Poli - Dacia Mioveni 1:2 (0:1)

Another humiliating defeat this week, following the brilliant season restart of 2008. And what an idiotic defeat at that!

The match had barely started when Martinez, Ganea and Karamyan missed a magnificent chance to score in the second minute of play! A few minutes later, Ganea received a great pass from Martinez, but the ex-Internatinol missed lousily. After the first quarter hour of the game, something started going quite wrong, as Dacia were coming on the offensive more often and Poli was doing very little in terms of creating scoring opportunities. And then it happened: after a corner-kick the ball ended up in Mioveni's possession, Frasineanu taking a shot from inside the area, which would have probably been saved, had Borbely not deflected it into goal.
Things were not much in easier in the second half, despite the fact that Poli went into it playing a bit better. They turned for the worst when Canu, terribly undecided whether to pass back to Popa or not, got the ball taken from him and basically offered the second goal of the night for Dacia. Poli did manage to peg back through Rusic, who headered in a good Martinez cross, but Ganea twice and Rusic missed great chances to draw level before the ninety minutes drew to a close.

Once more, everyone fared pretty poorly, with the exception of Martinez, Milhazes and Rusic. The many misses and the big defensive blunders were the main causes for this bitter defeat, which leaves Poli fighting for a UEFA Cup spot. One that seems to be slipping away...

Poli: Popa (6) - Milhazes (6), Cânu (4), Luchin (5,5), Bădoi (5,5) - Art. Karamyan (5,5), Aliuţă (5), Borbely (5,5), Martinez (6,5) - Ganea (5), Arm. Karamyan (5). Rusici (6) and Tibi Bălan (5) replaced Aliuţă and Arman Karamyan.

You can watch the goals here.

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