Yet another humiliating loss at the hands of Gloria Buzau occured today, as Poli were unable to keep focused when it mattered and lost out on penalties.
Stancu scored the first goal after Artiom Karamyan had hit the post in the second half, but the white-violets conceded one after a free-kick and a mess in the penalty area, from which Litu managed to equalize in the 92 minute.
Buzau were awarded a penalty in the second half of injury time and Bunica scored, after which Karamyan and a player of the home side got sent off (Karamyan will not be present in the final two matches of the season, against Poli Iasi and CFR Cluj). Yet, Poli managed to peg back through the same Stancu, whose shot from 17 meters clipped the post and ended up in goal.
At the shoot-out, Bucur's effort was saved, and despite Alexa, Ratiu and Radoi converting, it was Buzau who came through to the next round.
Not much too say after this splendind achievement, but that some players should seriously consider looking for a new club this winter.