U" Craiova.

Late loss for the Stiinta

Liga I

Universitatea Craiova, or Stiinta, lost to the UCL contenders, Unirea Urziceni, yesterday.

1-0, min. 26: Varga scores the first goal for Unirea Urziceni, with a nice shot to the top corner of the net.

1-1, min. 53: Trica took the free kick and striker Mihai Costea chested the ball and then powerfully shot the ball past Arlauskis (Unirea GK).

2-1 min. 59: Bălan passed through two opponents and then scored.

2-2 min. 69: Dina gave a cross to Wobay, who stopped the ball with his chest, and then scored with a marvelous scissors kick through two opponents and and the goalkeeper behind him. Wobay plays for the Sierra Leone National Team by the way.

3-2 min. 90 +2: Bălan sent the ball in the box after a free kick from 25 meters and Bilaşco, unmarked, deflected the ball with his head and into the back of the net.

Highlights: Not yet fully released.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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