Sports weekend

sports weekend A look at the weekend’s main sporting events

On Saturday and Sunday the town of Ostrava will be hosting the tennis match pitting the team of the Czech Republic against the similar side of Romania. The match counts towards FedCup's World Group. WTA 3-rd placed Simona Halep will be facing world no.5 tennis player, Karolina Pliskova, in the most interesting confrontation of the FedCup match.

This year's Australian Open finalist, WTA no 2 Petra Kvitova will not be able to play for the team of the Czech Republic, because of her extremely busy schedule.

Now it's news from rugby, as in a debut game counting towards the 2019 season of the Rugby Europe Championship, Romania faces the winner of the last edition of the aforementioned competition, Georgia, in a match hosted by the central Transylvanian city of Cluj. According to current world ranking, Georgia is 13th-palced, ahead of Six Nations tournament team Italy, with is 15th placed. Romania occupies the 18th position in the same rankings.

At the weekend, in a Champions League fixture hosted by the German town of Nordhausen, Romanian handball side CSM Bucharest take on Thuringer, in the second main group. CSM Bucharest are 3-rd-placed in the group, with 8 points, on a par with 2nd team Vipers Kristiansand of Denmark, but with a poorer goal average. Hungarian side Gyor is at the top of the table, with 11 points on their record sheet. Thuringer are at the bottom of the table, with only one point.

Matches counting towards the last round of the group stage in the EHF Cup are to be played at the weekend. In an away Group A fixture, Magura Cisnadie face German opponents Bietigheim. Trophy holders SCM Craiova play a home Group D match against Spain's Bera Bera. At present, both Romanian teams are at the bottom of the table in their groups.

From Friday and all through to Monday matches will be played, counting towards the 23rd round of the Romanian first football league. On Friday, Astra Giurgiu will be up against Viitorul Constanta. On Saturday, Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe receive the visit of Dinamo Bucharest while the next day on their home turf, Dunarea Calarasi will be playing Concordia Chiajna. Also on Sunday, Poli Iasi play a home game against Gaz Metan Medias, while Universitatea Craiova on home turf takes on CFR Cluj. On Monday, FC Botosani are pitted against FC Voluntari, while FCSB will be up against FC Hermannstadt. CFR Cluj have the lead in the rankings, with 47 points, followed by FCSB, with 41 points on their record sheet.



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Publicat: 2019-02-08 13:37:00
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