Sunday, April 11, 2010

Universitatea Craiova - Astra Ploiesti 1-0

Craiova climbed to 10th place in the table after victory against Astra

Mihai Dina was the scorer of our goal.

Craiova approached with fear the game against Astra Ploiesti. Both teams played carefully and showed an ugly football in the first half. It was a blind fight between 22 players. The biggest event of the first part belonged Nicolo Napoli's team. He was Universitatea Craiova's trainer in the last season. And now he is preparing Astra Ploiesti. Liviu Ganea perfectly served Gussev ('28) but this could not shot. Craiova replied by Gîngioveanu but his shot missed the goal('31).

Second round was a carbon copy of the first 45 minutes. Two teams scared by the importance of the game. It was a pressure which affected the result. They tried more to block each other than to attack.
The goal of Dina came in the 72nd minute after a serious error of Astra's defense. Craiova speculated this, and the team of Napoli received first goal of the game. Craciun perfectly served Dina who resumed in the net from 4 meters of the goal.

In the end of the game, Balace get two yellow cards and get eliminated. Oprsal had a head shot but this was over the target ('81). Mihai Costea had the chance to score one more goal for Craiova but he shot in Miron from a good good position. In the 89th minute of the game, Nicolo Napoli was sent off from Astra's bench by the referee Cristi Balaj. He vehemently protested at an unseen foul by the referee. Craiova won three points and is now more relaxed in the fight to resist in the first football league.

Our team: Lung – Buleică, V. Găman, Iliev, Bălace - Prepeliţă, Bărboianu, Trică ('54 Craciun, '82 R. Barbu), Gângioveanu ('57 Firtulescu) - M. Costea, Dina

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