Gabi Balint's Timişoara lost important ground in their championship race as they fell 2-0 to defending champions CFR Cluj. The result drops Timişoara six points off Dinamo Bucureşti whilst Cluj is rapidly gaining ground and only trail by four points in the final Europa League spot.
After a scoreless half Diego Ruiz gave Cluj the lead five minutes in as he accepted Sixto Peralta short volley into the box before driving the ball in from ten metres. Cluj's Argentine connection continued to shine as with eighteen minutes left as Ruiz raced into the box before sending the ball to Sebastián Dubarbier on his left. After a touch he drove the ball into the top of the net from twelve metres to make it 2-0