Romania's national women's handball team ended up in fifth place in the European Championship in Sweden.
Romania's national women's handball team ended up in fifth place in the European Championship in Sweden. In their last game, they defeated Germany by a thin margin, 23-22, on Friday in Goteborg. Their coach, Ambros Martin, opted to keep on the sideline Paula Ungureanu and Cristina Neagu, who were not even lined up as reserves. The highest scorer for the Romanian team was Cristina Zamfir, who scored six times. Goalie Denisa Dedu was in great shape, defending 11 attempts to get past her. With this, the Romanian national team managed its best performance in the last three editions of the European Championship, after getting to 10th place in 2012, and 9th place in 2014. The only continental medal they managed was the bronze in 2010.
And now for news in Rugby. The Timisoara Saracens, Romanian champions, was defeated in London by the Harlequins, 75-3. The Saturday game counts towards the Challenge Cup. The Londoners thus managed the highest score in the history of the competition. This overwhelming defeat was facilitated by the fact that the Saracens lost a man in the second minute of the game, as South African Randall Morrison was eliminated for a high tackle. Let us also note that the Harlequins sported seven British international players, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Mike Brown, Marland Yarde, Tim Visser and Jamie Roberts.
And in soccer, several games counting towards the last stage this year for the Romanian premiere league took place over the weekend. On Friday, Concordia Chiajna tied at home against CSU Craiova, nil-all. On Saturday, FC Voluntari defeated at home CFR Cluj 2-1, and Steaua defeated Poli Timisoara 1-0 on the National Arena in Bucharest. On Sunday, the game played by ASA Tg. Mures at home against Pandurii Tg. Jiu ended right at mid-time because the guests refused to go out on the pitch because of the freezing weather. In the last game of the day, Poli Iasi defeated Dinamo Bucharest at home 3-1.The last two games of the 21st stage will be disputed on Monday, with Gaz Metan Medias pitted against Astra Giurgiu, while Viitorul Constanta take on FC Botosani.