It looks a lot like Poli is a team that mimics whoever our opponents are. So when we played Dinamo, we put in a great performance, suitable for the opponent. Today, similar to the matches against Bistrita, Gaz Metan, Otopeni, we played terrible, missed countless chances and almost lost two points to a team that's almost relegated. Not to mention the terrible mistakes made in defence.
Balaj awarded Poli a penalty in the 10th minute, after an alleged handball which did not really happen and Bucur converted. Then the white-violets missed four good scoring opportunities, through Cisovsky, Luchin and twice Bucur. Farul first showed they may be capable of something after the half-hour mark and they completely took advantage of the lack of concentration shown by Poli's defenders. After two saves from Pantilimon, the goalie let the ball slip through his hands in the 45th minute and allowed the away side to equalize.
Poli played similarly in the second half and after two chances from Cisovsky and Nibombe, both saved by the oppositon's goalie, who had a great day, Ben Tekloh sent the ball in his own goal following a Curtean corner. The white-violet's advantage only lasted one minute, as Nibombe and Borbely failed to communicate and Chico easily slotted the ball in. Luck struck again in Poli's favour when another Curtean corner somehow reached Bucur, after some really poor defending from Farul, and the striker scored to make it three. The away side almost equalized in the 90th minute, but their goal was correctly disallowed for an offside position, granting Poli a much needed, if a bit shameful, win. Yet, at this moment in the championship, gathering points is all that matters.
Poli: Pantilimon (5) - Stancu (5,5), Luchin (5,5), Nibombe (5,5), Latovlevici (5) - Abiodun (5,5), Cisovsky (6), Borbely (5), Maxim (5) - Bucur (6), Parks (5,5)
Curtean (6), Rusic (5) and Magera (6) replaced Maxim, Parks and Borbely.
Bucur goal (min 10):