With a short-week following Wednesday's victory over Iaşi, Gabi Balint's Timişoara squeezed out a narrow 1-0 victory over Gloria Bistriţa.
Led by noted Ioan Sabău, the Vampirii Albaştri showed a very impressive form and looked to heading to a scoreless draw before a late goal. In a very controversial call Mădălin Ciucă was shown his second yellow card with fifteen minutes left, forcing Bistriţa to play a man down for the balance of the match. Finally a minute into added time the deadlock was broken as Alexandru Curtean accepted Iasmin Latovlevici's pass and fired a shocking drive to the top left corner from twenty five metres past 'keeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu.
Timişoara returns to action next Saturday as they welcome Farul Constanţa whilst Gloria Bistriţa visits Unirea Urziceni.