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Three contenders, three rounds to go!

With the big shots from Bucharest trying to book a place in Europa League, after yet another disappointing season, Otelul Galati, FC Timisoara and FC Vaslui have only three points between them, with three rounds left to play, in Liga I.

Otelul grabbed three vital points against Universitatea Craiova, on Thursday evening, taking full advantage of the draw between FC Vaslui and FC Timisoara, and regained the top spot, looking like the favorite not just because of it, but also thanks to the easiest schedule.

Next up for Dorinel Munteanu’s men is Victoria Branesti, an already relegated team, and a win will ensure a lead and the possibility of a draw in the following game, which could be a title decider, as Otelul will host FC Timisoara.

The Viola also have the title in the hands, even if they’re in second place now, three wins out of three being a guarantee for a title that will repay years of some important investments and also reward the always excellent support offered by a beautiful and passionate city like Timisoara.

For FC Vaslui, who badly needed a win against FC Timisoara on Wednesday, but Dorin Goga’s goal cancelled their lucky one goal advantage, have small chances to finish first, in spite of  schedule that would allow them to get maximum points.

Otelul’s schedule:

  • Victoria Branesti – away
  • FC Timisoara – at home
  • Astra Ploiesti – away

FC Timisoara’s schedule:

  • Unirea Urziceni – at home
  • Otelul Galati – away
  • Dinamo – at home

FC Vaslui’s schedule:

  • Astra Ploiesti – away
  • Sportul Studentesc – at home
  • Pandurii Targu Jiu – away

Round 32 – live

May 10, 2010 1 comment
  • International Curtea de Arges – Ceahlaul 2-0 (Apostu 15, 81)
  • Astra Ploiesti – Otelul Galati 0-3 (Giurgiu 45, Costin 60, Antal 87)
  • Unirea Alba Iulia – Dinamo 1-2 (Fl. Dan 28 / Andrei Cristea 45 pen, 69)
  • Universitatea Craiova – CFR Cluj 2-3 (Piturca 12, M. Costea 21 / Traore 63, Bud 85, Cadu 90 pen)
  • FC Timisoara – Gaz Metan Medias 0-2 (Eric 33, 83)
  • FC Vaslui – Steaua 2-1 (Burdujan 68, Papp 82 / B. Stancu 45)
  • Rapid – Pandurii Targu Jiu 1-0 (Sapunaru 86)
  • Politehnica Iasi – FC Brasov 0-0
  • Gloria Bistrita – Unirea Urziceni 0-0

Liga I - Standings

Next round (15-17 of May): Gaz Metan Medias – Unirea Alba Iulia, CFR Cluj – International Curtea de Arges, Gloria Bistrita – Politehnica Iasi, Otelul Galati – FC Vaslui, Unirea Urziceni – Ceahlaul, Steaua – Universitatea Craiova, FC Brasov – Rapid, Pandurii – FC Timisoara, Dinamo – Astra Ploiesti.

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