League 1, 7th leg results
International Curtea de Arges – Politehnica Iasi 0-2
Astra Ploiesti – Unirea Alba Iulia 4-2
Otelul Galati – Gaz Metan Medias 0-1
Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt – Gloria Bistrita 2-1
Universitatea Craiova – Rapid 3-4
Matches played on Sunday, after the closing of our issue:
Steaua – Pandurii Targu Jiu
CFR Cluj – FC Brasov
Dinamo – Unirea Urziceni
FC Vaslui – FC Timisoara
Stoichita, Steaua’s 11th coach in the Becali era
Mihai Stoichita became the new head coach of Steaua Bucharest after Cristiano Bergodi was sacked on Thursday evening. Stoichita is Steaua’s 11th coach since Gigi Becali took over the club. Some of Steaua’s previous head coaches had double stints at the head of the team’s technical staff. Of the 10 previous head coaches, four were foreigners (3 Italians, 1 Ukrainian). Victor Piturca had the longest mandate as head coach of Steaua (52 games), with the number of games in which he coached the team being surpassed only by that of Olaroiu (56 games in two mandates).
Gymnastics: Ana Porgras wins national title
Ana Porgras won on Saturday the national title within the National Gymnastics Championship in Buzau, outclassing Diana Chelaru (CSS Onesti) and Anamaria Tamirjan (Petrolul Ploiesti). All three gymnasts will represent our country in the World Cup 2009 in London. Ana Porgras (CSS Galati) topped the standings with a total of 57.525 points, being followed by Diana Chelaru (CS Onesti) with 56.700 points and Anamaria Tamirjan with 56.300 points.
Davis Cup: Sweden defeats Romania 3-1
Sweden defeated Romania in Davis Cu on Sunday. Robin Soderling defeated Victor Hanescu 7-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the fourth game. Sweden’s tennis team led Romania in the Davis Cup by 2-1, after winning the doubles game on Saturday. The game in Helsingborg counts for a continued presence in the World Group. Sweden’s Robin Soderling and Robert Lindstedt defeated Romania’s Victor Hanescu and Horia Tecau, score 6-1, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) after 2 hours and 27 minutes.
Tennis: BCR Open Romania main table, Hanescu top seed
The singles event main table in the BCR Open Romania international tennis tournament 2009 was drawn on Saturday. The 17th edition of the tournament will take place from September 19 to September 27 within Bucharest’s BNR Arenas and will be Andrei Pavel’s last tournament as a professional tennis player. Pavel had announced last year that he will retire after this tournament. The tournament’s organizers have designated Romanian tennis player Victor Hanescu as the top seed. According to the tournament’s official website, following his performance in the US Open Victor Hanescu is the Bucharest tournament’s top seed. The list of top seeds is completed by Nicolas Almagro (Spain) and Igor Andreev.
League 1, 7th leg results