We start with basketball. The men’s basketball team U-BT Cluj Napoca on Wednesday defeated the German side Medi Bayreuth 83-82. The match was played in Cluj and counted for the first leg of the FIBA Europe Cup Quarter Finals. The second leg is scheduled for March 11 in Bayreuth.
Next news from ice-hockey. In the quarter finals of the regional competition Erste Liga, Corona Brasov on Wednesday defeated, away from home, ACSH Gheorghieni 2-1. The two teams are now on a par in the competition that unfolds according to the ‘best of 7 matches’ system. The decisive match for qualification to the semifinals will take place on March 6 on the Olympic Skating Rink in Brasov. Another team from Romania, Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc, has already qualified to the last but one stage of the competition after defeating the Hungarian team DEAC Debrecen.
We pass on to football. Romania has found out its adversaries in the 2020-2021 season of the Nations League. They will be playing in Group 1 of League B against Austria, Norway and Northern Ireland.
This week matches have been played in Romania’s Cup quarter finals. On Tuesday Dinamo Bucharest defeated Academica from Clinceni 1- 0. Wednesday saw two matches: in Ploiesti, Petrolul was up against Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe, with the guests defeating Petrolul 1-0. The day’s most dramatic match took place in Iasi where Poli Iasi met Universitatea Craiova, defeating the team from Craiova 3-2. On Thursday, in the last match in the quarter finals of Romania’s Cup FC Hermannstadt will be up against FCSB. (translation by L. Simion)