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Round 8 – results, scorers, highlights and standings

  • The Brazilian playmaker Eric de Oliveira scored his eigth goal of the season and showed the way to victory for this impressive little team, brilliantly guided by Cristi Pustai. The former maths teacher fielder a striker-free first eleven, with the small attacking midfielders Eric and Muntean roaming around upfront, combining quickly and speculating the lack of pace and agility from Universitatea’s centre-backs.
  • Two teams in need of points grabbed vital wins, Victoria punishing Pandurii’s laid back atitude after their impressive win from the previous round, while Targu Mures produced the surprise of the round with a 2-1 away win against the champion club (the first win under new manager, Ioan Ovidiu Sabau), thanks to some terrible defending in the last 10 minutes and their most dangerous weapon: the ability to speculate set plays.
  • Rapid got a deceiving away draw against Universitatea, in a tensed match that the hosts could have won. Without Costin Lazar, the guests failed to produce the same number of goalscoring opportunities and needed a bit of help from the ref, who said “sorry” for a harsh red card shown to Ovidiu Herea (his second of the season!) awarding a bit later an imaginary penalty. Sumudica’s men are among the favorites to win the league, but they need to find their away form quickly and hope that Cassio’s brace from the last round wasn’t an accident.
  • Lopez Caro is the only foreign coach left in Liga I, after Mandorlini’s sacking, and he seems determined to prove his worth. The win against Dinamo certainly pleased the warrior-owner, who wanted the Spaniard out, but Vaslui comes after a 4-0 thumping of current league leaders, Otelul, and just added three other vital points, against another title contender. Dinamo’s defence is a joke and Ioan Andone, a former national team defender himself, starts to feel the pressure, after another example that his team cannot outscore everyone in this division.
  • The eigth round ended on Monday, with a draw in a game Gloria Bistrita could have won, but the difference between the two teams proved to be too small, in the end. Gloria fielded an attacking pair formed by two Brazilian brothers, although the excellent Ribeiro Moraes needs to work twice as hard to cover somehow Bruno’s lack of match fitness. In the last game of the round, Astra showed determination and glimpses of desperation, being the only team in the league who’s yet to get a first win this season, but the draw snatched after an excellent free kick taken by the U21 international Alexandru Matel was enough to steal a point from Ghencea and leave Steaua without a coach. Initially disappointed by the lack of support, with just 4.000 fans turning up for the match, Ilie Dumitrescu was shocked to hear the public’s demand for his resignation, which he promptly delivered a few moments after the game.

Gaz Metan Medias – Universitatea Cluj 3-1 (Eric de Oliveira 41, A. Muntean 68, Kubala 90 / Cvirik 75)
Victoria Branesti – Pandurii Targu Jiu 2-0 (Marincau 52, V. Simion 53)
Universitatea Craiova – Rapid 1-1 (Wobay 54 / M. Constantin 61 pen)
Otelul Galati – Unirea Urziceni 4-1 (Viglianti 6, 70, Giurgiu 59, 90 / Todoran 26 pen)
FC Timisoara – Sportul Studentesc 2-1 (Scutaru 30, 72 / Patriche 17)
CFR Cluj – FCM Targu Mures 1-2 (E. Dica 61 / L. Munteanu 82, Stere 85)
Dinamo – FC Vaslui 1-2 (L. Ganea 18 / Bordeanu 33 og, Wesley 39)
Gloria Bistrita – FC Brasov 0-0
Steaua – Astra Ploiesti 1-1 (Kapetanos 17  Matel 71)

Next round: Universitatea Cluj – CFR Cluj, FC Vaslui – Gloria Bistrita, Unirea Urziceni – Dinamo, Sportul Studentesc – Astra Ploiesti, Otelul Galati – Steaua, Pandurii Targu Jiu – FC Timisoara, Rapid – Victoria Branesti, FCM Targu Mures – Universitatea Craiova, FC Brasov – Gaz Metan Medias.

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