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Timisoara’s strange European campaign has come to an end: they’ll play Manchester City!

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve watched the incredible 3-3 against MyPa, a poor team, defeated at home, in the first leg, with 2-1, with mixed feelings. The scoreline helped, I have to admit it: 0-3 at half time, winning draw in the end, with the decisive goals scored in the 92nd minute. I went from surprise to disbelief during the first half, switched to anger and disgust at half time, when a former Timisoara coach, Jackie Ionescu, was hinting that there could be some gambling involved (the club is still under investigation for an older Europa League game, vs Dinamo Zagreb), but finished the game in style, jumping from the sofa and punching the air at Cisovsky’s equalizer. I take that back now, when I look back at a terrible match and feel obliged to say that – in spite of my respect for one of the most passionate crowds in Romania – the Viola outfit should have been out of a competition that proved too strong for them even before it began properly. But they’re still in and have the honour to meet Manchester City. Let’s face it, not every club gets the chance to be sparring partner for the Citizens! Here’s why FC Timisoara doesn’t stand a chance in this tie:

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