The first match counting towards the final of the National League in men's handball was played on Thursday
Defending champions Dinamo Bucharest grabbed a 27-25 win against
Steaua Bucharest, following the 7-meter throws. Regular time scoreboard
displayed a 23-all draw in a match that was hosted by the town in Chiajna in
the south, with Steaua being considered the host team. The return leg of the
finals will be played in Bucharest on May 23rd, and will be hosted
by Dinamo Sports Hall.
Now it's news from
football. Romania's national squad has maintained its 23rd position
according to the world rankings made public by the International Football
Federation. Less than a month ahead of the start of the World Cup in Russia,
top of the table is the German squad. Following in descending order are Brazil
and Belgium. The national team of Chile is 9th-placed and on May 31st
will take on the national squad of Romania in a friendly game, to be hosted by
the Austrian city of Graz. The national side of Finland, is ranked 62nd.
We recall Romania takes on Finland on June 5th, in a friendly
In the last
fixture counting towards the 10th-round of Romanian League One's
Group 2 stage, Gaz Metan Medias secured a 1-nil home win against FC Voluntari
on Thursday. The game's only goal was scored by Darius Olaru on 59 minutes.
towards the 11th round of the Group 1 stage are to be played at the
weekend. On Friday, Sepsi Sfintu Gheorghe takes on Juventus Bucharest. On
Saturday, Dinamo Bucharest takes on Concordia, in the southern Romanian town of
Chiajna. On Sunday, FC Voluntari faces FC Botosani, on home turf, while on
Monday, Poli Timisoara plays Gaz Metan Medias on home turf.
In Group 1 on
Sunday, matches will be played counting towards the 10th round,
which is also the last one, of the domestic championship. We recall the
domestic championship's 10th round will also decide the champion.
Top of the table
team CFR Cluj has one point more than the runner-up team FCSB. CFR takes on
Viitorul Constanta on home turf, while the team from Bucharest plays Astra
Giurgiu, in a game hosted by the National Arena in Bucharest.
A win for CFR Cluj
may bring the 4th champion title for the Transylvanian team. Should
Cluj sustain a defeat, and provided FCSB grabs a win against Astra Giurgiu, the
team from Bucharest could win the title for the 27th time. In the third Group
1 fixture on Sunday, Poli Iasi takes on Universitatea Craiova on home turf.