Poli went through to the next round of the Romanian Cup, after a not so simple win against second league team from Modelu, near Calarasi.
Dusan Uhrin Jr. sent a first eleven on the pitch comprised of several players who usually don't get past their substitute status and the initial forty five minutes were pretty well balanced. Poli came close to scoring through Arman Karamyan, but his shot just before half time was saved by goalie Ionut Curca. The second half on the other hand was well controlled by Poli, as the Prefab players started to trail physically. Nigerian winger Abiodun scored first, with a well placed header in the 62nd minute and just two minutes later, Poli went 2-0 up, as Rusic's shot from 14 meters managed to beat Curca. Torje then hit the post before Bucur, sent on in the last ten minutes, scored the third and final goal of the game to round off a decent performance by Poli.
Today's match saw five foreign players take on the Poli jersey: Abiodun, McKain, Srhoj, Arman Karamyan and Dejan Rusic. Obviously both Abiodun and Rusic did well by scoring, but Karamyan's performance was also praised by the radio commentators. Seeing how Poli didn't concede for the first time this season, McKain and Srhoj fared well with their defensive duties.
The next match: Poli - Gloria (Saturday, 29th of September).
P.S. I may well have to delay my next post, but no worries!