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Derby of Cluj ends in violence after 30 minutes!

May 8, 2012 2 comments

Vital game for CFR Cluj tonight, with four rounds to go in the Romanian top flight, as Universitatea, the local arch-rivals await. Fans of the Red Caps burn CFR’s flags on their way to the brand new Cluj Arena, but the goalkeeper of the home team, Mircea Bornescu, will do something worse only 30 minutes after the first whistle. Bornescu lost it and went after CFR’s captain Cadu , who converted a penalty and went behind the goal for a wild celebration. The kick started a fight that forced the ref to send off both players and stop the game for 15 minutes, but Cadu was once again attacked on his way to the dressing room and CFR’s coach Ioan Andone refused to let the players come back on the pitch, asking for the game to be stopped, as he considered the environment too dangerous…

Bornescu’s crazy act will do CFR a great favor and will add to a rivalry that didn’t need another sparkle. Not to mention the controversy added to another title that is now only three steps away from Arpad Paszkany’s club.

Best players of the season in Romania: goalkeepers

June 4, 2010 3 comments
  1. Milos Buchta, 30 years old

    MILOS BUCHTA – Gaz Metan Medias

  2. Branko Grahovac – Otelul Galati
  3. Costel Pantilimon – FC Timisoara
  4. Razvan Stanca – Pandurii
  5. Giedrius Arlauskis – Unirea Urziceni

My view: The winner deserves the attention he gets this summer from Dinamo and other interested clubs, after an excellent season indeed, with an impressive number of clean sheets: 15. Take into account that he’s not playing for a big club, protected by an excellent defense or by the opposition’s strikers, at times ;-). Unirea’s Arlauskis could have finished better, but his second half of season was affected by injuries, while Grahovac should end Otelul’s continuous search for a reliabe goalie, which has brought in the past few years a lot of mediocre players from abroad…

The keepers I like: Universitatea Craiova’s Silviu Lung Jr., who had a tough year, always playing under huge pressure, but showed his impressive composure and managed to end the season in style, with a call-up to the senior national team. Promising lad, but let’s see where he goes from here… I should also mention Rapid’s Bornescu, who looked consistent enough and finally like a mature keeper, but he’ll be under serious pressure next season, if Dani Coman will indeed return to Giulesti, from FC Brasov.

Note: the top five is taken from Gazeta Sporturilor, a newspaper that uses the service of Digital Soccer Project. These results are based on a series of specific criteria for each position, include only players that have collected at least 1.200 minutes on the pitch in the past season and the only subjective part of the analysis consists in the average marks received by the newspaper’s writers.

Lucescu calls 23 players for the friendly against Israel

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

With Cristian Chivu, Razvan Rat and Stefan Radu out injured, Razvan Lucescu offered Gabriel Tamas (transferred in January to West Bromwich Albion) the chance to reclaim his spot in the team. Another surprise is the absence of the first two choices for the goalkeeper postion, Lobont and Coman,  but, looking at the likes of Gaman, Sepsi, Florescu or Deac, it’s obvious that the National Team coach is trying to evaluate some of the promising, yet established players in the first division. Here’s is the full list of players:

  • Goalkeepers: Mircea Bornescu (Rapid, 29), Costel Pantilimon (FC Timisoara, 23)
  • Defenders: Cristian Panin (CFR Cluj, 31), Vasile Maftei (Unirea Urziceni, 29), Gabriel Tamas (WBA, 26), Dorin Goian (Palermo, 29), Mirel Radoi (Al-Hilal, 28), Valerica Gaman (Universitatea Craiova, 21), Laszlo Sepsi (FC Timisoara, 23), Mihai Nesu (FC Utrecht, 27)
  • Midfielders: Banel Nicolita (Steaua, 25), Mihai Roman (FC Brasov, 25), Iulian Apostol (Unirea Urziceni, 29), Paul Codrea (Siena, 28), Tiberiu Ghioane (Dynamo Kiew, 28), George Florescu (FC Midjtyland, 25), Ciprian Deac (CFR Cluj, 24)
  • Forwards: Gigel Bucur (Kuban, 29), Andrei Cristea (Dinamo Bucharest, 25), Ciprian Marica (VFB Stuttgart, 24), Daniel Niculae (Auxerre, 27), Marius Niculae (Dinamo Bucharest, 28).

Update: Lucescu decided that the third keeper will be Steaua’s Ciprian Tatarusanu (22), while the injured Iulian Apostol has been replaced by his colleague from Unirea Razvan Paduretu (28).

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