Sports Weekend

sports weekend A roundup of the most important sporting events

Romania's football champions CFR Cluj on Thursday defeated CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria nil-2 away from home in the first group fixture in Europa League. Mario Rondon scored the first goal for CFR on minute 53, while Ciprian Deac scored the second goal from penalty kick. The first half belonged to the host team, which had several scoring opportunities, all denied by Romanian goalkeeper Cristian Bălgrădean. At half time, however, Dan Petrescu's trainees picked up their game. 8 minutes into the second half, Adrian Păun took a short corner to Deac, who sent a superb cross into the penalty box, and Rondon scored with a superb header. Twenty minutes later, CSKA's Amos Youga had an illegal tackle on Gabriel Debeljuh and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Deac scored easily, setting the final score, 2-nil. The match was played in front of a 12,000-strong crowd. In the other Group A fixture, AS Rome won 1-2 against Young Boys Berne of Switzerland.



This weekend will see a new round of matches in the Romanian First Football League. On Friday, Gaz Metan Medias is playing FC Botoşani, while Universitatea Craiova will play Academica Clinceni. On Saturday, UTA Arad is playing Chindia Târgovişte. In Giurgiu, Astra will go up against Poli Iaşi and finally, Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe will take on Dinamo Bucharest. On Sunday, Viitorul Constanţa will play FC Argeş at home, while FC Voluntari will be facing CFR Cluj. On Monday, FCSB will play FC Hermannstadt. Craiova tops the league tables with 21 points, followed by FCSB and CFR Cluj, each with 15 points.



In the women's Champions League in handball, in Group B, on Saturday, SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea are playing Borussia Dortmund of Germany at home. Romania's champions lost the previous 4 games in the group. On Sunday, in Group A, CSM Bucharest will play Bietigheim of Germany away from home. CSM is in 3rd place in the group tables with 3 wins and 1 loss.

(Translated by V. Palcu)



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