football team Dinamo Kyiv, with the Romanian Mircea Lucescu at the helm, have
had their debut game in the Champions League's group stage. The game was not so
auspicious for Kyiv, since they sustained a nil-2 home defeat by Juventus from
Turin, thanks to Alvaro Morata's goals. A Romanian crew refereed the game, with
Ovidiu Hategan in central position, assisted by Octavian Şovre and Sebastian
Gheorghe, while Sebastian Colţescu was the fourth official on the pitch.
counting towards Romanian Cup' s 4th round were played this past Wednesday. One
of the round's most interesting games was the match pitting 2nd
league squad Rapid Bucharest against third-tier opponents Progresul Spartac.
Quite surprisingly, the latter team grabbed a 3-2 win after added time. Progresul
have therefore advanced to the competition's round of 32, which includes League
League One team FC Argeş have reached an agreement with Belgian midfielder Alexander
Maes. 28-year old Maes has recently parted company with Belgian team Beerschot,
currently 3rd-plalced in Belgium's League One. In the past season, Alexander
Maes had 21 caps playing for Beerschot, a team with which Maes secured his
comeback to the elite of Belgian football. The contract Maes signed with FC Arges
is valid until the end of the championship's ongoing edition, with the
possibility of extension.
Cluj on Thursday play their debut game in Europa League's group stage. CFR
travel to Bulgaria for a Group A fixture against TSKA Sofia. In the domestic championship's
last round, CFR grabbed a 2-1 home win against FC Botoşani. In the Bulgarian
championship, TSKA were held to a 1-all draw by Beloe Stara Zagora at home. Also
part of Group A are Young Boys Berne and AS Rome. The team from Berne face AS
Rome on home turf. Next week, Young Boys Berne travel to Cluj, while AS Rome play a home fixture against TSKA Sofia.