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A roundup of the weekend's sporting events
Romanian athlete Valentin Cretu on Friday compelled recognition in the sleigh event part of the World Cup held in the German city of Winterberg. The Romanian ended the race in 52 seconds and 412 thousandths being followed by German Florian Muller and by American Jonathan Eric Gustafson.
Romania's rugby side on Saturday clinched a 56-5 win against Belgium in the second leg of the continental competition Rugby Europe Championship. In the other game of the B Group, Portugal secured a 65-3 win against Poland. Romania and Portugal have already qualified for the semifinals of the aforementioned competition. They will be vying next week in Portugal for the first position in the group, which brings tickets to the semifinals with the second side in group A on their own turf.
Following the last leg of the Champions League's groups in women's handball held last weekend we learnt the opponents of the Romanian sides in the competition's next stage. In the playoffs for a place in the quarter finals, Rapid Bucharest, which ended on the fourth position in group B will be up against Krim Liubljana of Slovenia, which ended on the fifth position in group A.
Romania's champions on Sunday defeated on their own turf, Croatian side Lokomotiva Zagreb 27 - 22 while Krim obtained a 28-26 win against the other Romanian side in the League, CSM Bucharest. Cristina Neagu and her team mates have thus blown their chances of winning the Group A, ending up second in the group instead. They have already been qualified for the League's quarters where they will be playing the winners of the play-offs pitching French side Brest Bretagne against Danish side Esbjerg.
Last weekend saw the football matches counting towards the 25th leg of the Romanian Superleague. On Friday, Universitatea Cluj secured a 2-all home draw against Mioveni while FCU Craiova clinched a 2-1 away win against Rapid Bucharest. On Saturday, UTA obtained a 3-1 home win against FC Botosani, while Universitatea Craiova a 2-0 home win against CFR Cluj. On Sunday in Pitesti, local side FC Arges and Farul Constanta ended in a goaless draw their match whereas FCSB obtained a 2-1 win away against FC Voluntari.
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