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Shameful Cup exit for FC Vaslui, the latest “achievement” for Lopez Caro’s men


  • The sixth round of the Romanian Cup was kicked off on Tuesday, with a commanding display from Rapid Bucharest, who should get credit for this results, considering the level of their opponents, Petrolul Ploiesti, currently leading in the second division, with four wins out of four, and a team packed with experienced players and some quality youngtsers. But Rapid looks well organized at the back and can fuel the front men from the wings with so many quality balls that the strikers’ names and form aren’t that important.
  • The shock result of the round came on Wednesday, when FC Vaslui lost the momentum gained in the last two league matches (4-0 against Otelul, 2-1, away, at Dinamo), losing in front of ALRO Slatina, a mediocre second division outfit. Lopez Caro, who was very close to find some peace after the latest results, is back in deep trouble, having fielded a strong enough team, which included the likes of Kuciak, Milanov, Adailton and Wesley.
  • Unconvincing wins for Steaua (yet a first win after many games, under their young caretaker manager, Eduard Iordanescu), Dinamo and CFR Cluj, with the latter finding the winner in extra-time through the recently criticized striker Cristi Bud, while Gaz Metan Medias and Otelul Galati leave the competition, in spite of the solid form displayed in this start of season.
  • There’s a lot of work to be done in terms of attitude even in Craiova, where Universitatea put five goals past Minerul Lupeni, a result that hides the current form of Piturca’s men and their sufficient approach that almost got them relegated, at the end of last season.

Romanian Cup results, the 6th round:

Juventus Bucharest – Poli Timisoara 1-3 (Nica 74 / Mansour 25, Tames 38, Goga 51)
Vointa Sibiu – Gaz Metan Medias 1-1, 3-1 AET (Buican 34, Beza 102, Popa 104 / del Campo 37)
Universitatea Cluj – Victoria Branesti 1-0 (Pit 48)
ACU Arad – CFR Cluj 0-0, 0-1 AET (Bud 116)
Universitatea Craiova – Minerul Lupeni 5-0 (Gaman 10, Ologu 42, Roman 50, Gangioveanu 63, 83)
Rapid Bucharest – Petrolul Ploiesti 5-0 (Sburlea 14, Grigorie 17, Marcos Antonio 19, 51, Cesinha 81)
ALRO Slatina – FC Vaslui 0-0, 0-0, 4-3 on penalties
Unirea Urziceni – Delta Tulcea 1-0 (Batfoi 11)
Sportul Studentesc – CS Otopeni 3-1 (C. Gheorghe 7, Ferfelea 81, Postolache 90 / Cl. Dumitrescu 70)
FC Silvania – FCM Targu Mures 0-1 (Astafei 78)
Gloria Bistrita – FC Astra Giurgiu 3-0 (Nalati 22, Coroian 41, Ribeiro Moraes 77)
Pandurii
– Viitorul Constanta 3-2 (Cardoso 6, 89, A. Iordache 82 / Carstocea 26, Benzar 90)
Dinamo Bucharest
– Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt 2-0 (Moti 12, Andrei Cristea 60 pen)
Chimia Brazi – FC Brasov 0-1 (Diarrasouba 4)
Astra Ploiesti – Otelul Galati 2-1 (Lukacs 7, 65 / Giurgiu 90)
Gaz Metan CFR Craiova – Steaua Bucharest 0-1 (Nicolita 6)

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