Sports Weekend

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In the World Table Tennis Championships held in Houston, USA, the Romanian player Bernadette Szőcs qualified into the eighth-finals. In the 3rd round, she defeated the South Korean Jeon Jihee, 4-2. In another 3rd-round match, Andreea Dragoman was outplayed by Suthasini Sawettabut (Thailand), 4-2. In the women's doubles, Elizabeta Samara and Andreea Dragoman will play in the eighth-finals, after beating the Egyptians Yousra Helmy and Farah Abdel-Aziz, 3-nil, in the round of 32.


In men's handball Champions League, Group B, Dinamo Bucharest was defeated on Thursday at home by the German side Flensburg-Handewitt, 28-20. This is the second consecutive match the Romanian champions lost to Flensburg, with the latter also winning last week in Germany, 37-30. In the group standings after 8 rounds, Dinamo are ranking 8th, with only 4 points. Interestingly enough, the only 2 matches won by the Bucharest side were those against the current group leaders, Kielce (Poland) and Veszprem (Hungary).


We move on to football, in the European Conference League, CFR Cluj missed their last chance at moving past the group stage. On Thursday coach Dan Petrescu's team were defeated away from home by the Danish side Randers, 2-1. CFR will finish last in its group regardless of the results in the last match, against the Czech side Jablonec, due in Cluj on 9th December.


This weekend sees games counting towards the 17th round of the Romanian League One. The only match scheduled on Friday, Dinamo Bucharest vs FC U Craiova, will be followed on Saturday by games pitting Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe on home turf against Chindia Târgoviște, UTA against FC Argeș, and Rapid Bucharest against CS Mioveni, in Giurgiu. On Sunday, FC Botoșani take on FC Voluntari, on home turf, and Universitatea Craiova on FCSB. The last 2 matches of the round, Gaz Metan Mediaș vs. Farul Constanța and CFR Cluj vs. Academica, are to be played on Monday. In the current standings, CFR Cluj are in the lead with 42 points, followed by FCSB, with 34, and by Universitatea Craiova and FC Voluntari, 28 points each.


Also this weekend, the city of Cluj-Napoca is hosting the tennis competition between Romania and Peru. The winner gets into the Davis Cup playoffs for a place in the final tournament, which brings together the world's best 16 national teams. (tr. A.M. Popescu)


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