The latest in water polo, women's handball and football.
The Romanian water polo teams CSM Oradea and
Steaua Bucharest have moved up to the second qualification round of the
Champions League. CSM Oradea won all their matches in the League's qualifier
Group B, held in Oradea: 10-7 against the Italian side Savona, 12-3 against ASA
Tel Aviv and 12-8 against Galatasaray Istanbul, finishing 1st in
their group. In the Netherlands, in qualifier Group A, Steaua defeated the host
team, Het Ravijn, 15-9, and then beat the Bosnian side Invictum Sarajevo, 29-2.
Two defeats followed: 3-10 against Vasas Budapest, of Hungary, and 11-14 against
Primorac Kotor, of Montenegro. The Romanian champions qualified into the second
round after they came out 3rd in their group.
Romania's national team won the Carpathians
Trophy in women's handball, held last week in the town of Bistriţa. Romania
started out with a draw against Austria, 32-all, a match in which they avoided
a defeat by scoring 2 goals in the last minute. Next came a 26-20 win against Serbia,
and in their last match manager Florentin Pera's team defeated Spain, 25-23 and
finished top of the standings. Romania is training for the EURO 2022, a competition
scheduled to take place between 4 - 20 November in Slovenia, North Macedonia and
Montenegro. Romania is part of Group C, alongside France, the Netherlands and
This weekend saw matches counting towards
the 12th round of the Romanian football Super League. On Friday,
Universitatea Craiova drew against FC Voluntari, 1-all, while on Saturday the
other team based in Craiova, FC U, drew away from home against CS Mioveni, 2-all.
Also on Saturday, CFR Cluj won 1-0 against Petrolul Ploieşti. On Sunday,
Hermannstadt had their first defeat this season, 1-2 against Sepsi Sfântu
Gheorghe, Farul Constanţa beat UTA Arad 2-0, and in Bucharest FCSB struggled to
defeat FC Argeş, 3-2. The last 2 matches in this round were scheduled for
Monday: FC Botoşani vs Universitatea Cluj and Chindia Târgovişte vs Rapid
Bucharest. The current leaders in the ranking are Farul, with 27 points,
followed by Rapid, with 24, and Hermannstadt, with 22 points. (AMP)