football champions CFR Cluj drew 1-all at home against Young Boys Berne of
Switzerland in Europa League Group A. Mario Rondon scored the first goal for CFR
on minute 62, but 7 minutes later the Swiss team evened the odds with a goal
scored by Christian Fassnacht. The match was balanced and quite physical. The
visiting side had numerous scoring opportunities, but the response from CFR was
also solid. In the other Group A fixture, AS Rome of Italy drew nil-all against
CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria at home. CFR remains the group leader with 4 points in 2
matches, the same as Rome, but with a better goal-average ratio. Dan Petrescu's
trainees will next play AS Rome away from home on November 5, and again on
November 26 at home.
Also in Europa
League, let us note that Romanian midfielder Nicolae Stanciu had an assist for
the only goal that helped his club, Slavia Prague of the Czech Republic, win
against Bayer Leverkusen of Germany, 1-nil, in Group C. In Group D, Glasgow
Rangers of Scotland defeated the Polish side Lech Poznan, 1-nil. Ianis Hagi
played 69 minutes for Glasgow. Goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu was in front of
goal for AC Milan throughout the match the Italian side won against the Czech
side Sparta Prague, 3-nil. Goalkeeper Florin Niţă was a substitute for Sparta.
In Group G, defender Ionuţ Nedelcearu played for AEK Athens of Greece in the
match lost 2-1nil to Leicester City of England.
In other news
from football, this weekend will saw a new round in the domestic championship.
On Friday, FC Argeş is playing FC Voluntari, while Dinamo Bucharest will take
on Astra Giurgiu. On Saturday, Academica Clinceni is playing Sepsi Sfântu
Gheorghe on home turf. FC Botoşani will go up against UTA Arad, while FC
Hermannstadt is taking on Universitatea Craiova. On Sunday, Politehnica Iaşi
will play Viitorul Constanţa at home, while CFR Cluj will play Gaz Metan Mediaş
on home turf. On Monday, Chindia Târgovişte is playing FCSB. Universitatea
Craiova tops the league tables with 21 points, followed by FCSB and CFR Cluj,
each with 18 points.
(Translated by V.