It was a tough win today, especially given that Poli tried to defend a slender lead and almost ended up being equalized in the last minutes of the match.
After a first good chance from Otelul after fifteen minutes, Parks should've scored in the 20th, but his shot wasn't on goal. Just one minute later, Bucur did well to take the ball of a Galati defender and his shot clipped the post before entering into goal! The Poli striker could have made it two in the 31st minute, but his shot from a one on one position hit the side netting.
The second half belonged to Otelul, especially after the white-violets failed on a few occasions to scored a second goal. Two Pantilimon blunders lead to the away side's best scorind chances, but Latovlevici and particularly Cisovsky were there to save the day. In the end, Stancu could have scored, but his shot was saved by Kolev - yet, it was enough for Poli in what should be an important win in this season finale.
Poli: Pantilimon (5) - Bădoi (5), Nibombe (6), Cisovsky (7), Latovlevici (5,5) - Stancu (6), Scutaru (5,5), Magera (6), Art. Karamyan (5,5) - Bucur (6,5), Parks (5)
Curtean (5,5) for Parks (min 57)
Vrsic (5,5) for Magera (min 68)
Maxim for Karamyan (min 90+3)
Gigel Bucur goal (min 23):