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.
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.
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).
Goals: Gloria Bistrita - S. Keita (18') Pandurii - C. Tilinca (83')
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).
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')
Lineups: 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.
Universitatea Craiova, or Stiinta, lost to the UCL contenders, Unirea Urziceni, yesterday.
Goals: 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.