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October 17, 2021
SPORTS

League I: Poli Timisoara, important win against CFR Cluj

Poli Timisoara remains five points behind League leader Otelul Galati following its important away win against title holder CFR Cluj, score 2-1. Zicu opened the score for Poli (6th minute, penalty), Cadu equalized quickly (9th minute, penalty) and Ricketts sealed the game for the visitors in the 78th minute. Referee Marius Avram played an important role, easily showing CFR’s Bastos the red card in the 65th minute.


Otelul continued its bold race for the first title in its history by chalking up a home win against Rapid. Pena scored the game’s only goal in the 68th minute. Coach Dorinel Munteanu’s team once again made up for its lack of outstanding players by excelling through fitness and clear-headedness in set pieces. “We’ve won three important points against a team that is in the race for the title. It’s natural for the players to be happy, it’s their merit. The important thing is that another leg has passed and the distance between us and the second-place team has remained constant. The atmosphere is remarkable in Galati, we have great fans,” Otelul President Marius Stan stated after the game.


On Friday Dinamo Bucharest drew against Pandurii Targu Jiu at home, score 2-2 (1-1 at half time). Alexe (4th minute) and Torje (58th minute) scored for Dinamo, while Apostu (42nd minute) and Voiculet (85th minute, penalty), scored for Pandurii. “We find it difficult to recover after this hard winter and the long training camps. We could have taken a 2-0 lead in the first half. The eagerness to play for Dinamo Bucharest should be very significant. We have good moments but we have problems in defence,” Dinamo head coach Ioan Andone stated for sport.ro.


In another game, Unirea Urziceni lost its home-side game against FCM Targu Mures, score 0-1 (0-1 at half time). Fullback Adrian Iencsi scored the game’s only goal in the 13th minute. Unirea’s Nicu Epaminonda was sent off in the 81st minute.


Gloria Bistrita defeated Sportul Studentesc at home on Saturday, score 1-0 (0-0). Simone Cavalli scored the game’s only goal.

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