It was a hell of a game, and when I say that I actually mean it was hell. It took the white-violets about 35 minutes to get going, until that point having tallied no shots on goal. Gloria, on the other hand, came close twice, but wasn't able to convert. Only after Bucur's overhead kick in the 38th minute and Borbely's missed header two minutes later did Poli take control of the game.
The second half consisted mostly the mounted pressure on Gloria's goal, but Rusic, Stancu and Goga couldn't make it count. Poli fans had to wait until the 85th minute - and had to suffer a heart stopping moment when Coroian's shot was saved by Pantilimon - when Alexa, at first, sent a header which arguably crossed the line but was not validated, before Goga's cross was excellently headered in by Parks. Gloria tried to pounce back, but couldn't, making this the 7th win in a row for Timisoara!
Mr. Uhrin might have got the first eleven wrong when he decided to send Rusic, Arman Karamyan and Borbely on the pitch instead of Parks, Goga and Magera, but he still managed to pull it off in the end, offically making this the longest victory spell in the club's history. Hopefully, there's more to come!
Poli: Pantilimon (6) - Bădoi (5,5), Cisovsky (6,5), Brezinsky (6,5), Milhazes (5) - Stancu (5), Alexa (6,5), Borbely (5), Arm. Karamyan (5) - Bucur (5,5), Rusici (5)
Magera (5,5), Goga (6) and Parks replaced Borbely, Karamyan and Rusic.
P.S. Congratulatins to Pantilimon and Bucur, who have been called up to the Romania National team.