Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Universitatea Craiova defeats Gaz Metan Mediaş

After losing to Pandurii Târgu Jiu last week, Universitatea Craiova responded with a 2-0 victory over Gaz Metan Mediaş. The victory leaves Nicolò Napoli's side two points below Cluj in the final Europa League spot as they face CS Otopeni on Sunday.

After a tight opening period Craiova took the lead as Julius Wobay free-kick from the left was flicked on by Valerică Găman to the back post with Florin Costea nodding it in. Romanian U-21 Constantin Gângioveanu was the creator of the second goal as with twenty-one minutes remaining he sent a pinpoint cross from the bye-line into the box that Mihai Dina headed-in off the far post. Mediaş 'keeper Cosmin Vâtcă argued that he pulled the back before crossing the line but the goal stood.