After a shock loss to Politehnica Iaşi this past weekend, Dinamo Bucureşti responded with a 5-0 devouring of Gloria Bistriţa. Marius Niculae opened the scoring at the twentieth minute in his first of three goals as he headed in Zé Kalanga's cross from twelve metres out. Surging down the left flank, Gabriel Boştină set-up the Romanian international with a perfect cross that Niculae headed in from ten metres four minutes before the hour. Niculae's third of the day came with eighteen minutes left on the clock as he headed in Gabriel Boştină pinpoint cross. With six minutes remaining Ionel Dănciulescu long cross was volleyed back to a near stop by Ianis Zicu straight onto the path of Osvaldo Miranda to pound into the back of the net from eleven metres. Ianis Zicu was provider in the second minute of added-time as he provided Ionel Dănciulescu the ball at the edge of the area before the veteran surged in and struck the ball to the far left corner from ten metres.
Both sides return to action on Friday as Dinamo Bucureşti welcomes Farul Constanţa with Gloria Bistriţa travels to FC Timişoara.