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The women's handball team CSM Bucharest saw their first win in the current season of the Champions' League. The Romanian champions won 36-31 against the Croatian side Podravka Koprivnica, away from home on Saturday, in Group A. Cristina Neagu was the Romanians' best player, with 14 goals scored. CSM Bucharest had lost 2 matches, against Esbjerg and Rostov respectively. After the win in Croatia, coach Adrian Vasile's students went up to 5th place in the group. Their next match, against Borussia Dortmund, also away from home, is scheduled on October 17.


In tennis, Mihaela Buzărnescu lost the Valencia ITF final to the Dutch Arantxa Rus, 6-4, 7-6. The result takes the Romanian player up 27 places in the world ranking, from 175th to 148th.


In football, in the 7th leg of Turkey's championship, Romanian midfielder Ovidiu Moruțan scored the winning goal for his team, Galatasaray Istanbul, which defeated Göztepe, 2 - 1, on home turf. This was the first goal for the 22-year-old footballer since his transfer from Romanian side FCSB.


The weekend also saw matches in the 10th leg of the Romanian League One. On Friday, FC Voluntari won 1-0, against Rapid Bucharest, away from home. On Saturday FC Argeș drew, 0 - 0, against Chindia Târgoviște, and in Bucharest FCSB outplayed Academica Clinceni 3 - 2. On Sunday, Farul Constanța won the home match against CS Mioveni, 2-1, FC Botoșani drew at home against FC U Craiova, and CFR Cluj defeated UTA Arad, 1-0.


The current ranking is topped by Cluj, 6 points ahead of the second-ranking team Botoșani. (tr. A.M. Popescu)


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