The table tightened up considerably as F.C. Oţelul Galaţi upset Steaua Bucureşti 2-0. Oţelul Galaţi responded from a tough set-back when skipper Gabriel Paraschiv left the match early with an injury. However the Roş-Albaştrii could not break through and Marius Pena opened the scoring at the twenty-third minute. Steaua was anxious to find the equalizer and after as they pushed forward, Marian Tanasca exposed their defensive flaw and doubled the margin with eight minutes remaining.
Stoian Kolev,Adrian Sălăgean,Jivkov Jelev,Sergiu Costin, Cristian Sarghi(Marian Carja 59'),Gabriel Paraschiv(Valentin Iovita 13'),Alexandru Bourceanu,Gabriel Viglianti,Frane Vitaici,Marius Pena,Laurenţiu Iorga(Marian Tanasa 65')
Robinson Zapata,Petre Marin,Sorin Ghionea,Dorin Goian,George Ogăraru,Florin Lovin (Andrei Ionescu 62'),Mirel Rădoi(Ovidiu Petre 73'),Antonio Semedo, Tiago Gomes,Bănel Nicoliţă,Arthuro (Ricardo Pedriel 73')
Veteran Cristian Constantin scored the lone goal of the match with twenty-two minutes remaining to give CS Otopeni a 1 - nil victory over Gloria 1922 Bistriţa. The highly promising twenty year-old midfielder Eric Bicfalvi on-loan from Steaua Bucureşti missed on a penalty strike thirty-two minutes into the match.
On Saturday FC Timişoara fun up the table was stopped with a inspired performance by Farul Constanţa as they fought to a 1-1 draw. The Alb-Violeţii took the lead with Gheorghe Bucur twenty nine minutes into the match. However three minutes after the break Constanţa leveled the match with Denis Alibec's goal.
Elsewhere on Saturday Braşov and Politehnica Iaşi played to a 1-1 draw. Veteran striker Dorel Zaharia gave Braşov the lead seventeen minutes after the break but Paraguayan international José Montiel found the equalizer with ten minutes remaining
On Sunday FC Universitatea Craiova defeated CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu 2-0. The Blue Lions pounced on Târgu Jiu, scoring twice within two minutes and held on for an easy victory. Romanian international Florin Costea opened the scoring eleven minutes into the match before Michael Baird doubled the lead only a minute later.
Argeş Piteşti kept abreast of the title race with a 1-0 victory over Vaslui with a somewhat controversial penalty call with only five minutes remaining with Tricolorii capped Iulian Tameş being brought down in the area by the Vaslui 'keeper. Iulian stepped-up to the spot and neatly converted giving the Alb-Violeţii the victory.
Finally and hopefully a shape of things to come Rapid Bucureşti slide apparently has stopped as they trounced Gaz Metan Mediaş 4 - 2. Florin Sabou
opened the scoring eight minutes into the match giving Mediaş the 1-0 lead. Only five minutes later Ricardo Fernandes found the leveler. The match went to the break level but twenty-two minutes after the break the flood gates opened with Juliano Spadacio giving Vulturii Visinii the lead. Césinha doubled the lead four minutes later with Alexandru Curtean drawing one back with twelve minutes remaining.
Elinton Andrade,Ricardo Fernandes,Joao Paulo Andrade,Cesar Dos Santos,Daniel Barioni,Pierre Boya,Olubayo Adefemi,Vladimir Bozovic,Luciano Vella,Juliano Spadacio,Claudio Mejolaro
Gaz Metan Mediaş
Mihai Şteţca,Edson Dos Santos,Alexandru Curtean,Ionuţ Buzean,Claudiu Boaru,Ciprian Prodan,Florin Sabou,Ovidiu Hoban,Falemi N’Gassam,Florin Lazăr,Eric De Oliveira
Still to come today FC Unirea Voluntari Urziceni visits Gloria 1922 Bistriţa
|Romania Liga 1 week 11||P||W||D||L||GS||GA||Pts|
|FC Dinamo Bucureşti||11||8||1||2||18||9||25|
|Unirea Voluntari Urziceni||10||7||0||3||21||10||21|
|FC Steaua Bucureşti||11||6||3||2||19||9||21|
|FC Timişoara||11||8||2||1||21||11||20 |
|F.C. Oţelul Galaţi||11||5||3||3||15||13||18|
|FC Argeş Piteşti||11||5||3||3||15||13||18|
|FC Universitatea Craiova||11||5||3||3||13||11||18|
|FC Rapid Bucureşti||11||5||1||5||15||13||16|
|CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu||11||3||2||6||13||21||11|
|CS Gaz Metan Mediaş||11||3||2||6||13||21||11|
|F. C. Farul Constanţa||11||3||2||6||10||18||11|
|FC Politehnica Iaşi||10||3||2||6||8||17||11|
|C.F. Gloria 1922 Bistriţa||10||2||1||7||10||15||7|