women's handball team CSM Bucharest saw their first win in the current season
of the Champions' League. The Romanian champions won 36-31 against the Croatian
side Podravka Koprivnica, away from home on Saturday, in Group A. Cristina
Neagu was the Romanians' best player, with 14 goals scored. CSM Bucharest had
lost 2 matches, against Esbjerg and Rostov respectively. After the win in Croatia,
coach Adrian Vasile's students went up to 5th place in the group. Their
next match, against Borussia Dortmund, also away from home, is scheduled on October
In tennis, Mihaela Buzărnescu lost the Valencia ITF final to the Dutch
Arantxa Rus, 6-4, 7-6. The result takes the Romanian player up 27 places in the
world ranking, from 175th to 148th.
in the 7th leg of Turkey's championship, Romanian midfielder Ovidiu
Moruțan scored the winning goal for his team, Galatasaray Istanbul, which
defeated Göztepe, 2 - 1, on home turf. This was the first goal for the 22-year-old
footballer since his transfer from Romanian side FCSB.
weekend also saw matches in the 10th leg of the Romanian League One.
On Friday, FC Voluntari won 1-0, against Rapid Bucharest, away from home. On Saturday
FC Argeș drew, 0 - 0, against Chindia Târgoviște, and in Bucharest FCSB outplayed
Academica Clinceni 3 - 2. On Sunday, Farul Constanța won the home match against
CS Mioveni, 2-1, FC Botoșani drew at home against FC U Craiova, and CFR Cluj defeated
UTA Arad, 1-0.
The current ranking is topped by Cluj, 6 points ahead
of the second-ranking team Botoșani. (tr. A.M. Popescu)